While Asian Pop Radio pride ourselves on breaking down stereotypes and celebrating the diversity of music by musicians of Asian backgrounds, one group is bent on changing perceptions on what it means to be a rock band. Introducing Sine. Latin for 'by itself' Sine is a band comprising of individuals who dare to be different. The guys explain "norms are what we perceive them to be. The norm of one may be insanity to a heretic. There is no truth, only perception."
Late last month, the 3-piece rock band, announced their highly anticipated debut EP was on the horizon, now we are pleased to inform that “The Average of Everything” has finally dropped.
Current local university students, Yeo Chai Jing, Tan Yiren Eugene, and Marcus Goh form the face of Sine. Being part of the 2017 Noise Music Mentorship in Singapore, Sine has gained invaluable advice as a noise mentee under the guidance of Martin Kong from Caracal. Drawing influence from Toe, Tricot, and Chon, their music can be described as a blend of math rock, progressive rock, and post-punk.
Recorded at Aeonix Productions, “The Average of Everything” is a five-track powerhouse that is reflective of the range of the band's influences, from math rock to progressive, metal and jazz. The EP tells a story of how the band decided to dive into its experimental roots, where each track is intentionally recorded to sound different from one another and is characterized by different sub-genres of rock. Despite these differences in sub-genres, the band's unique sound is still evident in every track. The result is an EP where each song feels like a chapter in a book, yet each chapter is tied to the common theme of the band's sound.
The EP dropping this week follows the release of their 2nd track, 'One Day' at the beginning of the month. 'One Day' stands out as the liveliest song from the EP, with its fast-driven rhythm guitars, driving bass and roaring drums balanced against melodic vocals. For their Singaporean followers, Sine will celebrate the release of the EP with a show on May 11, 2018 at LITHE HOUSE from 7pm, with supporting acts Terrestrea and Trust The Chaos. Tickets will be on sale at the door.
For the rest of you lot, we are pleased to announce that we've added the entire EP to our library from today which means that if you download our free APP now, there's a bloody good chance you will be hearing them before too long!
Remember you can request your favorite Sine track anytime via our request page too!
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Hear Sine on: Bandcamp / Spotify
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Watch Sine on: YouTube