on a Plane… Not!
than Samuel L. Jackson hurling profanities at slimy
snakes, the next best thing in David Ellis’
Snakes on a Plane is its end title song “Snakes
on a Plane (Bring It)” performed by alternative
rock band Cobra Starship featured on the movie soundtrack
To our surprise, the band isn’t all too impressed
with the intentionally B-grade action thriller during
a round table interview held in conjunction with their
tour to our sunny island.
movie was dumb, and who are you trying to kid with a
silly plot like that?” laughs vocalist Gabe Saporta
heartily at a bar in Raffles The Plaza Hotel on a humid
Ryland Blackinton joins in the bashing: “Admit
it, it isn’t the best movie around and our song
is better! But going for the LA premiere was quite cool
though.” Poised and keeping quiet at the side
is keytar player Victoria Asher, who politely smiles
at every hilarious reply her fellow band-mates give.
loves her,” says Blackinton matter-of-factly.
Also having contributed music for the soundtrack of
Kevin Munroe’s TMNT, the band’s genre of
sound has been branded as “emo-rock” by
the press. However, the band thinks that it is just
a label given by the public.
sums Cobra Starship’s kind of music in one solid
sentence: “We play music that’s good.”
touring Singapore to perform at SINGfest, a local music
festival offering international and local pop is indie
rock band The Academy Is… Like the members of
Cobra Starship, guitarist Michael Carden does not think
too much of Ellis’ movie.
the worst movie ever!” exclaims the tall Chicago-born
Other than performing on the popular track (which was
not written especially for the film, but later became
a successful and amazing marketing coincidence), The
Academy Is… has also contributed tracks for a
Superman spin-off album “Sound of Superman”.
pleasant and friendly Carden thinks that music should
be played “live”, and not be contained exclusively
in a CD album.
“The crowd and the energy is so different, and
there are things you can’t enjoy just by listening
to the songs while resting against a couch at home,”
he says enthusiastically.
having traveled with Cobra Starship for about five months
now, Carden is happy with the company he has been enjoying.
like going for adventures with friends and family. And
we don’t really party every night like you’d
think we would.
pace ourselves when it come to partying,” he chuckles.
A PLANE , TMNT
OF SUPERMAN official soundtracks released by Warner
Music is out in stores