There has never been much mystery to Amateur Takes Control (ATC). From its origins as a solo project hatched in founder Adel Rashid’s bedroom to its current status as five-piece instrumental rock outfit, the band’s name has always been a transparent mission statement: an affirmation of independent DIY ethics and a call for the everyman to take the reins of their lives. The powerful emotion of Amateur Takes Control’s music encapsulates the band’s unwavering belief in progress and forward movement – a stance that has endured since ATC’s inception a decade ago.

Their debut album You, Me and the Things Unsaid, released on KittyWu Records in 2008, is a landmark record in the short history of Singaporean post-rock. It gained them a following in both Singapore and Malaysia, landing opening slots for bands such as ENVY, LITE, +/- (Plus/Minus) and Bitch Magnet. Amateur Takes Control is officially back from a three year hiatus, noisier, darker and more aggressive.


  • Post rock


  • Independent