One of my favorite discoveries when I moved to Singapore in 2003 was alternative rock act, B-Quartet. I haven’t checked in on the boys for a while, but it looks like I swung back by just in time, since they are set to launch their debut full-length ‘Tomorrow Is Our Permanent Address’.
According to the press release, the album promises to put a stronger emphasis on song craft over instrumental pyrotechnics. Incorporating electronic elements into their usual jumble of jazz, alternative rock and pop, the band blends Bani Haykal’s poetry with its love for soft-loud dynamics and sharply tuned melodies.
Listen to the stream of Disp rs, courtesy of Aging Youth Records, and then try to resist buying the album.
‘Tomorrow is our Permanent Address’ is available from EarShot Cafe, Gramophone, Roxy Records, Sembawang Music Centre and Straits Records.