iNCH - Letters To Ubin EP Launch
Fitting iNCH into a caricature of her namesake would be a misnomer. Always surprising people with her breadth of musicianship and depth of personality, iNCH is never afraid to venture into the discomforting umbra of artistry to push her own limits and challenge popular perceptions. One can imagine her as a musical nomad with the spirit animal of a mouse deer — endangered, private and mysterious, yet when revealed is honest and vulnerable — a contradiction of meekness and artfulness. Such unpredictability makes this pint-sized Singaporean singer-songwriter all the more an exciting paradox to embark on a musical adventure with.
A performance veteran in her own right, she has a solid breadth of experience on the world’s stage — from major local events such as Baybeats, Singapore International Festival of the Arts, Singapore Arts Festival, Singapore Night Festival, F1 Grand Prix, Youth Olympic Games — to other lauded arts festivals in Asia and beyond, including Beijing MIDI Music Festival, South by Southwest Festival (SxSW) in Texas, CMJ Music Marathon in New York, TEDxWomen in Washington, and the Canadian Music Week in Toronto. As a further nod to her abilities, iNCH opened for international acts Katy Perry, Vampire Weekend, and The Like, and even appeared in theatre (icon Kuo Pao Kun’s Lao Jiu).
One of iNCH’s most recent career highlights includes being the opening main act in her local record label House of Riot!’s landmark triple bill at The Esplanade, Singapore’s premier performing arts centre. iNCH, along with label mates veteran indie-rock band The Great Spy Experiment and the prodigious Charlie Lim, became the first indie collective to perform in The Esplanade’s grande dame – the 1,600 seater Concert Hall.
iNCH’s restless artistic imagination also goes beyond the realms of melody and harmony. She published her first book, Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea, in 2014 — a book that opens up yet another facet of this multi-talented young lady, revealing to us that behind her already-accomplished musical capabilities lie equally-fascinating visual art sensibilities which are an inseparable part of her creative process.
Even so, iNCH has never allowed these achievements and successes to define her as a musician. Through sheer hard work and a heart that stays grounded with her love for people, she carves every experience into her craft and relentlessly hones her innate musical gifts. Her debut EP, The Bedroom (2009), lured critics with the intimate, effervescent tunes that formally introduced iNCH’s signature range to the world. The EP was wildly circulated on music blogs and made it to the top five most mentioned music on HypeMachine. In that same year, she became the first Singaporean singer-songwriter to perform at SxSW, christening her as one of the city-state’s leading lights in the independent music scene. Her full-length, Wallflower (2010), closely followed, her artistic ambition expressed itself in folksy melodies set against lyrics that reveal the trepidation of coming of age. The Wallflower album was launched to a sold-out crowd and solid reception, but the indomitable iNCH did not allow the success to halt her thirst for a higher plane of musicianship — the following year in 2011, she packed her bags for Los Angeles on a quest for new inspiration. Her move indeed took her sonic palette on a steep departure from previous material, and arrived with her sophomore album, Bumfuzzle (2013), which received five star reviews for its homage to classic rock records, featuring the grandiosity of complex guitars and massive drums.
Tim De Cotta & The Warriors
Tim De Cotta is a vocalist, bassist, songwriter and producer who believes in keeping his art pure. Styled in R&B and HipHop, Tim draws influences from artists such as Maxwell, Frank Ocean, John Legend, Common and Mos Def while styling his bass-playing after the likes of Derrick Hodge and Stuart Zender. Having played with various bands such as the now defunct, SIXX, Tim is solo artist who loves getting his hands dirty in musical diversity, pushing the boundaries in writing and production with current bands such as TAJ, L.A.B, neoDominatrix and Kilo Habit.
A highly sought-after sessionist, Tim can be spotted playing and recording for many other artists such as Inch Chua, Michaela Therese, Najwa (KL), Charles J Tan (aka Charles Jedidiah), Dru Chen, Jawn & Ling Kai over the years.
- Venue Address was changed to "Aliwal Arts Centre - 28 Aliwal St, 199918". Orig#125640 2015-10-24 07:23:31