MAAD Sounds at the Red Dot Design Museum – curated by Andy Yang – has been an essential showcase for original music in Singapore for quite a while now. Tonight’s edition marks the last instalment of the vital local music resource at the current venue.
As we have frequently observed, it’s difficult to find proper melodic rock bands in the current Singapore music scene. But if you know where to look, you will discover that a S-ROCK underground exists, where bands like Gilded Edge do what they do best – make authentic rock ‘n’ roll.
Singer-songwriter Fym Summer has released one of the best EPs of 2017 – the Luna EP. Read what Fym has to say about her journey so far…
One of the best Singapore pop releases this year comes from singer-songwriter Fym Summer.
Suitably epic, Astreal returns with a new single “Colossal” and an appearance at the Laneway Festival Singapore at 3.10pm.
Singapore band Astronauts shares with many of their contemporary Singaporean musicians a love for urban millennial pop music.
Years in the making, atmospheric dream pop band enec.e have made available its debut EP, Driftwood on Bandcamp and other digital platforms.
Get together with a bunch of Music Managers as they share how they develop and work with their music artists. They will give some insights on how artists can build their own brand and develop an audience.
MARICELLE – LUCKY ONES
2nd single release ahead of her EP launch in January, Maricelle’s “Lucky Ones” is a wondrously constructed track with a melody that will twist and turn right into your heart.
FORBIDDEN PLANET – CAN I BORROW YOUR BASS
Animated video of “Can I Borrow Your Bass” from Forbidden Planet’s debut album, From the Bedroom to Oblivion: Two Decades of Obscurity (2015).
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You have got to hand it to Deon Toh and his merry band DEON. For the last couple of years, the singer-songwriter has built a steady following at home and made a life for himself and his band as touring musicians. Read what Deon has to say about his latest adventure in Toronto.
We shine the light on a couple of Singapore artists with new music for you to consider.
When it comes to sharing his opinion about the local music scene, singer-songwriter Nelson Tan does not mince his words.
“The local media, be it TV, radio or print, needs to get out there and feature more local content and talent, instead of the same old few over and over and over again,” Tan declared, “we have many many good songs and great bands made in Singapore that deserve airplay and I feel that we have to give ourselves a chance to appreciate what we have here, not just the familiar names.”
At last year’s Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), the organisers – in collaboration with The Esplanade – produced a unique event Dimensions & Demons, which featured a ‘crossover’ of literature and music combining the talents of local authors and musicians.
Shining a spotlight on music made in Singapore!
Chances are if you are a fan of music made in Singapore, you would probably gravitate towards either one of two opposites poles – mainstream pop (that includes jazz-soul, indie-folk, pop-punk, hip-hop & indie-pop) or heavy rock (which includes various hardcore punk & metal sub-genres) – therefore, the unlikeliest middle ground remains the pop-rock/rock ’n’ roll arena.
But who are the artists toiling in this ‘neutral zone’ of melodic tunes and rock groove? Let’s find out!
Photo credit: Cherlynn Lian
The live debut of TOMGIRL – Cherie Ko and Ted Doré – and assorted backing musicians will take to the stage at the Esplanade Recital Studio tonight at 7.30pm. Get your tickets from SISTIC.
Singer-songwriter KisH cut his teeth with Angel Wine, a melodic rock band that released an eponymous album in 2013.
Soul boy Gareth Fernandez is back with “Bit Of Your Love” a guaranteed earworm that needs to be on your playlist.
Pioneering musician. Award-winning filmmaker. All-round loveable guy. The local music, movie and creative scenes were devastated when, on 14 June, influential DIY figure, Abdul Nizam Hamid, unexpectedly passed away from liver, lung and pancreatic cancer. Nizam, as his friends called him, was only 50. Bonded in grief, his friends have come together to organise a special tribute concert and fund- raising commemoration to this singular, inspiring and dearly missed man.
Singer-songwriter Maricelle is currently on a tour of North Asia and she kindly agreed to keep us posted on her adventures with the Atlas Tour Diary. Here’s the latest update.
Fronted by Cherie Ko and Ted Dore, TOMGIRL is a dark-noir rock duo based in Singapore/Melbourne. The band has been working on the album for the past one year and it’s finally done! The first single “Darker Now” was released July 1 together with a music video. And there’s more.
All things must pass. But this is not the end of the journey. Deon Toh shares with us his final thoughts on his Tokyo tour.
The tour is done but there are still one or two updates coming in from Deon Toh.