Are you ready for Camp Symmetry?
If you haven’t heard, Camp Symmetry is coming our way next month!
Presented by the good folks at Symmetry Entertainment who calls it “a teenage dream come true”, the music festival boast an array of top acts from post-rock to surf-rock to indie pop. Although we love every single act featured on the prodigious lineup(it is so hard to choose!), here’s our team’s top 5 favourite acts to catch!
Hailing from Hellerup, Denmark, Mew is not a new face in the indie and progressive rock music scene. The band has a significant sound, thanks to the echoingly high-pitched vocals of singer, Jonas Bjerre. Having released 5 albums that received international success such as Frengers, And the Glass Handed Kites and A Triumph for Man, Mew won the awards for “Album of the Year” and “Band of the Year” at the 2003 Danish Music Critics Award Show.
Our team has chosen Mew as our top act to catch at Camp Symmetry as the band will bound to blow you away! Having seen them at Summersonic in Osaka earlier this year, Mew is simply incredible live and the setlist for each of their shows will leave fans satisfied with their performance.
Explosions In The Sky started out as a call for a “sad, triumphant rock band” by Christopher Hrasky (drummer) while at University has led to the creation of one of the most cinematic bands of our times alongside Mark Smith (guitarist), Michael James (bassist) and Munaf Rayani (guitarist).
They were signed after Temporary Residence Limited listened to half their demo. Their first album, Those Who Tell the Truth, was released in 2001 with six songs.
EITS features regularly on film and television soundtracks, most prominently on Friday Night Lights where they created a stirring soundtrack to the drama set in their home state of Texas. This year, the band produced its first full original score for a film in nine years for David Gordon Green’s Prince Avalanche.
Be prepared to weep in happiness as the ethereal sounds of the band admist the greenery of The Meadow at Gardens by The Bay will bound to make any fans hearts flutter in delight. We caught them once at Fuji Rock Festival during sunset in the mountains and they did not disappoint to deliver, making the show straight-up epic.
San Cisco, the sunny four piece from Fremantle, Perth comprises of Nick Gardner (bass), Jordi Davieson (vocals, guitar), Scarlett Stevens (vocals, drums) and Josh Biondillo (guitar, vocals). Ever since their graduation not so long ago, they’ve performed sold out acts internationally, were selected to play at Lollapalooza and have charmed hearts all over the world with their quirky, upbeat music.
Jordi says: “San Cisco is a place situated between reality & a dream state. It is kind of like a huge cauldron we put all out creative input into, mix it together to make a super explosion of fantastic, wild creations. This is San Cisco.” They will be sure to send the crowd dancing.
Best Coast is Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno. The duo came together in 2009 after meeting at shows all over Los Angeles, California. Their music takes you to the beach, and is inspired by Bethany’s longing for Los Angeles while spending her days in NY attending Eugene Lang College, Best Coast sprung forth during her first days back in California.
She describes their music as “songs about summer and the sun and the ocean and being a lazy creep,” with “drums, beach boys bass lines, and other amazing things” added by her friend Bobb Bruno.
Often described as dream pop, with a strong hint of nostalgia, Wild Nothing is the solo project of Jack Tatum. Tatum began recording under the moniker Wild Nothing in the summer of 2009 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Upon gathering attention in indie music circles, he was signed with the Captured Tracks record label and began touring with a band. His debut album, Gemini, was written in his final year of college. It was released in Spring 2010 to both national and international acclaim.
Since then, Jack has pushed out a new full-length and the latest EP, Empty Estate, was released to much fanfare and buzz amongst the community.
So are you prepared for Camp Symmetry? Be sure to get ready for a day of festivities, great food and outdoor fun on the 2 November at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay as this is a festival not to be missed! See you there!
Text by: Erin Riduan
*Images courtesy of Symmetry Entertainment
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