Continuing our Laneway special for our newest series of features On the Record, we now speak to Singaporean folk project Hanging Up the Moon. The band was conceived as a solo venture by Sean Lam, best known for fronting 90's rock band Concave Scream. Now, he's backed by a full-band made up of Dean Aziz, Alexius Cai, Victor Low and Leslie Low. They're one of two Singaporean acts selected by Laneway to be a part of the festival this year, the other being .gif. Having already released two albums, the latest being 2013's The Biggest Lie in the World, Hanging Up the Moon has been winning a lot of people over with their earnest brand of folk that features plaintive melodies and poetic lyricism.
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Now working on their next album, we're hoping we get a little taste of what's to come with their set at Laneway. Looking at their choices, unsurprisingly they're undying champions of Singaporean music but find out what albums Sean's daughter loves to play at 6am on the way to school, along with the album he and Alexius likes that their partners hate.
THE RECORDS THAT INSPIRE US
Leslie Low - The Ground
No embedding but you can check out a track here.
The Divine Comedy - Regeneration
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Zircon Lounge - Regal Vigor
The Records We Jam at 2am On the Road
I'm seldom on the road at 2am but I usually drive my daughter to school at 6-ish and these are her selections.
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beatles - The Beatles (aka The White Album)
The Record That We Won't Listen To Ever Again
Sean, Alexius, Victor and Leslie
Never say never. :)
The Records That Never Fail to Make Us Cry
Not to the point of tears but these are good when I'm in a melancholic kind of mood.
Bjork - Homogenic
Beck - Sea Change
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill
The Records That Make Us Proud to be Singaporean
Sean, Victor & Alexius
Humpback Oak - Side A Side B
The Observatory - A Far Cry from Here
Aspidistrafly - A Little Fable
Piblokto - Colourless Fields
Concave Scream - Three
Padres - Night
Stompin' Ground - Measured by the Richter Scale
The Records That Transport Us Back to Secondary School
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
The Cult - Love
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
New Order - Substance
(The Oddfellows tape picture courtesy of Ivan Thomasz)