“Remember that note.” From random chord strums to unplanned interludes with Jas on Bass, Luqman on Drums, Khai and Rasis on Guitars, creative freedom is the order of the day. Initially unaware that post-rock was even a genre, the band’s tunes are as spontaneous as they are melodic.
How did you guys get together?
Cut Out Heroes started off as a side project. Jas & Luq were already in a band, Khai & Rasis were in another. But just as fate would have it, the timing was perfect for these 4 stooges to join together and become what was later known as Cut Out Heroes.
What inspires you to create the songs that you do?
The songs are fueled by creative freedom and spontaneity. The structures and feel of the songs are determined only by our need for the song to be a sad, happy or an angry piece.
What do you hope for the audience to imagine or feel when they listen to your songs?
We only hope they don’t feel bored listening to it! In all honesty, we love our songs to have ups and downs within the song itself. Everything needs a climax.
Why do you think fellow Singaporeans can relate to your music?
In the hustle and bustle of this city life, we hope that listeners would be able to let their mind wander anywhere with our music, be it on a crowded train or an empty bus ride home.
You've been on a journey with anaki. How have the last 6 months made you feel?
Anaki never stops giving upcoming local bands a great avenue to showcase their talents. It gives these bands an opportunity to build confidence and more importantly, a platform for them to showcase their music to others and the community.
What are your hopes for Singapore circa 2050?
We definitely hope that the local music scene would improve in terms of quality as well as popularity. It would be amazing if the younger generations of years to come listens and prefers local music than others. When there’s a demand, there will be a supply.