Local rockers Monster Cat plays monster set on Baybeats' final night

Local band, Stopgap performs at the Music festival Baybeats by the Esplanade. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Local band, Stopgap performs at the Music festival Baybeats by the Esplanade. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
(From left) Lead vocalist Hentai Cat, drummer Meta Cat and guitarist Pyscho Cat of the band MONSTERCAT at the Arena at Esplanade for Baybeats 2014. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
(From left) Lead vocalist Hentai Cat, drummer Meta Cat and guitarist Pyscho Cat of the band MONSTERCAT at the Arena at Esplanade for Baybeats 2014. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Local band, The New Portsdown performs at the Music festival Baybeats by the Esplanade. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Local band, The New Portsdown performs at the Music festival Baybeats by the Esplanade. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Local singer Jaime Wong performs at the Music festival Baybeats by the Esplanade. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Local singer Jaime Wong performs at the Music festival Baybeats by the Esplanade. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Local band, The New Portsdown performs at the Music festival Baybeats by the Esplanade. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Local band, The New Portsdown performs at the Music festival Baybeats by the Esplanade. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
(From left) Din as keyboardist and Weish as vocals, the only credited group members of .Gif (dot Gif). -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
(From left) Din as keyboardist and Weish as vocals, the only credited group members of .Gif (dot Gif). -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
(From left) Tammy as drummer, Nicco as lead guitarist and Zamir as vocals of WhenTheKidsAreSurreal. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
(From left) Tammy as drummer, Nicco as lead guitarist and Zamir as vocals of WhenTheKidsAreSurreal. -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Music festival Baybeats by the Esplanade is the biggest platform for local bands and takes place on the evenings of June 27,28,29 at various venues within the Esplanade.  -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
Music festival Baybeats by the Esplanade is the biggest platform for local bands and takes place on the evenings of June 27,28,29 at various venues within the Esplanade.  -- DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Alternative rock band Monster Cat led the way on Sunday in the final night of music festival Baybeats, with a set that was equal parts tender, ferocious and musically layered. 

The homegrown act was one of the many bands that played at the annual indie event at the Esplanade that started on Friday. 

While their audience at the Arena stage was mostly seated, fans of local post-hardcore band Villes at the Powerhouse stage were anything but passive, moshing along to the band's meaty and heavy riffs. 

The energy was equally matched by Japanese rockers Survive, Said The Prophet, whose wild stage antics was a hit with the mostly teenage and young adult crowd. 

At the Chillout stage, electronic act .gif played two mesmerising sets at the Esplanade concourse while over at the Arena, the stage's closing act Atlas channeled the spirit of freeform jazz in their cerebral brand of indie rock.

dinohadi@sph.com.sg