Singapore Sling is an Icelandic Shoegazing band formed in 2000. Over the years they've had a recurring round of band members coming in and out, which may or may not be to blame for their decline in critical opinion.
They released their first album The Curse Of Singapore Sling in 2002 with critics comparing them to My Bloody Valentine, only way Darker and Edgier. They are one of the first Shoegazing acts to not only darken the genre, but do it well. But then, as they released their next few albums the cliches that were used in the first album were used yet again only more poorly in each album. Critics eventually stopped caring about them as faith in the band basically diminished by 2009's Perversity, Desperation and Death, which many fans refused to believe ever happened.
Thanks to these guys bands like A Place to Bury Strangers and The Horrors are continuing the Darker and Edgier form of the genre. The ear-blasting dark noise became a signature sound for all three of the bands, but these guys came about 5 years before the other two bands.
Singapore Sling scares the living bejesus out of us with the following tropes:
- Careful with That Axe- Saying that these guys like to play with their volume knobs is an understatement.
- Loudness War- Though not as egregious A Place to Bury Strangers, as they do actually have their limits, but they do like a lot of brickwalling.
- Signature Style- To the point where even A Place to Bury Strangers cannot replicate what they achieved with their first album.