Day Two of Baybeats Open Stage was just as thrilling and satisfying as Day One as eight more artists demonstrated that there is immense promise and potential within the Singapore music scene.
Another day, another update from Deon Toh from Japan!
Deon Toh is back with more thoughts about his time in the Land of the Rising Sun…
Support. When touring, my group tries our best to research on Singaporean music acts performing within our vicinity. We’ve played to venues packed with strangers cheering for encores; and also played quieter shows in venues with a little less than 10 people. Singaporean support remains valuable in foreign territory – whether it is to assist other acts with their merchandise sales, transport, loaning and sharing of equipment, or just to add warm bodies to the crowd; having a touch of home can make or break performances, and have a drastic effect on tours.
One day away! Two more artists you should check out!!
Missives from Deon Toh, now on tour in Tokyo. Here’s the first one …
There’s a myriad of reasons why music acts choose to tour; there are also reasons why music acts choose to tour for longer or shorter periods. I’m not going to pretend to know all of them, but what I can share with you are the unique experiences that my band and I soak in.
Two more acts for your Baybeats Open Stage enjoyment!
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!
Two more singer-songwriters you need to watch at the Baybeats Open Stage.
Today we highlight two rock bands you can boogie down to at the Baybeats Open Stage this weekend! Find out more!!
Two more acts you can catch at Baybeats Open Stage. Check it!
Glad to announce the final selection for Baybeats Open Stage slated for 25th/26th June 2016!
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 first instalment.
New Singapore bands that caught my ear recently – still raw and unpolished but potential nonetheless.
I firmly believe that in order to thrive, the Singapore music scene must place its bets on original music and build its own culture and community, something unique that can travel beyond Singapore.
Founding members of pop-rock band, Doves and Ravens, Kenneth Qua and Edwin Wong, became instant friends in 2010 over a shared love for music. Now, joined by bassist Moses Wong, the band plays pop-rock, radio-friendly music influenced by 80’s/90’s music. Wonder is the band’s debut album.
Doves & Ravens presents Wonder LIVE!, as the pop-rock outfit launches its debut album, Wonder.
Back in 2015, we reviewed the Swervedriver comeback album, I Wasn’t Born To Lose You.
“Yet another welcome 90s rock reunion. Though frontman Adam Franklin has been delivering competent 90s-channeling modern rock for some time now, it’s a pleasure to have the shoegaze pioneers back together and doing what they do best. Essential for all post-punk revivalist hipsters.”
After the appearances of British dream-pop rockers Slowdive and Ride to enthusiastic audiences, it makes sense for the reformed Swervedriver to come our way as well. Especially when today’s youngsters revere the modern-day post-punk revival bands you’d find at Laneway or Neon Lights.
Date: 15th June
Venue: Hood Bar & Cafe
Our very own Cosmic Child provides the support.
Tickets available from http://peatix.com/event/169651
With the likes of Laneway Festival and Neon Lights Festival providing healthy competition, Singapore’s original alternative music festival, Baybeats, returns with a lineup of regional acts that will fit almost every discerning alternative music fan’s taste. Kudos to The Esplanade!
Mark your diaries!
We loved Bandwagon Riverboat last time out! Great music in a unique setting. What’s more, the the boat rockin’ and rollin’ made it easy to groove naturally! Kudos!!
No surprise perhaps that the kind folks at Bandwagon have decided to expand the event to TWO days, with a cracking lineup to match!
So what are you waiting for? Book them tickets now before they are sold out!
See you there!!
In their fourth live appearance in Singapore, Copeland tugged on the heartstrings once more. It’s been six years and for this comeback, the band gave its loyal and adoring fans a special night – a set list of songs handpicked by fans themselves.
Fans get upset when one of their favourite bands break up but nowadays it does seem that these breakups are more of a hiatus, and the band can always come back re-energised for that reunion tour. Add Copeland to the list! The alternative rock band (consisting of Aaron Marsh, Bryan Laurenson, Jonathan Bucklew and Stephen Laurenson) are not only back but will return to Singapore for their fourth concert. We caught up with Marsh via email.
There was a Farewell Tour and now Copeland is back. Why?
The band broke up in 2010. We all wanted to follow different paths, start new businesses, focus on families, and things of that nature. 5 years later, we all felt like there was still more we wanted to do with Copeland’s music.
The Projector is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Eric Khoo’s Mee Pok Man this April with a few screenings of the iconic film along with his earlier short film Pain and a couple of talks and panels hosted by the Asian Film Archive.
Though regrettably it would be the last chance that Singapore would get to experience Funeral for a Friend, their farewell gig at the Scape Ground Theatre was a fitting closure to their 15 year long journey in our history.
M83 has confirmed their anticipated return to Singapore on Thursday, 19th May at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel.