His songs are characterized by contemporary concerns such as the post-colonial condition, urban alienation and gender identity – articulated by the growls and wails of his Epiphone Dot Studio and his oddly cigarette-burnt, yet innocent voice.
Girl 2: Who?
Girl 1: Hugo Yap!
Girl 2: The guy who sounds like Townes Van Zandt and Nick Cave jamming in a shack out in the Malaysian countryside?
Girl 1: You can't even begin to describe his sound!
Girl 2: Oh shucks, I wish someone would introduce me to him!