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Subsonic Eye

c. - | ORIGIN: SINGAPORE

Shedding heavy fuzz and fanfare for rawer tonality and wearied lyricism, Singaporean noise rock mainstays Subsonic Eye reinvent themselves on their third full-length release Nature of Things.

Coming to grips with their place in a strange world, the band finds refuge in confessional intimacy with a grounded palette that evokes the album’s namesake – nature – whilst pondering the toll of human indulgence.

With the instrumentation’s newfound lucidity, vocalist Nur Wahidah’s unique timbre finally finds its place in the spotlight, playing a cross between Avril Lavigne’s emo-pop sweetness and warbling, Björk-esque expressiveness. Her lyrics render a personality in flux – conflicted between a wide-eyed appreciation for nature, and a looming resignation towards the consumerist apathy around us.

The result is a cohesiveness that extends across Nature of Things’ nine tracks – a distinctive symbiosis between Wahidah’s inimitable vocal presence and the band’s long-forged chemistry. It’s a synergy that allows for innovative reverence to touchstones across the rock spectrum – from 90s’ Sonic Youth, 00s’ Life Without Buildings, to 10s’ Snail Mail.

Capturing beauty in the liminal, Nature of Things finds the band poignantly celebrating the spirits of a natural world fast disappearing. In a world that seems to be closing in, their sonic metamorphosis becomes a source of life-affirming refuge. By embracing their most immediate instincts, Subsonic Eye take their boldest steps forward.

REVIEWED

Fruitcake


"It starts off strong from the start with beautiful melodic guitar work"

CF | 65 DAYS AGO