In Each Hand A Cutlass /  Singapore Cinematic instrumental amalgam of post-rock, progressive rock & metal
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In Each Hand A Cutlass

Cinematic instrumental amalgam of post-rock, progressive rock & metal
Singapore

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Soundtracks to the cinema in YOU.

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The Kraken Tour — 09/01/2016

We are stoked to be playing shows at the Bigsound music festival / conference in Brisbane, and some shows in China, including an appearance at the Concrete & Grass Music Festival in Shanghai. This is just the first step in taking the Kraken around the world.

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In Each Hand A Cutlass - The Deep [65 Spectrums]...

In Each Hand A Cutlass - The Deep [65 Spectrums]

65 Spectrums presents In Each Hand A Cutlass playing The Deep during 'In Each Hand A Cutlass: The Kraken live, Late Night @ Esplanade' 24 April 2015 In Each ...

In Each Hand A Cutlass - Overture [65 Spectrums]...

In Each Hand A Cutlass - Overture [65 Spectrums]

65 Spectrums presents In Each Hand A Cutlass playing Overture during 'In Each Hand A Cutlass: The Kraken live, Late Night @ Esplanade' 24 April 2015 In Each ...

In Each Hand A Cutlass - Satori 101 [65 Spectrums]...

In Each Hand A Cutlass - Satori 101 [65 Spectrums]

65 Spectrums presents In Each Hand A Cutlass playing Satori 101 during 'In Each Hand A Cutlass: The Kraken live, Late Night @ Esplanade' 24 April 2015 In Eac...

In Each Hand A Cutlass - Marauder (2013)...

In Each Hand A Cutlass - Marauder (2013)

Band press photo: Feb 2015 | In Each Hand A Cutlass
Band press photo: Feb 2015
At Urbanscapes 1/2 | In Each Hand A Cutlass
At Urbanscapes 1/2
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At Urbanscapes 2/2
IEHAC recording: 2014 collage | In Each Hand A Cutlass
IEHAC recording: 2014 collage

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In Each Hand A Cutlass /  Singapore Cinematic instrumental amalgam of post-rock, progressive rock & metal

SHORT VERSION

In Each Hand A Cutlass (IEHAC) is an instrumental rock act from Singapore, blending progressive rock, ambient, post-rock and metal elements, casting aside music boundaries, creating epic and powerfully moving songs to lift your spirit and leave you yearning for more. Live, they tear into their instruments with an intense, unbridled energy, delivering engaging and immersive performances that are technically accomplished, musically nuanced and visually exciting.

The band released “The Kraken”, their highly anticipated sophomore album, in April 2015. It was recorded, engineered, mixed and produced by acclaimed American record producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Day Real Estate, Veruca Salt, Touché Amoré) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, Haim, Sia). IEHAC has a following that extends far beyond their shores, with listeners frequently discovering and lauding their music.

In Each Hand A Cutlass is not just a band with a fancy name. It is a statement of intent.

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FULL VERSION

In Each Hand A Cutlass (IEHAC) is an instrumental rock act from Singapore, comprising of some well-known music personalities.

The band currently comprises indie rock veteran Daniel Sassoon (Electrico, Livonia) on guitars, keyboardist/DJ Amanda Ling (Electrico, The Synth Experience), drummer Jordan Cheng (Rafe, For This Cycle), and bassist Nelson Tan, a professional on the music circuit for close to a decade. Sujin Thomas, guitarist and former music journalist, is the most recent addition and completes the line-up.

This band of sonic pirates blends progressive rock, ambient, post-rock and metal elements, casting aside all music boundaries, to create epic and powerfully moving songs to lift your spirit and leave you yearning for more. Live, they tear into their instruments with an intense, unbridled energy, delivering engaging and immersive performances that are simultaneously technically accomplished, musically nuanced and visually exciting.

The band independently released their debut full length album, "A Universe Made Of Strings" in June 2011. The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, James LaBrie) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden, and released in conjunction with their album launch show entitled "The Amaranthine Voyage" at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, where a high-octane set was played to a sold-out audience.

