#01: Plainsunset

With a 20-year history in the regional music scene, Plainsunset is one of Singapore’s most venerable and influential indie punk rock bands. They’ve toured Malaysia, Philippines, China, New Zealand and Australia, and handily commanded a turnout of 8,500 people at Baybeats 2006, the record attendance for a single set. The four-man band has dropped a total of 3 albums to date, with a fourth scheduled for later this year.


Full disclosure: The Peak readers have another compelling reason to show up at 11.10pm, Sunday 26th June at the Powerhouse (Esplanade Waterfront carpark). Plainsunset’s guitarist / backing vocalist is the skipper of The Peak‘s Art Team by day.

#2: I am David Sparkle


No one actually named David in this five-man band , which started off in 2001 as an instrumental collective. The name is a play on the 70’s Malaysia disco king M. Daud Kilau’s name (kilau loosely means shiny or sparkly). Since then, the line-up has been switched up several times, but the focus on delivering riveting post- and experimental rock remains.

They’re closing the first night at 11.10pm, Sunday 26th June at the Powerhouse (Esplanade Waterfront carpark).

#03: Unclose

A young three-piece Japanese act that’s been touted to put out both explosive and deeply-moving music. What’s with the gas masks, we ask? That look fits right into their often dystopian themes and outlooks.


Be there ready to record at 9.50pm, Saturday 25th June at the Powerhouse (Esplanade Waterfront carpark).

Baybeats 2016 is organised by the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and is an annual music festival and chill-out weekend that celebrates both established and budding bands in the region. Many more acts are in the full line-up here.