Last Thursday, the New Music Show Live continued with Elgin rock band Farewell Singapore playing live in front of a packed out Crooked Arms. It had certainly been a busy evening for the rock quartet, especially with their having made the three and a half hour trip from the north of Scotland to play the New Music Show on Air3radio.com earlier that evening. So you could forgive them for being tired; however, they put on a really energetic and great acoustic set for all who were there.
Playing a number of songs from their début EP Ugly and the Fantastic, they opened their set with In These Minds, which was a great way to open the gig. Female lead singer Becky Addison was vocally excellent all night, fully demonstrating the range of her voice.
Next up was I See Spiders and and Tim Bulton, which were both good songs which sounded really great acoustically. Blue was a mid tempo number which once again sounded really great. Up next was La Demensee. This was excellent live. Very catchy and very quick tempoed, this was a fantastic piece of acoustic powerpop.
Stalling Bodies and Snow Patrol-esque Chambers were both excellent slow numbers and the penultimate song of the evening Cant Lie was a great bit of mid tempo indie rock. To end their set was a cover of Taylor Swift’s super popular song We Will Never Never Never Get Back Together. This was a fantastic way to end the evening. Very fun song, which had everyone in the Crooked Arms singing along with the band.
Overall, this was another successful night for the New Music Show Live. Farewell Singapore were excellent and sounded great acoustically. Not an easy feat for a band that normally play heavier stuff. If you like discovering new bands, the New Music Show Live is a fantastic way to do so. So make sure you head to the Crooked Arms every Thursday evening for a great night of free live music.
4 out of 5