The Trees & The Wild (2012)
Force Vomit (2013)
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Bask in this blast from the past with post-apocalyptic rock band B-Quartet at their Baybeats 2007 Arena Stage performance. Revisit fan favourites such as Personal Space, Boutique and Shoebox, along with many other classics from their 2008 album Tomorrow Is Our Permanent Address. Premiered on 23 Aug 2020, Sun, 10.30pm.
Be transported back to Baybeats 2012 with Indonesian post-rock outfit The Trees & The Wild. Revel in the euphonious melding of ambient, post-rock and folk as the five-piece band flooded the Arena Stage with their luscious soundscapes. Premiered on 22 Aug 2020, Sat, 10.30pm.
About the band
Magic happens when The Trees & The Wild make music. While still deeply rooted in folk, the band has built on a sound inherently inspired by experimental noise, ambient post-rock elements, moody electronica and other worldly influences.
The Trees & The Wild comprises Remedy Waloni, Andra Budi Kurniawan, Charita Utami, Hertri Nur Pamungkas and Tyo Prasetya. While the years have brought them all around the world, the band first formed in Bekasi, Indonesia in 2005.
The band's sophomore album Zaman was released in Sep 2016 and climbed to the top of the iTunes Alternative charts in Indonesia. The album was noted by many as a large stylistic shift for the band, which saw a more atmospheric and experimental approach. Following its release, the band toured Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The Trees & The Wild has also performed at Clockenflap Festival (2016) and opened for Mew on their Asian Tour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Rock out with your favourite a-go-go garage punk rockers Force Vomit at their Baybeats 2013 performance at the now defunct Powerhouse Stage. Join these surf punk bandits in reminiscing with songs from their first full album The Furniture Goes Up, along with other head-banging singles. Premiered on 21 Aug 2020, Fri, 10.30pm.
About the band
Formed in late-1993, surf punk bandits Force Vomit were most active in the 1990s and 2000s. Utilising a “rare” combination of six-string guitars, four-string bass and two-stick drums, the band plays random notes that make accidental noise in an effort to mimic rock and roll misfits from the 1950s to the 2000s.
They have released two demo cassettes in Conspiracy A-Go-Go and The Fight In The Cave Of The Moon Butchers and two albums in The Furniture Goes Up and Give It Up For The Trustfund Rockers.
Over the years, the band has released various singles and written soundtracks to several films and television shows. They have also played countless (the band is bad at math) live shows in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Force Vomit went on hiatus in 2009 but made a much-anticipated comeback at Baybeats 2013. That year also marked the 20th year since the band’s formation. They still play the occasional, sporadic show.
The online counterpart of the biggest free alternative music festival in Singapore, Baybeats Online was a three-day music festival featuring a fist-pumping line-up of prominent Singapore acts, as well as talks and workshops, from 21 – 23 Aug 2020.
Back in the moshpit
You know what it is—Singapore's largest free alternative music festival returns with fresh faces and veterans alike, along with a refreshed Powerhouse2 stage!