19 Apr '11, 6pm

Yahoo SG drops the word on Stellarium.

Yahoo SG drops the word on Stellarium.

Local shoegaze band Stellarium is a rare breed in Singapore. (Photo/ Stellarium) Every first and third Wednesday of the month, Yahoo! MusicScene shines the spotlight on talented, up-and-coming Singaporean bands or musicians. This week, we speak to Az Kadir from local band Stellarium about shoegaze music in Singapore. Have you heard about the shoegaze music scene in Singapore? Less popular than indie music, shoegaze originated from Britain in the 1980s, and is named after a kind of motionless performing style. Artistes in this genre typically stand on stage and stare at the floor while playing. However, this type of music is better-known for its pure, unadulterated sound as marked by loud, droning guitar riffs and bursts of distortion and feedback. "You can describe shoegaze music as noise rock or neo-psychedelic rock," said Az Kadir, leader of local shoegaze band Stellariu...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/musicscene/does-shoegaze-m...

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