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Capsule reviews of recently released EPs, LPs & DVDs ANNA CALVI One Breath (Domino) There is a melodramatic quality about Calvi’s operatic indie rock that suggests an affinity for Jeff Buckley and PJ Harvey. Epic in musical scope and emotional in lyrical depth, this sophomore effort finds Calvi stretching out Continue Reading

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Italo Zanzi: Roma want to be world’s best football club According to a BBC Football report, chief executive Italo Zanzi claims that Serie A side Roma (acquired by an American group, led by James Pallotta) have ambitions to be the “world’s best football club”. In the report, it states that “Roma Continue Reading

GIGOUT! LAUNCHES iOS APP [NEWS]

Live music punters rejoice! GigOut! is a mobile app that provides its users with the latest concert information in-app ticketing purchasing and even the ability to check out who’s also going to the show! GigOut! currently aggregates music concerts/events in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines and Hong Kong. GigOut! is Continue Reading

HOSTESS ENTERTAINMENT UNLIMITED OPENS IN SINGAPORE [NEWS]

The Japanese outfit is the leading pan-Asian independent music company and has recently launched operations in Singapore, whilst simultaneously beginning a partnership locally with Sony Music in Singapore and Malaysia. Hostess Label Manager Asia Nikki Mahmood-Chee had this to say about the announcement – “I’m thrilled to be part of the Hostess Continue Reading

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD: ART FOR ART’S SAKE

It’s been two months since the release of Emo FASCISM and people have asked whether I was happy with the response to the album. Well, no, to be honest I am definitely NOT happy. It’s not that I expected massive CD/merch sales or crowds at my launch gigs – but Continue Reading

LANEWAY SINGAPORE 2014 LINEUP [NEWS]

If nothing else, Laneway Singapore provides an opportunity to catch upcoming indie bands you fancy and very possibly discover new obsessions. The 2014 edition is no different – judging from the lineup above. For me, personally, it’s got to be the following: – SAVAGES Hottest indie band on the planet Continue Reading

PHOENIX – LIVE IN SINGAPORE [NEWS]

(Press release) Now/Live are proud to present Grammy Award winning and critically acclaimed indie rock act, PHOENIX, performing their debut headline show in Singapore. Performing hits from their extensive back catalogue including ‘Lisztomania’, ‘1901’ and ‘If I ever feel better’ along with tracks from their latest release ‘Bankrupt!’, this show Continue Reading

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Here we go – your weekly dose of capsule reviews. COLORWAY – S/t Rock n’ roll will never die! This just might be power trio Colorway‘s manifesto on this eponymous debut. Rollicking numbers like “I’m Still Running” and “Live With Me” get the point across very succinctly. But singer-songwriter F Continue Reading