[Live Review] Eggplantegg 茄子蛋 - 想你的彼暗 I Miss You Tour @ Far East Square Pavilion (3/1/19, Singapore)
By Jocelle Koh
Photographs by Daniel Soo Poh Soo @ Livehouse
Special Thanks to Livehouse SG
As I neared the Pavilion in Far East Square last Friday night, I rubbed my tired eyes and did a double take. Although I knew Taiwanese rock band Eggplantegg were to be performing here later tonight to a sold-out crowd, this large a fanbase was not what I expected at all.
Snaking into tightly packed rows of concert-goers eagerly awaiting entrance to the venue, this was the largest turnout for an indie Mandarin music event I had ever seen in Singapore; a little bit of a miracle seeing as dialect music such as the band’s Taiwanese/Hokkien tunes are unable to be played on local radio.
Yet the band was certainly not ready to disappoint as they showed up on stage to the raucous cheers of their local fanbase, kicking off the night with ‘你不懂我的這款愛情’, a moody, reflective piece which sucked the audience right in.
Featuring frontman and keyboardist Ng KiPin’s gravelly and unique vocals against an eclectic backdrop of Taiwanese rock, the theatrical elements of the band’s recorded works truly stood out in a live setting.