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.
Shelves are back with a new single and EP!
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!
‘Popular’ music in Singapore currently falls neatly into two categories. One, smooth urban electro-soul that reflects the entitled materialistic extravagance of the nation’s youth and two, atmospheric dreamy indie pop that is a contradiction of faux-art pretensions and grassroots endeavour. FERS is firmly in the latter camp.
By Yong Shu Hoong
When Leslie Low – of revered Singapore band, The Observatory, and previously from the 1990s’ Humpback Oak – was introduced by an ArtScience Museum staff as “the most important singer-songwriter that Singapore has given the world,” he seemed almost embarrassed. But, for the many fans gathered at the museum’s Expression Gallery, such high praise was no fluff.
New Singapore music releases from the underground that might just pique your interest. Discover the true Singapore music alternative right here, right now!
Synthpop duo Cosmic Armchair release their first full-length album after a decade of music making via Belgian label, Alfa Matrix.
A casual observer of the local music scene would not find acoustic-based singer-songwriter Nicholas Chim’s adoption of electronic arrangements a surprise, as this has become rather trendy in 2017.
DEON remains one of our great pop-rock exponents in the local music scene. It’s been awhile since we featured DEON here and are thankful that Music Matters Live 2017 provides us with this opportunity as we talked to Deon Toh, the voice behind the band.
We are writing about Izzy Rocks not because his new album – Metamorphosis – is slickly produced, perfectly played or market researched to an inch of its life.
Aspiring ambient indie pop duo Causeway Youth make their bow with debut single “You Got Me”.
Singapore pop-rock band TypeWriter returns in a big way with a new single, new music video and new EP.
Feedbeck is one young band we have been keeping an eye out for since last years Open Stage at the Baybeats Festival.
“I think we took longer than expected to get used to John not being around, and playing music without his ‘voice’ being a part of it. We had to turn inward and do a little searching for a sound within ourselves.”
We believe that the best music made in Singapore is more than a match for any music made elsewhere and there is the reason for the SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT.
We want to spotlight these talented musicians from the Singapore music scene for the world to recognise and patronise!
Here we go! A new EP from Obedient Wives Club finally!!
Our favourite track off iNCH’s wonderful Letters to Ubin EP gets its own music video and it’s a cracker!
Gorgeous retro-pop has been Obedient Wives Club’s modus operandi since they first appeared with their debut EP five years ago and they are back with a new single!
Singaporean alternative band sub:shaman will launch their debut full-length album Apnea, at Esplanade Annexe Studio on May 13th 2017.
Here’s an intriguing gig featuring four young S-ROCK bands.
Do you feel the need for something completely different in the Singapore music scene? Well, look no further than The MadHatter Project!
Earlier this year, electro-soul artist Maricelle released her debut EP – The Pursuit – to a warm reception. Maricelle will showcase the songs on The Pursuit and other tracks at her Launch Party at the Esplanade Annexe Studio on April 20th from 7pm.
Melodic rock bands with an alternative edge seem hard to come by in the Singapore music scene at the moment. So while other media outlets will be promoting artists specialising in urban music and electronic soul, S-ROCK lovers can trust in Power of Pop to help you discover new rock bands out there.
Thus, we welcome you to the S-ROCK UNDERGROUND (yes yet another hashtag!) where we hope you will find heavier and edgier sounds – that do not compromise on melody or grooves – in our own backyard.
Rock quartet Gilded Edge has been getting attention viz. as prizewinners after less than a year together at the Singapore finals of Global Battle of The Bands 2015, making it into the Noise Music Mentorship for 2016 and releasing their debut single “Lone Wolf” recently. We got together with the guys – Alan Francis (Guitar/Vocals), Melvin Lim (Guitar), Afiq Yusof (Bass) & Julian Stewart (Drums) – to find out more about Gilded Edge: past present and future.
Singapore musicians would be familiar with Mike Spinks, as Spinks has in recent years been instrumental in organising several open mics across the island, most significantly at the Hard Rock Cafe. Now, Spinks has taken the logical step of harnessing the online local music community to initiate the City65 Music Festival to be held on Saturday 15 April 2017 from 2pm. With City65 coming up very soon, we got Spinks to share with us his thoughts about the local music scene, his involvement and of course, the festival itself.
Music Matters – “Asia Pacific’s entertainment industry gateway” – returns in September 2017 and this also means its showcase festival is back as well!