SINGAPORE ORIGINALS: THE SAM WILLOWS & PLEASANTRY
||Wednesday 26 September 2012
|| Timbre @ The Substation
THE SAM WILLOWS
The Sam Willows is a celebration of life, a melting pot of sounds from dirty blues to gospel-funk, pop-rock to indie-folk, and random images of cats. Born out of a need to make unadulterated, unbound music, the quartet of Narelle, Ben, Jon and Sandra dug up various soundbites of their eclectic music history, forging their own path into the aural atmosphere whilst managing to be only slightly confu sed. Drawing inspiration from acts like Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, Joss Stone and Jack White, they craft a sound that bleeds for everyone; the starving, artist, the sedentary soldier. They recognize the rabid power of music and the shame of pigeonholing, and promise to, with all their might, tear down the walls of disparity among love and art. The band is currently waist-deep in the idea-swamp of their first EP, but would still love to take you out for coffee.
The Sam Willows is:
Pleasantry was conceptualized and formed in late 2010. Recycling musicians from active as well as inactive bands, the quintet crafts and carves music out of each member’s disparate listening backgrounds.
Drawing inspiration from dreamed-up scenarios based on real-life scripts, compositions showcase simple lyrical tones offset by the accompaniment of rich instrumentation and varied song structures.