Our beloved rock music is much more than the number of Instagram likes or Youtube views or Spotify plays. It is all about heart and soul.
After teasing a couple of excellent singles (“Ginger Ale” and “Baby” in particular), the debut EP of Vancouver’s Hotel Mira has dropped today.
Our kind of music is under threat! But thank heavens ASH will be in town this coming Tuesday to give us a timely reminder of what the music world is missing!
LA-based, indie rock outfit Harvey Trisdale recently shared their lead single “Baby” and announced their upcoming self-titled EP.
Five years in the making, this new Shelves EP is a kick in the arse for Singapore music as far as melodic rock is concerned.
It’s all about a love for Power Pop Rock N Roll and Western Australia’s The Outryders demonstrate this with a new double single!
Shelves are back with a new single and EP!
The Sleeves are back with a cracking new album! The Hong Kong – based quartet self-released their debut album Arcade Rock in 2011.
The follow-up Deliverance was recorded in Cambodia, mixed in Hong Kong and mastered at Air Studios in London.
It does not matter how many social media ‘likes’ Singapore rock bands are able to muster. It does not matter how many Spotify playlists Singapore rock bands are excluded from. It does not matter if Singapore rock bands are not considered hip and cool amongst the local scenesters and hipsters.
All that matters is a love and passion for rock ‘n’ roll! And in that respect, the recent Mannequins Four EP Launch had that in spades – many not in quantity but definitely demonstrated with intensity!
In many ways, the upcoming Mannequins EP launch show is a throwback to the recent past, a relic from a different age.
Indie rock legend Johnny Marr returns with his third solo album Call the Comet.
New song “Baby” ups the ante with a sophisticated arrangement that belies its melodic simplicity. Running gamut from funk to alt-rock to soul-pop, “Baby” is a triumph of determined songwriting without sacrificing an iota of hooky satisfaction.
The trio will be releasing a collection of six songs on August 17th. Can hardly wait!
… still there’s more …
Good news for S-ROCK fans as Mannequins finally launch their new EP – Four – on Saturday 23th June.
The 131ers premiere a new video for their song “Crazy” today, from their new album Nothing’s As It Should Be out on June 15.
Up and coming alt-rockers PVRIS, will perform in Singapore, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Hard Rock Cafe Singapore (Cuscaden), as part of LAMC Productions’ Rising Star Series.
Dusted releases its video for “Dead Eyes” off the Blackout Summer album.
One of my favourite up and coming artists – San Mei – is back with a new single “Wonder”.
Four, the new EP from Mannequins, is simply one of the best pop-rock releases in 2018. Check out my review here.
I caught up with the lads – Darren John Aw, Gabriel Christopher Lim, Timothy Lloyd Bracken and Russell Andrew Clunies-Ross – for the stories behind the songs on Four.
“Existence is painful/Resistance, if you’re able”
Major changes afoot at the JPNSGRLS camp as remaining original member Charlie Kerr introduces new outfit Hotel Mira with guitarist Colton Lauro and bassist Mike Noble and new single “3AM Lullaby”.
The return of pop-rockers Mannequins is surely one of the best things to happen in the Singapore music scene in 2018!
It’s March 2018 and we have been blessed – in this new year – by new albums from veteran artists that hold up against all the young upstarts! Enjoy!
Another week, another Spotify playlist where we spotlight new modern rock music that we are confident you have probably never heard of BUT definitely should!
Shell of a Shell started as a bedroom side project for Chappy Hull that never released any recordings. Eager to play out when he wasn’t busy with other bands, Chappy asked Nick Swafford, Noel Richards, and Dylan Liverman to fill out the sound he had laid out in the earlier demos to be more of a “real” band.
Last year, Quiet Slang released We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags, an EP comprised of two Beach Slang songs and two covers from The Replacements and Big Star.
Simply put, Quiet Slang is the chamber pop side project of Beach Slang frontman James Alex.
New Singapore music releases from the underground that might just pique your interest. Discover the true Singapore music alternative right here, right now!