made-in-singapore band etc‘s “astrogal” begins with a roar and ends in a state of heavenly bliss, but in between the temperatures keep rising and the tensions keep building as it heads skywards. at the heart of this space odyssey, though, is a plot that couldn’t be more down to earth, and when the self-proclaimed astroboy starts weaving his tale of urban alienation and the paradoxes of a wrecked up love, you can’t help but join him in his ambitious but ill-fated quest. it’s not the prettiest trip, but when it’s hijacked midway by guitars swirling out of orbit, you can sure bet on a ride that heads for the stars.
mp3: etc – astrogal
etc plays a “hastily-scheduled singapore gig” this saturday at prince of wales, 101 dunlop street, little india.