8 Jul 2022, Fri, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall
They set the powerhouse stage alight during Baybeats 2017, crushed the Outdoor Theatre during Rocking the Region in 2018 and livestreamed the heck out of Esplanade’s Theatre stage in 2020. Now in 2022, Forests are about to raise the roof of the Esplanade's most prestigious stage—the Concert Hall—with as much FUN and riotous, chaotic joy that this “3 piece chicken nugget”can bring to Mosaic Music Series.
Fresh off their highly anticipated new third album that Stereogum calls “One of the most instantly enjoyable albums heard this year”, come shout, sing, dance and scream along to “Forests at the epitome of their sound.” (NME) whilst revelling in the “infectious spirit of the bunch.” (Vulture.com). With the glorious friendship-core stylings of Carpet Golf getting the party started, you won't want to miss this monumental celebration of emo/math pop perfection. Get in losers, we're going to Forests' FUN RAISER!
All patrons (except for children aged 12 and below) need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Mask-wearing is required for all indoor events. Patrons are also required to do SafeEntry check-in at the venue via the TraceTogether app or token.
Since forming in mid-2014, Forests have gained a global cult following of listeners through their unique blend of 90s-influenced emo with math-pop perfection. The Singapore-based trio gained a huge increase in global listenership upon the release of their sophomore album Spending Eternity In A Japanese Convenience Store, with word-of-mouth buzz from fans and critics alike hailing them as new heroes of the emo-math rock genre. The group has been featured on music publications such as Seterogum, NME and Bandwagon, and is the only band from Asia on Vulture.com’s list of 100 Greatest Emo Songs of All Time— alongside legendary genre stalwarts such as American Football, Jawbreaker and Sunny Day Real Estate.
Forests’ reputation for riotous, frantic and fun live performances has led the band from performing in intimate club shows in Singapore to legendary venues abroad in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.
2022 finds the band energized and embarking onward fresh new musical adventures with a new guitarist (Daniel) and the highly anticipated release of their third full-length album Get In Losers, We're Going To Eternal Damnation in April. With the resumption of travel and live shows looming ahead, Forests are amped to tour the new material and reconnect with fans and friends everywhere. Buckle up!
Carpet Golf (Special guests)
With an effortless chemistry forged through teenage kinship and hardcore fates, Carpet Golf is a four-piece friendship-core band. Rooted in twee sincerity and emo sentimentalities with rich indie rock experience, (with members part of Subsonic Eye, Charm, and Neptune Waves) the quartet’s odes embrace what it means to be honest, to be brothers, and every sweaty hotpot they have together.
Carpet Golf comprises Nathaniel Soh on guitar and vocals, Daniel Borces on guitar, Spencer Tan on bass, and Jordan Fernandes Khoo on drums.
8 Jul 2022, Fri
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