The Local Outsider #10: Banna Harbera, Sixx and Moonwlk

The Local OutsiderWe’re back to (somewhat) regular programming on this month’s Local Outsider, with us playing catch-up to more acts that we’ve been meaning to feature on the column. And we have to, because next month is the last column (of the year) and we’ll unveil the results of our months-long hunt for the contents of the Philippine indie care package we’re giving to our friend in Kuala Lumpur. (You might have a good idea what’s in it if you’ve been following us on Twitter, or if you’re one of the bands involved.) So, well, on to the tunes – and we begin with a band whose name reminds me of that one time in Bangkok when I had nothing to watch but Boomerang, and I lamented why those classic cartoons are no longer on the Cartoon Network.

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“We’re so supersonic.”

“Supersonic” by Sixx | A word about David Cook’s front act in his Singapore concert last week: I think I love Aarika Lee. Am I the only one? Or is it because impatient fans who want David to perform soonest surrounded me that night? Never mind that Next Movement did covers during their seven-song set, and the grumbly sound system I (alone?) experienced, but I love her voice and I love her charisma. So I was glad to read about her in yesterday’s The Sunday Times, and learn that she has original material out. She’s got solo stuff, and then there’s the band she co-fronts, Sixx. Next Movement’s apparently just a chunk of that band: Sixx is a nine-piece that’s funk let loose. Like Kimbra on her swing-ier days, only Asian. Well, I’m only judging it from their single “Supersonic”. Let’s see when they do get their album out.