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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT: MARICELLE IS “LOVEDRUNK”

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Singer-songwriter Maricelle will be releasing her first EP – Pursuit – on 7th January 2017. As a teaser, the lead single “Lovedrunk” has dropped today (4th November) to coincide with the launch of the EP pre-order at iTunes. A music video will follow on 11th November.

We caught up with Maricelle via email to get the quick lowdown on “Lovedrunk”.

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT FT. HUBBABUBBAS & THELIONCITYBOY

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Before the rock underground can thrive, one must first have a successful pop mainstream. So the sheer amount of Singapore pop music getting traction amongst the young in 2016 is cause for optimism. So check out the new S-POP darlings with new releases.

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LIVE NEWS: CONCERTS ON THE HILL – CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT + BITTYMACBETH X EVAN LOW

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We were (and still are) quite mystified by this lineup. Cambodian Space Project is a psychedelic rock band, whose style is steeped in Retro-Pop and most of their songs are in the Khmer language! (Not quite the formula to draw in the local hipstas, eh?)

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MARICELLE: ATLAS TOUR DIARY 180716 – LIGHTHOUSE MV

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Maricelle’s latest instalment comes with the bonus of new music!

Dear Kevin,

I’ve been away for awhile now, time and wifi are scarce on the road. I think I’ve seen a number of lighthouses on this trip, more than I can count, more than I’ve ever seen, and it’s an interesting thought to have seen so many different lighthouses. It seems to remind me that I’m not home anymore, but there’s something guiding me somewhere else, if that makes sense. The journey’s been rough, but good. Like the famous Gaga song, if it ain’t rough it isn’t love. 

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT – THE SAM WILLOWS TAKE HEART TOUR SINGAPORE

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2016 – the year that has finally seen Singapore-English pop acts headlining at venues that were previously beyond them. In June, Gentle Bones performed at two sold out nights at the Esplanade Concert Hall (capacity: 1,600). On 22nd July it is the turn of The Sam Willows to expand the boundaries of what a Singapore-English pop act can achieve by playing at The Coliseum, Resort World Sentosa – a venue that can hold 5,000 people, although record label Sony Music expects about 3,000 fans to attend that night.

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LIVE REVIEW: SINGTEL AND SAMSUNG PRESENTS UP CLOSE WITH JESSIE J

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As much as we would confess to an aversion to what passes for pop music in 2016, the UK singer-songwriter Jessie J has always intrigued with her songwriting and unconventional style. There is a genuine earthy quality about Jessie J amidst the obligatory glitz and glamour of modern pop that endears, somewhat.

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LIVE REVIEW: OF MONSTERS & MEN – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

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Photo by Jazreel-Anne.

Icelandic hipster band returned to Singapore for a full concert, having previously appeared at Laneway 2013. Considering the type of young fans OMAM attracts, the audience were mostly surprisingly laid back, dress-wise, with many fans donning OMAM t-shirts.

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MUSIC NEWS: EDDY FAULKNER’S NEW SINGLE ‘ALL FOR YOU’ IS OUT NOW!

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Here’s a fresh sound for your listening pleasure. Eddy got in touch with us to share his new single, “All For You”, and we are simply digging its simple, straight-forward infectiousness. Now, this is the kind of pop music that we can can thoroughly get into. Enjoy!

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