Variously described as “Singapore’s version of Tenacious D” and “one of the most entertaining local live acts ”, theatrical metal band Cockpit has released their sophomore EP titled “I Think You’re on Mute” on 5 February 20121.
In conjunction with the release, Cockpit also created two music videos commemorating the circuit breaker period of 2020, The first can be found here
Inspired by legendary ‘80s hard rock and metal bands, with a large nod and wink to ‘90s geek culture, Cockpit has entertained their audience since their formation in 2010 with their unique blend of thought-provoking yet humorous lyrics and bone-crushing guitar riffs. Notable recent performances include Baybeats 2020
“Many changes have happened since our initial release in 2015,” said Johnny Danger aka Shaun Tan, lead vocalist, and guitarist, “We added The LeidenFrost Effect aka Lyndon Long that year and unfortunately our bass player Sludge was disabled by a stroke in 2018 Which left him unable to play his instrument of choice but still remains in the band in other capacities. To fill the generous void left by his disability, we have welcomed a long-time supporter and friend of the band Pandora’s Box of Paradox aka Lyndsey Long to fill in the position of bass player in Cockpit. The circuit breaker gave us a lot of impetus and inspiration to get a release going and we filmed music videos to accompany the tracks!”
“These songs were written some time ago and methodically produced in our home studio, fortunately, I laid down most of my tracks before my stroke so these songs are extra precious to me, as a testament to the musician I was,” said SLUDGE aka Ian Tang, band member.