Drawing influences from bands like Ash, The Killers, Mansun, Radiohead, Kent, Suede and Interpol, The Great Spy Experiment create music that is described as “a champagne-fuelled cocktail of powerpop, indie, rock and dance.” As much guitar-led as it is beat-driven, with indie riffs juxtaposing irresistible pop hooks and dance textures overlaying dance-able rock-grooves, the music is created with the dance floor in mind and the bedroom at heart. In just over three years, the band has gone from virtual unknowns to being touted as the nation’s indie darlings, on the back of incessant gigging and electrifying live performances, featuring in internationally renowned events such as the Baybeats, Singfest, Mosaic and ZoukOut festivals. In March 2007, the band traveled to the USA where they tore the stages at the South-by-Southwest Festival in Austin, as the first Singaporean representatives in the 21-year old event, as well as the San Antonio Indie Fest. In April 2007, the band traveled to the USA again, this time to perform at Singapore Day at New York’s Central Park. The Great Spy Experiment’s debut full-length album “Flower Show Riots” was released in September 2007. –Last.fm
About Ronald Gilliam
Ronald is currently a doctoral candidate in Asian Theatre at UH-Mānoa. He is responsible for leading and developing all online communication at CSEAS in addition to acting as the curator for the CSEAS music program.