Baybeats 2018: Force Vomit


18 Aug 2018, 8:50 PM - 9:30 PM




In 1998, surf punk bandits Force Vomit released their first full album, The Furniture Goes Up. Like in their previous demo cassette releases, the songs utilised a unique and rare combination of six-string guitars, four-string bass and two-stick drums and the album sees them playing random notes and making accidental noises in an effort to mimic rock and roll misfits from the ’50s to the ’00s.

In 2018, the band marks their 20th anniversary of the release of The Furniture Goes Up, which contained songs ranging from perky new-wave banger Standard Punishment, two-chord yearning anthem L.O.V.I.N.G, punkish sing-along The Return Of Mona Koh and slow-rock lighters-in-the-air ballad Last Nite I Said Goodbye.

In the last 25 years, they have been singled out by late legendary BBC DJ John Peel, put out a second CD album also containing actual songs, released various singles, wrote soundtracks to several films and TV shows and played countless (the band is bad at math) live shows in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The band has had affiliations with profit and non-profit bodies and events like Food Not Bombs, ZoukOut, Discovery Channel and The End Of Recordings.

The band went on hiatus in 2009 but made a much-anticipated comeback at Baybeats in 2013. That year also marked the 20th year since the band’s formation. The band—Dino Vomit (guitars and vocals), Alvin Vomit (guitars and vocals), Faz Vomit (drums) and Wan Vomit (bass)—still plays the occasional, sporadic show.

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Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981