‘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.
New Singapore music releases from the underground that might just pique your interest. Discover the true Singapore music alternative right here, right now!
Part of Singapore label Reunion X Records burgeoning stable, Stadiums recently launched its debut single “The Other Side” – true to its word – in Myanmar!
Jack and Rai are back with a new single “Hero”.
A nice little pop-rock ditty from Koji deserves some attention from rock music fans looking for some genuine melodic intent.
Singer-songwriter Fym Summer has been invited to SXSW 2018!
New music for your consideration from two singer-songwriters who do not quite fit the profile of the typical Singapore musician.
Melodic rock. Edgy tunes. Fuck care attitude.
Made in Singapore. Basically, SINGAPORE ROCK or S-ROCK? Does this fantastical beast still exist on our shores or is the Singapore Music scene all about smooth jazz-soul-pop vibes?
For all budding songwriters out there, don’t miss the CLAPPS music conference 2018 organised by the Musicians Guild, where you can get your song submissions analysed by Tat Tong or Charlie Lim!
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Bailing out Betsy are a 5 piece alternative rock band heavily influenced by the music powerhouses of the 1990s – from Stone Roses to Radiohead, Kula Shakers to Oasis, Red Hot Chilli Pepper to Black Crowes.
With the seeming rise of Singapore music appreciation in the last couple of years, it was necessary to formalise certain findings about whether this increased appreciation was for real or simply a (optimistic) perception.
There’s a wonderful pop sensibility to Shannon Luke‘s post-punk revival agenda.
Staying power is not usually associated with Singapore bands but to the credit of The Pinholes, the quartet have been soldering on for over a decade in the unforgiving local music scene. The band celebrate this longevity with an entertaining new album – D’Antara Kita!
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.
“All Rivers Lead To The Sea”, the title of local singer-songwriter iNCH’s new song delivers a powerful message of an ocean filled with plastic waste and encourages listeners to take action.
For the 2nd single off her upcoming new EP, singer-songwriter Jean Tan opts for a retro jazz-pop approach for “Walls”.
The N° EP is a strong debut from Jasmine Sokko.
Singer-songwriter Ethel Yap’s eponymous debut EP is a joyous demonstration of mature songwriting.
Up-and-coming Singaporean rock band Chasing Daylight released their debut single “In This Moment” via a music video recently.
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”.
Feedbeck is one young band we have been keeping an eye out for since last years Open Stage at the Baybeats Festival.
Got to hand it to Gentle Bones (a.k.a Joel Tan). The Singaporean singer-songwriter first came to public attention in late 2013 with his Ed Sheeran-channeling debut single, “Until We Die”.
New SG electronic music.
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!