It wasn't the least bit surprising that the 10th anniversary show by KittyWu Records was a communal gathering of friends and like-minded spirits.
The label has nurtured a roster of passionate musicians over the years, and having them under one roof along with other fantastic Singaporean acts, attributed to a powerhouse display that showed the label's strengths in curating excellent Singaporean music.
The concert, held at Esplanade Annexe Studio, served as the gratifying end to a weekend that also featured TTNG and Mylets' intimate showcase. KittyWu Records invited old friends and some standout newer talent — namely, Subsonic Eye and blankverse, whose live set under the name blankverse et al. incorporated dynamic guitar work into his meticulous form of electronic music.
KittyWu's line-up also comprised of label veterans Amateur Takes Control, making a grand return with a new, fully-formed line-up, along with other Singaporean favourites like T-Rex, Paris In The Making and Malaysian math-rock wizards Dirgahayu.
Even as the festivities were centered around KittyWu, the concert felt nothing like mere label worship — it was simply a celebration of great independent Singaporean music, and it served only a sliver of the talent that rests in the country. Long live KittyWu.
Check out what happened that night below.
blankverse et al.
Paris in the Making
Amateur Takes Control
Special thanks to KittyWu Records for the invitation.