Etc (Singaporean band)

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Etc
Origin Singapore
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock, pop rock, psychopop
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Deadbeats, Deserters, Padres, Pinholes, Force Vomit, Electric Penguin, Electric Penguin Etc, Rocket Scientist, Corporate Toil, Melissa Lim (ex Astreal), Free Love, Couple, Dyfectra, We GANG, Hot n Nasty
Website http://www.myspace.com/abcdetc
Members Ben Harrison
Harvey Chamberlain
Grace
Past members Vinita Ramani (bass, vocals, violin, sruti box)
Lennat Mak (drums)
Adrian Bestium (aka Rocket Scientist; guitar)
Harold Seah (drums)
Budi (drums)
Farizwan Fajari (bass; also in I Am David Sparkle)
Ami (bass)
Muhammad Alkhatib (bass; also guitarist in Astreal)
Ping (bass)

Etc is an indie rock and post-punk band associated with Singapore where it has been based the longest, playing and recording with a revolving line-up of musicians that evolved into a duo consisting of songwriter Ben Harrison (lead vocals and guitar) and Harvey Chamberlain (drums). Both members are from the UK.

Etc was amused when Singapore's English-language national daily, The Straits Times, described them as "the most literate band playing in the region".[1] Their music has been referred to as "Psychopop".[2][3]

Etc releases songs on the band's Soundcloud, ReverbNation and Myspace websites. Their debut single "Adolesce" featured on the BBC World Service for the broadcaster's Global Top 10[4] for Singapore. Their music has also featured on the soundtracks of movies by Eric Khoo (Mee Pok Man), Christine Chew and Yee Chang Kang, as well as on various compilations released in Singapore, Malaysia and Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Zach (12 December 1997). The Straits Times.
  2. ^ Chen, A; Mosman Ismahil. "No Finer Time To Be Alive? - Voices of Singapore's English Music". Simpleman Books, 1997
  3. ^ +65 Indie Underground, 2009
  4. ^ ibid.

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