KNIGHTINGALE

“Knightingale make fist­up, fuzz­drenched, quicksilver garage rock that, despite its bass­less nature, packs a dashingly IDGAF bounce.” ­ Juice Magazine

“Yeah, I kinda ended up in Singapore in the pursuit of an Australian actress, and got stuck here,” Knightingale lead singer and co­guitarist Ashwin confesses. After being mentored by Gibson AR Rep Patrick Chng and Singaporean looping king Randolf Arriola, Ashwin formed Knightingale’s identity while finding his roots, in what was meant to be a temporary stop on his way from India to Australia. The Straits Times described Knightingale’s influential 2015 Baybeats set as being loaded with “impassioned vocals and fervent drumbeats”, and they’re not wrong. Ashwin’s international epic to chase a currently­unnamed Aussie actress shines through in his emotive lyricism. Knightingale pushed their wave of success with a subsequent set at major Singaporean event Ignite Music Festival, which in turn lead to a crucial supporting role for indie­heroes Cloud Nothings, where they unveiled their new lineup amidst a hectic live show. These sets garnered further attention from international media publications Bandwagon, Juice, City Nomads and Singapore radio station Lush FM, helping cement Knightingale’s
role in Southern Asia’s music scene. Now the band is looking to cut loose with new garage power­pop single “White Shadow”, swathed in catchy melodies, thundering drums and gargantuan choruses to match. With an upcoming international tour all but confirmed, Knightingale are ready to take their sound to the global stage.

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