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.
Quite a few music videos and new releases out in the Singapore music scene as we head towards the biggest local music festival of the year this weekend — Baybeats 2016!
Electronica has been a key ‘genre’ in the Singapore indie music scene since the heady days of Corporate Toil back in the late 80s. Here’s a selection of electro acts that have made an impression both home and abroad. Check ’em out!
New Singapore bands that caught my ear recently – still raw and unpolished but potential nonetheless.
Gentle Bones (a.k.a. Joel Tan) returns with his second EP, Geniuses and Thieves.
BITTYMACBETH RELEASES DEBUT EP, BEAUTY FOR ASHES.
By Marilyn Yun Jin
SINGER-SONGWRITER NICHOLAS CHIM RELEASES NEW SINGLE OVERBOARD AHEAD OF THE GREATEST ENEMY EP
Snapshots of the Singapore music scene.
WATCH MICHELLE SGP’S MUSIC VIDEO OF SERENITY
LISTEN TO INTRIGUANT’S REMIX OF CHARLIE LIM’S NOTHING SO CRUEL
… still there’s more …