A UK Indie vibe with a 21st Century twist.
Derek McGuire and Olivier Huang (guitars) Paul Coggles (bass) Richie Baxter (vocals) Jesslyn Koh (drums)
Tell us a bit about yourselves and your music
We're a five-piece Indie Rock band with a wide range of musical influences. We have a Singaporean drummer, a guitarist from Paris, a bass player from Brighton in England, while the other guitarist and singer-songwriter are both from Glasgow in Scotland. We've all grown up with different musical influences though it's fair to say our set list tends towards an indie-rock feel. We're not as heavy as many of the bands that are playing on Day 2, so we're hoping the crowd won't hold that against us!
You guys come from different parts of the world. How do you groove so well together as a band?
We all share a passion for live music, particularly local, undiscovered talent in Singapore. It's a lot of fun whenever we get together. Our singer-songwriter writes the tunes, bringing ideas to rehearsals which the rest of the band builds on.
What’s your favourite thing about living in Singapore?
It's a fantastic place to call home for so many reasons, and groups like Anaki Records are doing a great job of filling the cultural gaps.
What do you hope for your audience to imagine and feel when they listen to your songs?
We want people to have a good time, that's all. There's nothing better than discovering a new band, and tapping your feet to the music. If we could be that band for anyone, that'd be amazing. Or if we can just help people enjoy their night out, that's job done.
Is that your gig philosophy as well?
Yes, go to a gig looking to be impressed and you'll leave disappointed. Go for a good time and you'll leave happy.
Fast forward to 2040. Where do you see yourself on the little red dot?
We're probably one of the older bands in the line-up, so if we all make it to 2040 we'll be sure to get together for a beer, and hopefully play some tunes together.
3 words that best describe your band?
France UK Singapore
Catch Cainamaniac at Anaki Rocks the City So Shiok 2018, 24 - 25 March Dhoby Ghaut Green Amphitheatre. Anaki Rocks the City is our big up to the diverse yet undiscovered talent on our home soil – the underground, the overlooked and the cool people who don't conform to an artistic norm. More importantly, it has the ability to transcend race, nationality, gender, genre or any divisive label. Anaki Rocks the City is open to and free for all to attend. There are absolutely no tickets sold. Because together, we are are the anthem.