(Yes, this is very late. Yes, I know. Why am I writing about this now right? I do not really know. Just felt like it maybe? I did spend three nights there – Thursday to Saturday. Maybe I felt it is a good break from the rest of my writings and personal stuff. Probably.)
(Well, this is my blog so I guess I can just type whatever I want. So there. Hahaha.)
(Text in brackets look secretive. Probably just me.)
I spent Thursday to Saturday night at Music Matters Live. Walking to different spaces and stages for the various acts I was interested in catching and just having a good time. Live music is something to be appreciated since it usually feels different and better than recorded stuff.
There were bands I totally enjoyed and would have loved to catch them a second time, while there were bands that I personally regret experiencing but well, it is just a case of personal preference and what I was looking out for. But overall, I had fun on all three nights with or without alcohol and the atmosphere was pretty nice throughout the music festival. So yay to the team for organising another successful run!
I must say that it would have been nice if there was some sort of air cooler or more hand fans or electronic fans at the fountain stage because it was incredibly hot and stuffy. Not a must, of course, but it would be nice.
Anyway, a list of the bands I managed to catch:
- Cream (Japan Night)
- The Oral Cigarettes (Japan Night)
- Bec Laughton
- David Choi
- MC HotDog
- Slapshock (Ft. Kevin Lester and Apl de Ap)
- Sultan of The Disco (K-pop Night Out)
- Lim Kim (K-pop Night Out)
- Mark Bonafide (Made in Singapore)
- Sub : Shaman
- Buffalo Sunn
- Dune rats
- The Stonewolf Band
- Ash Grunwald
- Art of Fresh
- Dualist Inquiry
- Love x Stereo
I enjoyed how every band was really different and they presented themselves on stage in a way that they are comfortable with. Non-pretentious, confident and real. I really like that. When people are sincere with their music and when they believe in it, I think you can really feel it and it changes how we experience, listen and move. That’s what I think, anyway.
My favourite acts were definitely Bec Laughton, The Stonewolf Band and Ash Grunwald.
Laughton’s voice is amazing. And she was very confident when she presented her pieces. Her energy totally filled the entire of China One. It was intimate and impressive. For The Stonewolf Band, I liked their presence on stage. They did not jump around or move a lot but their occasional smiles while playing and the slight rhythm in their bodies to the music left an impression on me. As for Grunwald, he was a natural performer on stage and I really liked his playing and his voice. And his dreadlocks – awesome.
But of course, I enjoyed myself for every band I caught and I was moving to the music, laughing at jokes and clapping along. It was really relaxed and easy to ease myself into the crowd because everyone was simply into the music. It felt good, somehow. Hahaha.
I hope next year will be even greater. Whoo!