Manila-based production outfit Almost Crimes announced last month that they’ll be bringing For Tracy Hyde and Cosmic Child for an intimate show in Manila, where they’ll be playing alongside Outerhope, BP Valenzuela, and Megumi Acorda.
Self-described as what was initially a “fun project among friends,” shoegaze outfit Cosmic Child from Singapore have won over listeners with their nostalgic and heartfelt tunes, bringing on both fuzzy feelings and just the right amount of angst in English and Mandarin. The band released their sophomore album “Blue” last year, working with audio engineer Sarah Register, who has also worked with the likes of Depeche Mode, Brand New, and The Shins.
Meanwhile, For Tracy Hyde’s third album “New Young City” came out just this month. The Japanese band is a breath of fresh air with moody and atmospheric music that nonetheless sparks happiness and warmth, taking inspiration from old-school British shoegaze, psychedelic pop from the ‘60s, and their native J-Pop scene to create dream pop that’s all their own.
“We’ve picked a few bands that hit us hard like a warm hug from an old friend, and we hope they’ll make you feel the same way,” says the Almost Crimes announcement of the show, which also implores attendees to bring a few friends and make it a special memory.
With good music and all the possibility of a Saturday night in the slightly mellowed-out metro, surrounded by people we love and who are as passionate about live music as we are, who are we to refuse?