In mid-2014, IEHAC digitally released a 2-track EP “Forgetting”, which was recorded in 2012 and served as a document of a band in a stage of transition.

The band released their highly anticipated and epic sophomore album entitled "The Kraken" in late April 2015. The album was recorded, engineered, mixed and produced by acclaimed American record producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Pete Yorn, Sunny Day Real Estate, Veruca Salt, Touché Amoré) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, Haim, Sia) at The Lodge, NYC, and released to high acclaim, and to another triumphant album launch show at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay which was sold out more than a week prior with demand continuing long after tickets were no longer available. “The Kraken” has been garnering unanimously positive reviews, with the Straits Times’ newspaper awarding it a 4-star rating and lauding it as Album Of The Week, as well as landing on year-end best-of lists on music sites such as Metal Storm and Heavy Blog Is Heavy. It has also spun first single “Satori 101” which has been gaining traction on Lush 99.5fm.

IEHAC has played some high profile shows, including Esplanade's Baybeats in 2009 and 2012, and the inaugural People's Party fest held in Singapore in 2012, alongside Bombay Bicycle Club, The Naked and Famous, Metronomy and The Jezabels. Internationally, the band has played shows in Hong Kong, as well as in Malaysia for 2013's Urbanscapes music festival, and was a special guest for the Johor Bahru leg of KL-based rock band Kyoto Protocol's national tour in early 2015.

They were voted "Best Band of 2011" by Juice Magazine and also won the "Best Instrumental/World Music" award for their track "Helmets And Fiery Endings" at the VIMA Awards 2011, which honours independent musicians from Asia. IEHAC was also nominated for "Best Music Act" in the Elle awards for 2011. The band has a following that extends far beyond their shores, with active listeners and supporters discovering and lauding their music all the time. In September 2016, the band will be playing at Big Sound music conference and festival in Brisbane, followed by a China tour, including an appearance at the Concrete and Grass Music Festival in Shanghai. Touring plans and overseas festival shows are currently being sought and explored.

In Each Hand A Cutlass is not just a band with a fancy name. It is a statement of intent.

Daniel Sassoon

Guitars

Nelson Tan

Bass

Sujin Thomas

Guitars

Jordan Cheng

Drums and percussion

Amanda Ling

Keyboards and programming
Sep 01, 2016

appearance

The Kraken Tour
The Kraken Tour

We are stoked to be playing shows at the Bigsound music festival / conference in Brisbane, and some shows in China, including an appearance at the Concrete & Grass Music Festival in Shanghai. This is just the first step in taking the Kraken around the world.

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Jun 03, 2015

affiliation

Slate Entertainment appointed as worldwide booking agent for In Each Hand A Cutlass

We are excited to announce that we've appointed Slate Entertainment as our worldwide booking agent. For all queries regarding bookings, live performances, shows and appearances, interested parties may contact Keith Tan at - we look forward to a fruitful partnership.

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Apr 20, 2015

affiliation

Secret Signals appointed as regional publicist for In Each Hand A Cutlass

April 20th 2015, SINGAPORE – Secret Signals is excited to announce our partnership with Singapore-based instrumental rock act In Each Hand A Cutlass (IEHAC). As appointed regional publicist, Secret Signals will take on all press, marketing and radio and video servicing responsibilities in the region including Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and India. see more below:

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Apr 18, 2015

appearance

#Vinyloftheday - Record Store Day @ Rdio Home, Sat 18 April 2015
#Vinyloftheday - Record Store Day @ Rdio Home, Sat 18 April 2015

Record Store Day show announced.

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Apr 08, 2015

milestone

The Kraken - press coverage

The Kraken is gathering plenty of press coverage. Keep track of it via the link below.

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Mar 16, 2015

press quote

First review of The Kraken: "...the cohesive ambition displayed on this astounding work"

Power of Pop reviews an advance copy of The Kraken. "As its centrepiece is the mammoth title track, broken down into four parts, for easier consumption. 'The Kraken' is almost a treatise on rock music itself, finding ways to incorporate diverse strands of the best rock styles that have inspired millions over decades."

