To put it simply, NO PANTZ are four girls having an insanely good time attempting to play instruments. But really, it's about living out a common childhood dream to be punk rockers.
When we won some prize money in 2013 for appropriating a song about chocolate, we promised that it would go into making some kind of recording. Even though most of the cash was spent on food, this triple-single release proves that we are not liars.
Instead, it proves that we are awesome.
How else can you account for four random girls (cue "Forever Young") actually following through with a random Facebook comment thread, making their debut performance at a showcase of Singapore music, being featured in the media multiple times, and having a couple of freebies thrown in along the way? You can’t.
Before we get carried away with praising ourselves, we do admit that our awesomeness is very much reliant on the people we’ve met along the way of our respective journeys. We have definitely felt much love, and of course there have also been haters. We fart in their general direction. Because check it out, we actually wrote our own songs, performed them, recorded them, and released them.
They may not be technically perfect, or even last a month in your music device, but hey, this is here. And we f**king did it.
NO PANTZ HONOUR ROLL:
Patrick Chng, who made us sound amazing.
Cherie Ko, who let us use her secret studio and for being part of our #squad. You are our fave bb.
Joe Ng, who literally nagged us into making this recording.
Alan Bok, who recorded our first track as a band when we started out.
Amir Kadir, who believed in us enough to give us our first gig!
Gibson Guitar Singapore for lending us their beautiful instruments to get stupid with.
Manda is giving a special shout-out to Grass - because best friends, bad hair, ugly faces and making music is forever. And also to everyone who was involved in this project and who supported and believed in us.
Nat would like to thank God for all His blessings, and for Daniel Camoens, Rafi Dean, X’ Ho and Little Ong.
Grass is thankful for her early midlife crisis, her BFF for finally fulfilling this 15-year-old dream of ours, dear friends and family… and dead dogs.
Lennat is in eternal gratitude to Theresa, Emily, Jennylee and Stella for the constant reminder to always err on the side of beauty and honesty, and for being the catalyst of the formation of NO PANTZ.
released December 25, 2015
Mixed, mastered & engineered by Patrick Chng
Recorded at Sous-sol Studio
Produced by NO PANTZ
Gang vox & harmonies on “No Pantz” performed by Cherie Ko
All songs and recordings owned by NO PANTZ
Design by fFurious
NO PANTZ ARE:
Amanda Keisha Ang: Lead vocals / Guitar / Percussion
Natalie Pixiedub: Guitar / Gang Vox / Percussion
Gracinia Lim: Bass / Gang Vox
Lennat Mak: Drums / Gang Vox
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