Singapore hardcore act Straight Forward have a fullset live video of their final show out now. Expertly shot multi-cam footage courtesy of production house Eyeris Studios: https://www.facebook.com/EyerisStudios
Check out our write up of the night as we reflected on the experience ourselves the day after: https://uniteasia.org/singapore-hardcore-say-goodbye-insane-band-straight-forward-photos-video/
We spoke to Straight Forward’s guitarist El Fahmy and asked for his thoughts a whole week plus since the demise of his band:
“I had low expectations for the show although it was my last one with the band, simply because it was a Friday show and there were already a lot of shows happening that weekend. I think it was a special night. A lot of old friends came to watch us and it was an intimate one despite the chaos. It was a really good bittersweet farewell for the band.
A week has passed but I’m still trying to let it sink in. It’s gonna take a while. I mean Straight Forward played an important and huge role in my teenage years. And all the heartfelt comments that people have been giving us just makes it even worse hahaha… But I think all of us are in a good place now and we’re all proud of the band.
Greatest Gratitude to everyone.”
Though this highly influential band has called it quits, all the band members already play in several other bands. Here’s a list:
Kurt is in Zodd https://zodd.bandcamp.com/releases
Nerd is in Losing End https://losingendhc.bandcamp.com/
Hasif is in Plague Bearer https://plague6bearer.bandcamp.com/releases and Astrid https://astridsg.bandcamp.com/
El Fahmy is in Tapestry https://sgtapestry.bandcamp.com/ and C.S.O. https://csomusical.bandcamp.com/releases
Once again…RIP to a phenomenal band who we demand you listen to. Their discography can be found in that link above.