The Echo Wrecks
Lee Roswell (drums) Christopher Coates (bass) David Meadows (guitar/ vocals)
How did you guys get together?
Chris and Dave formed the band in 2013 as an outlet for a batch of Dave's songs and made our live debut with Anaki's Mean Assembly gigs at Crazy Elephant in 2014. We have played around Singapore ever since, with drummer Lee completing the current line up in late 2015. We independently recorded and released a full length album, Crashing Waves in 2015 and currently have a new batch of songs ready and rehearsed for our second album. Our music is influenced by Indie and Alternative rock from the 1980s through to the 2000s, as well as taking inspiration from 60s and 70s Rock and New Wave.
2 of you teach at an international school. What do you want your students to feel when they listen to you?
We hope they feel inspired to form their own bands, write their own songs.
You guys come from different parts of the world. How do you work together as a band?
Dave will usually demo the songs and bring them to rehearsals for the rest of the band to fine tune their own parts and bring their own personalities into the music. You really have to listen to what the others are doing or saying and not be precious about your own ideas when considering what's best for the songs.
What’s your favourite thing about living in Singapore?
Being able to get to any gig in less than an hour!
Complete this sentence. If I were to write a song about my life on the little red dot, it would be about...
3 minutes long.
What about 3 words that best decribe your band?
Energetic, melodic, injury-prone.
The third comes with age... A quote that sums up your band's philosophy?
"Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Do not go gentle into that good night" - Dylan Thomas.
Catch The Echo Wrecks 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.