We continue with Mosaic fever as The Go! Team, Pink Martini and the perennially popular Kings of Convenience play to mostly sold-out concerts this week. Rounding up the lineup of superstars are glam-rock gods Placebo, who promise a rockin’ evening at their gig at the Fort Canning Park.
Esplanade Theatre Studio
If you like your music loud, gleeful and rrrriotous, don’t miss international boy/girl six-piece The Go! Team as they thrill crowds with their signature style best known for distorted samples, noisy guitars, cheeky rap, dancing and double drumming all jumbled up to create one messy yet glorious whole. Get ready for the biggest block party this year as the band plays hits across their 2 albums Thunder, Lightning, Strike and Proof of Youth.
Esplanade Concert Hall
Imagine lounging in a vintage bar parlour, a sophisticated Cosmopolitan in hand. The grand piano tinkers in the background and smokey vocals fill the room. Those vocals most likely belong to Pink Martini’s seductive frontwoman China Forbes, as her buttery vocals glide through a repertoire of heartbreak ballads in English, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Croatian and Spanish. Close your eyes and evoke nostalgic memories of old Hollywood glamour, old Polaroids and lost loves.
Esplanade Concert Hall
“What we build is bigger than the sum of two” goes haunting album opener 24-25 of Kings of Convenience’s latest album, Declaration of Dependence, followed by “So we meet again after several years, several years of separation. Moving on, moving around… Did we spend this time chasing each other’s tail?”
After a way-too-long 5 years’ hiatus, the kings of low-fi indie are finally back with an offering that surprises fans and critics alike by being even softer, darker and sparser. With both shows already sold out (the first had all its tickets snapped up within 2 hours of release), fans can expect the Kings to enthrall with their signature penchant for hushed melancholy, thoughtful lyrics, subtly exquisite melodies set to intimate acoustic guitar accompaniment, conjuring up images of bittersweet realities.
Fort Canning Park
Enthralling crowds in an entirely different manner, the glam-rock gods of alternative are back after a decade to set their audience on fire yet again. The poster boys of deviant exuberance, Placebo looks set to showcase their latest album, Battle for the Sun. If you’re a fan of rowdy moshpits and electric live performances, get your tickets now.