In Each Hand A Cutlass are an instrumental act comprising of some well known musicians in the Asia music scene. Its lineup currently consists of indie rock veteran Daniel Sassoon (Electrico, Livonia, The Recidivists), keyboardist / DJ Amanda Ling (The Synth Experience, Electrico, Throb), drum wizard Jordan Cheng (Rafe, For This Cycle) and bassist Nelson Tan - a relative newcomer to the indie scene but a professional on the music circuit for close to a decade. Sujin Thomas completes the lineup as touring guitarist for live shows.
This band of sonic pirates blends progressive rock, ambient, post rock and metal elements, casting all music boundaries aside, to create epic sprawling yearning songs that alternate between lifting your spirit and kicking your butt.
The band released their debut full length album, "A Universe Made Of Strings" independently on 24 June 2011. The album was produced by notable producer (and former guitarist) Roland Lim and mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth / Soilwork / James LaBrie fame) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The album was released in conjunction with their album launch show entitled "The Amaranthine Voyage" at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, where they played a triumphant and high-octane set to a sold-out capacity at the Recital Studio.
IEHAC has since played some high profile shows, including the inaugural People's Party fest held in Singapore, alongside Bombay Bicycle Club, The Naked and Famous, Metronomy and The Jezabels. They were voted "Best Band of 2011" by Juice Magazine and also won the "Best Instrumental/World Music" award for "Helmets And Fiery Endings" at the VIMA Awards 2011, which honours independent musicians from Asia. IEHAC was also nominated for "Best Music Act" in the Elle awards for 2011. They are currently writing new material with a view to releasing some newly recorded music in 2012, as well as working on shows and releases in the Asian region and beyond.
In Each Hand A Cutlass is not just a band with a fancy name. It is a statement of intent.