[PLAYLIST] Singapore Laneway Festival
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has become a staple in Singapore now, with its fourth instalment drawing a crowd of more than 10,000 people. In what I would describe as the perfect music festival weather, the windy skies of Singapore provided the perfect alchemy for some of the best indie music in the scene.
Vance Joy, recently crowned Triple J’s Hottest 100, justified all the hype surrounding them. Frightened Rabbit ditched their slower songs for an uptempo set that got the crowd jumping to their brand of Scottish Folk Rock. Elena Tonra of Daughter took us on an emotional journey with her delicate vocals, while Haim contrasted that with a surprising set that fused mid-70s west coast rock and Eurythmics-like '80s pop with Fleetwood Mac-inspired blues.
Chvrches showed great chemistry with their music and their stage performance, often interacting with the crowd with sincerity and quirkiness. And finally, James Blake, genius was the only word that came to mind as he masterfully brought the day to an end, with his music the perfect complement to the picturesque Gardens By The Bay.
Thanks to Chris Lim of The Spacemen for his comments on the festival (above) and for making this brilliant playlist (below). Credit also to Paulius Staniunas from All Is Amazing for his gorgeous photo featuring one of the most ridiculous buildings to grace our fine earth - The Marina Bay Sands Hotel. What an unreal backdrop!