This performance is part of Performing Home
18 NOVEMBER, 6.30PM - 10PM
My experience of the sub has always been one that felt like home for underground music and outcasts like myself. It was rowdy, basic and simple, but the vibe was just right for our kind of indie music. Being at the sub also reminds me of the early days of real DIY spirit where musicians would all organise or help with running 12 to 24 hour long gigs. We not only shared instruments, but also shared band members no matter what underground genre we were originally from. We became family and it felt like home. For my performance, I will relive the fondest times I had in the Substation garden through music,sound and noise.
About Suhaimi Subandie
Suhaimi Subandie (b. 1964) is an artist, guitarist, songwriter and producer. His areas of influences are primarily in the heavy metal, rock and hardcore genres & having coined "Lion City Hardcore" as one of the first Hardcore scene in this region. Having pioneered the South East Asian hardcore scene in 1988 together with his band members of Stompin’ Ground, the band became Singapore’s iconic local hardcore band. Their album Measured By The Richter Scale clinched second on Australian Billboard 100 Metal Charts in 1996. In 2013, Stompin’ Ground was the opening act for German metal legend, Destruction, at the Kuala Lumpur Metal Camp Festival. They have also played on the same stage with renowned bands including FUGAZI, THE ROLLINS BAND, THE BUZZCOCKS, BOLD, IGNITE and SICK OF IT ALL. Suhaimi has been a judge for numerous shows & competitions including the 1990s Asia Bagus & a 3 year stint as Judge & Mentor for Baybeats. He has also been involved in exhibitions like Sculpture Square's "Ghosts- Body At The Turn Of The Century" in 2013 & Stompin' Ground's own exhibition "We Set The Pace" in 2012 at the Substation by STATEMENT. At 52 he is still playing & performing with his current band, supergroup LC93 & might be the oldest performer playing the heavier side of the underground genre in Singapore.
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