Photo taken by Melvin Ong
Martin Kong is the drummer for post-hardcore band Caracal.
His band Caracal, has released 2 albums and 2 EPs and has performed for notable festivals like Baybeats (SG), Summersonic (Tokyo), MIDI Festival (Beijing), Spring Scream Festival (Taiwan) and more.
They have also toured USA, Canada, Japan, China and Southeast Asia, and have opened for acts like Anberlin, Funeral For a Friend, Underoath and The Used.
Their LP - ‘Welcome The Ironists’ hit #1 on iTunes Singapore upon its release in December 2014.
Their latest EP – ‘Take It Apart And Put It Back Together’ was released in 26 July 2018 and can be heard on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp and more.
Martin has sessioned and filled in for acts such as Inch Chua, Monster Cat and West Grand Boulevard.
Martin is also the drummer for local brit-rock band Sherene’s Closet.
Beyond drumming, Martin is also a recording engineer and mixer and Snakeweed Studios alongside his mentor Leonard Soosay. He has recorded bands such as: Caracal, Amateur Takes Control, Amterible, Supersect, Tell Lie Vision and HRVST.
With a teaching experience of almost 10 years, Martin is also one of the co-founders of Thunder Rock School.