The Lard Brothers are a hip-hop-based side project made up of Bob Seng and Bob Tan. Amidst recording an album for their defunct main band, The Love Experiment, they decided to embark on a Mark Ronson-esque project by revamping and recording popular and their favourite Singaporean indie tunes.
Joined recently by another overweight comrade, Bob Tang, they invited their friends to guest on the album, lending their vocal talents and instrumental prowess. Each cover is a re-imagination of the original tune, embarking on a vastly different path from its original.
The album is released online via Aging Youth Records and can be downloaded for free from National Day, Saturday 9 August 2008 onwards. Forest Action Team is produced and recorded at the Love Studios by The Lard Brothers.
released August 9, 2008
The Lard Brothers would like to thank our friends for taking out time to record these songs:
Adam, Biddy, Billy, Bryan, Dewi-marie, Garuda, Haykal, Inch, Joanne, Joe, Ko Flow, Max, Robin and Yeeyong. Your help and love are greatly appreciated!
Special thanks to Alvin Ananthan, Freaky Z, George Ong, Ho Kah Wye, Iliyas Ong, Joanna Lim, Sabrina Annawar, Simon Yong and Sujin Thomas as well! We didn’t get to record you this time round. Sorry, guys! Thanks for agreeing to help out though.
Thank you to the following bands for letting us cover and sample their tunes without suing us! We ♥ you!
), Humpback Oak (www.leslielow.com
), marchtwelve (www.myspace.com/marchtwelve
), Phorous, including Eswandy and Linda (www.myspace.com/phorousp
), Plainsunset (www.plainsunset.com
), Serenaide (serenaide.net
), The Padres (www.myspace.com/localbarboy
) and TypeWriter (www.myspace.com/typewriterband
Much love and gratitude goes to Edwin Tan for the food photos, Cherie Tan for the cover illustration and Tan Yeeyong for the album layout. Special thanks to Boey Yinhao for helping out on drums for our live show. Thanks to Terence Lau of Platform and Syed, Ben and Roslan of Invasion Productions for the shows.
Check out Inch’s Allura at www.myspace.com/allurarock
, DJ Ko Flow at www.myspace.com/djkoflow
, Koff Koff at www.myspace.com/koffkoff
, Joanne and Robin’s Toys In The Attic at www.myspace.com/wearetoysintheattic
and Adam’s You And Whose Army? at www.myspace.com/yawamusic
The Lard Brothers are Bob Seng, Bob Tan and Bob Tang.
Bob Seng would like to thank:
Mrs Seng, for letting me be hers; The Sengs, for letting me be me.
Bob Tan would like to thank:
My mum, for paying the electrical bill to keep this project going; All my friends, entertaining me on this incredulous project. It is okay if one is not talented. It’s more important to have talented friends. Thank you for your help!!!; A big shout-out to all the steamboat restaurants I love in Singapore. Keep the faith!
Bob Tang would like to thank:
God, for my sense of humour; my family, for supporting their wayward son; Tin Wai, for being there and good friends like Royston, Derong and Lennat who bravely listened to our demos and came for our gigs! Majulah Singapura!
Scratch our fishballs at: www.myspace.com/thelardbrothers