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Static Shock vol 171: Sial (Singapore)//Subdued//Tropical Nightmare
March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm£7
SIAL finish their European tour by returning back to London! Come and give them a good send off.
Hailing from Singapore, South East Asia plays blistering, abrasive, loud and primitive sounding hardcore punk. SIAL (DAMNED in English) A swear word in Bahasa Melayu (Malay), Sial sings in the language of Singapore indigenous minority and challenge a culture and language generally said to be gentle and polite. SIAL represents the marginalize and the oppressed, taking back the power from Singapore’s centuries of imperialism and lies.
Started in the end of 2016, recorded their first live demo tape with only 6 mics and got it release by local and international labels. Played their first show on January 2017. Mid 2017 they got into the studio and recorded 7 songs which is put on an LP which was released by London based hardcore punk record label La Vida Es Un Mus. Along the way they got into a project with friends by renting a unit at Jalan Sultan and started a co-op call Project 416 which is basically a shared practice space. With that they record more songs by themselves and put out a new 7” EP which is released by the same label. The record was out coincide with their North America tour on October 2018 playing 10 shows in US/Canada ending it with NOT DEAD YET Festival in Toronto. On March 2019, they will embark their first Europe tour.
SIAL comprises of 4 individuals who also plays in a number of other bands and are active members of the local DIY hardcore punk community.
London’s Subdued throttles gasps of brickwall torture in and amongst the poison flora of spoken word which will legitimately make a mother cry. Nods to the impassable corners of Celtic Frost and the broken necks of enthusiastic Amebix fans, all with a specific kind of listless stare into the white void of repetitive oblivion. Shaking you in and out of misery, Subdued are back.
Polemically powerful and relentless rhythmic hardcore cataclysm from London via São Paulo.