by Benjamin Lim in New Music on Thursday 2 May 2013

Singaporean music collective Strait Groove has released their new album, Time Train. With a new guitarist thrown into the mix, their latest record features a richer and more complex sound. From the brooding dark riffs of opening track Lost My Mind to the acoustic heartbreak song Chains, they somehow retain their schizophrenic mix of rock-blues-jazz-indie-folk-acoustic sensibilities. Even their national publications have admitted this is one band that can’t be pigeonholed. And the best news? You can download their album for free here.