In Each Hand A Cutlass: The Amaranthine Voyage

Daniel Sassoon, Jordan Cheng, Amanda Ling, Roland Lim

Experimental rock band, In Each Hand A Cutlass will be performing on the 24th of June, 2011 at Esplanade Recital Studio. For more details, click here.

I'm not too sure if this is an album release or just a gig to remind people how awesome they are, but irregardless of the reason, you have to be there if you're a fan of experimental and ambient music that covers a broad range of genres. So be there to get your dosage of quality music.

I apologise for the lack of words for this gig, but I really have not much to mention other than to be there and experience the awesomeness yourself. However one thing I do wonder is, where's the bassist?

For more In Each Hand A Cutlass, visit

Update: Their album, A Universe Made of Strings, will be released on the night itself.

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Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

Released: April 12, 2011
Label: RCA

I don't know if I just have a strange affinity towards cleanly produced pop-alternative-rock or I'm just drawn to Dave's good looks or just the charming choruses that you will remember all the way to your deathbed, but the latest Foo offering has definitely made me wanting for more.

  1. Bridge Burning
  2. Rope
  3. Dear Rosemary
  4. White Limo
  5. Arlandria
  6. These Days
  7. Back & Forth
  8. A Matter of Time
  9. Miss The Misery
  10. I Should Have Known
  11. Walk
Wasting Light wastes no time in delivering the good stuff with the intro track Bridge Burning, second single (or was it first?) Rope and followed by the beautiful Dear Rosemary. Just when you thought that those were the only good tracks you'll get in the whole album, you'll be surprised by the gritty and fuzzy, White Limo, that brings you all around Kickass Ave, and drops you off at Arlandria for a more balanced Foos experience with a guitar and drums only verse and a sing-along chorus that will stick to you longer than a coffee stain.

These Days is classic a Foo Fighters "half-ballad-half-rocking out" track a la Resolve out of In Your Honor Disc 1 (2005). After a close 5 minutes of feeling a little melancholic, Back & Forth and Miss The Misery brings back a little of the energy from the first half of the album with the latter being a real firecracker with its tasteful layering of guitar parts and almost unforgettable chorus (duh).

So in classic Foo Fighters fashion, the second half of Wasting Light does lack a little of the energy of the first half and shows a more mature Foo Fighters, but that is not to say it lacks the quality. I Should Have Known and the latest single, Walk, definitely shows a mature side of a band that knows how to express themselves in different ways and not just by wailing and shouting and crashing into their instruments.

Wasting Light, as a whole, is an amazing Foo Fighters album and whatever you're looking for, whatever your mood is, this album has got what you need.

7 out of 7 sins

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New Icarus Line Track!

photo courtesy of

Thanks to for the heads up to their new track.

First impressions on my first listen to this new track is that, I really dig that kickass guitar, bass and drum groove. I love how the guitar sounds, especially the rhythm parts. I can only imagine how it sounds in the final studio (LP) version.

Let It Fall (Live Band Demo Sunset Sound) by The Icarus Line _ Miracle

And here is the link to the Buddyhead article.


On other news, I'm gonna try to make frequent updates from now on cause I've finally acquired my pink card of freedom. So here's to more interesting news on the alternative side of the music universe. So check this space for future updates. Thanks.

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