15 Jan '12, 10am

Foster The People's 1st Singapore gig gets fans all pumped up

Foster The People's 1st Singapore gig gets fans all pumped up

Los Angeles band Foster The People perform their first concert in Singapore at Fort Canning Park on Jan 14, 2012. -- PHOTO: ALOYSIUS LIM / CHUGG ENTERTAINMENT By Yong Shu Hoong Los Angeles-based Foster The People's first Singapore gig may not have resolved critics' debate over whether they are the next big thing or - thanks to their wildly popular signature tune, Pumped Up Kicks - a one-hit wonder. But this pop-rock band's sold-out show did come across as grittier and, aided by mucky weather, much sweatier than the slick production of their first and only studio album, Torches (2011). After a set by Singapore band The Auditory Effect, Foster The People kicked off the gig shortly after 9pm with Houdini. Lead singer Mark Foster, drummer Mark Pontius and bassist Cubbie Fink, aided by two touring musicians on guitar, keyboards, percussions and backing vocals, belted out harder...

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