“Mischief Managed” by CHVNGES will be released 4th of August 2017.
With a history in playing for multiple Singaporean bands ranging from Post Punk to Electro, Houg’s ambitions have taken him from the confinements of his local arts scene to the shores of Australia with hopes of pushing the ceiling and sharing his grooves with an international audience.
New single, “The Seas I See” was self produced and recorded in Houg’s home studio back in January. The song tries to sonically capture the essence of internal dread and chaos. It describes the subtle and invisible pains the people around us go through, unbeknownst to us. This is part of the greater theme of Houg’s debut album The Death Process, which also explores the different anxieties and pain, suffered first hand by Houg.
“Sonically, the song has its main line ‘It seems to me, all I see, my destiny, is at the bottom of the pit,’ repeat itself throughout in character of someone pleading in desperation. It also has the samples of saxophones as well as heavily effected vocals randomly appear throughout the song, signifying the chaos around the sufferer,” says Houg on the new song.
Houg’s influences range from Electronic acts like Gorillaz, Little Dragon & Bonobo in its electronic sound and sampling style, to New Wave artists like Tears for Fears & New Order for the synth sounds and lyrical style. He even has influences ranging from early Michael Jackson to DJ Shadow for his drums and beats.
Houg will be playing multiple shows in Melbourne from August, with a show at the Non DJ Showcase 9 on the 23rd of August at the Tago Mago Bar. He will also be playing at other local bars such as The Night Heron amongst others with dates to be confirmed.
For Fans Of: Gorillaz | Little Dragon | Tears For Fears
Fri 4th Aug – The Spotlight, Melbourne
Wed 23rd Aug – Non DJ Showcase 9 @ Tago Mago Bar, Melbourne
Thur 24th Aug – Heron Bar, Single Launch, Melbourne
“The Seas I See” by HOUG will be released 4th of August 2017.
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