Subsonic Eye wants you to come along for the ride. The young Singaporean band and Middle Class Cigars signee makes dream pop suffused with sunshine and swirling emotion – twisting, transportive music that envelops as much as it hooks.
Subsonic made their debut in April 2017 with Strawberry Feels, which was spotlit by Bandcamp as a New & Notable release and was one of the year’s best-selling dream pop/shoegaze albums on the platform. It was also lauded by media such as The 405 (who scored it an 8.5 out of 10), Asia Times, and Culture Collide.
In the bursting months since, Subsonic has come into themselves, especially as a band that loves loud, live sound. A voracious appetite for playing live has led to slots alongside Beach Fossils and Yuck, to name a few, as well as tours across Asia that have made them a name in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and more.
Along the way and a lineup change or two, guitarist Daniel Castro Borces and singer Nur Wahidah have properly seized the reins as Subsonic’s primary creative forces. In the time since they met as schoolmates with common interests and formed the band in 2015, their songwriting has emerged as a vehicle for emotions and truths they’ve found don’t usually come easy. “I see Subsonic Eye as a creative outlet for me to express my emotions and ideas that words can’t,” Borces says. “I like to conclude episodes and look back on things through the music – like a sonic reflection journal without words.” And in memorable, beguiling turns of phrase and vocal melodies that have evoked comparisons to Elizabeth Fraser and Harriet Wheeler, Wahidah unspools what was previously unsayable, paying out lyrical line for listeners to unpick for themselves.