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Mar 06, 2015

appearance

Album launch of The Kraken at Esplanade Recital Studio, Friday 24 April 2015
Album launch of The Kraken at Esplanade Recital Studio, Friday 24 April 2015

Album launch show announced.

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Mar 04, 2015

milestone

Mastering LP2, The Kraken, with Emily Lazar
Mastering LP2, The Kraken, with Emily Lazar

The band's 2nd LP, The Kraken, is being mastered by Emily Lazar whose notable credits include Foo Fighters, Sia, Haim and The Killers.

Feb 06, 2015

appearance

Show with Kyoto Protocol (MY) in Johor Baru, Malaysia
Show with Kyoto Protocol (MY) in Johor Baru, Malaysia

Supported Kyoto Protocol in the Johor Bahru leg of their national tour.

Jul 09, 2014

milestone

Recording for yet-untitled album #2 with Brad Wood begins
Recording for yet-untitled album #2 with Brad Wood begins

Kick started recording sessions for LP2 with L.A. producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Sunny Day Real Estate, Pete Yorn, Veruca Salt, Touché Amoré) -drum tracking first at Yellow Box Studios, before heading to Snakeweed Studios with Brad and notable Singapore producer Leonard Soosay at the helm.

Nov 23, 2013

appearance

Urbanscapes festival 2013
Urbanscapes festival 2013

Played at the Urbanscapes music festival in Malaysia.

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Sep 14, 2013

appearance

Live in Hong Kong
Live in Hong Kong

Mini tour in Hong Kong, including a show supporting Noughts & Exes for their album launch.

Oct 12, 2012

credit

"Glaciers" used by Esplanade for 10th anniversary celebrations in 2012

"Glaciers" was used by the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay as the soundtrack to their videos in conjunction with their 10th anniversary celebrations. The band also played live with Starlight Alchemy for the "Ten Candles" performance, providing a musical soundtrack for their fire-twirling extravaganza.

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Jul 01, 2012

appearance

Baybeats 2012
Baybeats 2012

Played the main stage at the Baybeats festival in 2012.

Feb 17, 2012

award

"Best Instrumental/World Music" (for "Helmets And Fiery Endings") - VIMA Awards 2011

Won "Best Instrumental/World Music" award for "Helmets and Fiery Endings" at the Voice Independent Music Awards (VIMA) in 2011.

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Jan 01, 2012

award

Best Band of 2011 - JUICE magazine Singapore

Won "Best Band of 2011" award by JUICE magazine Singapore.

Jan 01, 2012

award

"Best Music Act" 2011 (nominee) - Elle Magazine Singapore

Nominated for "Best Music Act" of 2011 by Elle magazine Singapore.

Keith Tan / Slate Entertainment

Bookings, shows, events

Edwin Waliman / Secret Signals

Regional Publicist
Date Title Location Type Info
Apr 18, 2015 Rdio Home Singapore, Performance  
Apr 24, 2015 Esplanade Recital Studio Singapore, Performance  
Aug 05, 2015 Tiger Beer SG50 Unofficial Official Party Singapore, Performance  
Aug 14, 2015 100+50 Bands Fest Singapore, Performance  
Aug 22, 2015 Ignite! Music Festival Singapore, Singapore Performance  
Oct 30, 2015 Singapore Writers Festival SG, SG Performance  
Mar 11, 2016 Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay Singapore, Performance  
Sep 02, 2016 Annexe sessions Singapore, Performance  
Sep 03, 2016 Hood Bar: Saturday Original Sessions, 5th Anniversary Singapore, Performance  
Sep 07, 2016 Bigsound festival Brisbane, Queensland Performance  
Sep 08, 2016 Bigsound festival: Singapore Sound System Brisbane, Queensland Performance  
Sep 13, 2016 B10 Shenzhen, China Performance  
Sep 17, 2016 Concrete & Grass Festival Shanghai, China Performance  
There are no upcoming events scheduled.