Gold Coast indie pop band Fairchild is in town for Music Matters Live 2017 and we had the chance to chat with them about their two year stint in the UK, why modern bands need to learn entrepreneurial skills and what the future holds for the band.
Music Matters is all about looking closely at the business aspects of music. Thus, it was appropriate that we spent some quality time discussing with M1LDL1FE (viz. Paddy, David, Peng Sing and Jeryl) about the music business issues a modern Singapore band needs to face.
Cristina Vane is a songstress and slide guitarist based in Los Angeles, who has just released a new EP, Troubled Sleep.
Once upon a time, popular music trends would be cyclical but it has been a long while since rock ‘n’ roll was considered trendy. Will Starcrawler be the young rock band that makes the difference?
Nothing too outstanding about the song or the arrangements. In fact “Without Question” sounds like a lot of modern acoustic soul pop music. But it stands out because of its message.
Uh-oh. Berlin duo Paper Spook make all the right noises with new album No Romantics, due in September.
London-based pop futurist Rina Sawayama recently shared the video for her new single “Cyber Stockholm Syndrome”.
Beck is back with what seems like a more upbeat approach as compared to the melancholy Morning Phase (2014).
Singapore pop-rock band TypeWriter returns in a big way with a new single, new music video and new EP.
We are sick and tired of pre-fabricated soul-less boring poop that poses as pop music in 2017. So thank fuck for Wolf Alice and their new single, “Yuk Foo”!
One of the most exciting new bands we have come across in recent times. Starcrawler!
Check out the impressive music video of a studio rendition (at Berklee College of Music, no less) of Emma Charleston’s “Don’t Wait Up”.
Self-styled indie folk-pop trio Moonrise Nation released their debut album, Glamour Child, yesterday on Zinc Records, a label formed by Bobby Z of Prince’s band, The Revolution.
Synth-pop pioneer and legend returns with a new song and music video.
Weezer pays tribute to GNR with the new music video for “Feels Like Summer”
Synthpop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark share the title track of their new album, Punishment of Luxury.
New video from Deap Vally provides a visual interpretation of “Julian”, the 2nd track on 2016’s Femejism album.
80s throwback is the name of the game for retro pop-rocker Lily McQueen.
Whole lotta shakin’ going on this new music video of “Bendover”, off A Giant Dog’s upcoming new album on Merge Records, Toy.
We are truly loving the power pop goodness of this awesome new single from The Tomboys.
Heartening to note that the major labels are still supporting pop-rock! Check out the music video for Billy Raffoul’s debut single, “Driver”.
Gold Coast pop-rock songstress San Mei adds a music video to her pleasing single “Until You Feel Good” and has just announced her debut EP, Necessary out Friday July 14.
Cool Ghouls is a rock’n’roll band from San Francisco on Empty Cellar Records. A band for playing rock’n’roll – that electric American folk art – without pretence. Think of rock’n’roll less as a genre and more as an action. A ritual performed with electric guitars and a drum kit to conjure a certain youthful spirit.
Sunshine psychedelic rock is certainly welcome in 2017, and San Francisco band Sleepy Sun have that in huge dollops!
Always great news when a fresh OMD single is released and “Isotope”, off upcoming new album The Punishment of Luxury, is no exception.