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”.
Every now and then, we come across a new release that is simply the very definition of what we like to call – POWER POP ROCK N ROLL! So, a warm PoP welcome to Thrift Store Halo.
Popular British 90s band Mansun were best known for their eclectic art-rock style that brought them critical acclaim and commercial success. Led by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Paul Draper, Mansun released four albums and split in 2003.
Lofi minimalist indie pop is the name of the game for Tall Friend.
Nick Heyward – best known as the cherubic frontman of 80s pop band Haircut 100 is back with another excellent retro-pop album – Woodland Echoes.
Firmly established PoP favourites return with Gord’s Horse, a cassette (!) of eight new songs.
Band of the year award must go to the ever dependable rock legends Guided By Voices as they release their 2nd (!) album of 2017, the impressive How Do You Spell Heaven.
Ex-Black Crowe frontman continues his astute retro-rock assault on the senses with an excellent new album that is both funky and rootsy.
Dark Matter is Randy Newman’s first album of new songs in nine years and it is as smart, cynical and yet sentimental as one might expect.
One of the most exciting new bands we have come across in recent times. Starcrawler!
M1LDL1FE are definitely here to stay! Based on the raucous EP launch last Saturday where a crowd of millennials packed into a room at an industrial park along Henderson Road, it appears that life is going to be wild rather than mild for this very popular indie pop quartet.
What’s the story behind that band name?
It was a combination of a few things, some of which were practical (Take Two is a name for so many things other than bands) but also, in our individual personal lives as well as within the band, we had experienced quite a few changes. Some of us got married and bought houses, John decided not to carry on with the band, some of us came out of long-term relationships and we have grown up in different ways. So naturally the music changed as well, the sounds in our heads and the things we wanted to say had changed. We had changed but at the same time felt more comfortable in our own skin than ever before, so we needed a name that reflected that.
New SG electronic music.
Ryan Wong (Cool Ghouls) finds time to release his own solo side project, a six-track EP, called More Milk.
Check out the impressive music video of a studio rendition (at Berklee College of Music, no less) of Emma Charleston’s “Don’t Wait Up”.
Short, sharp, smart and scratchy. That more or less describes Melbourne alt-rock outfit The Stevens’ musical agenda.
“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.”
An exciting new artist that we are truly excited about is Gold Coast alt-rock singer-songwriter San Mei, who has recently released her new EP, Necessary.
Naturally, we wanted to find out more and San Mei obliged with an email interview. Read on…
Dhani Harrison’s first solo album IN///PARALLEL will be released on October 6 through BMG. He recently shared the first single from the album “All About Waiting”.
Considering that Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (who are Nine Inch Nails) do quite a bit of soundtrack work nowadays, no surprise then that the new EP, Add Violence, has a very cinematic sound.
Akron, Ohio indie rock trio Ledges will release their debut album Homecoming on September 1st, but their soaring, anthemic new single “Nothing To Say” is now available to listen to.
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!
Sometimes even the finest musicians need to step back and reinvent themselves in new ways in order for their music to grow. So it is with alt-rock ‘supergroup’ Lo Tom.
Fly I Will Because I Can is the third album from My Favourite Things, founded in Brooklyn by Dorothea Tachler (formerly of Igloo, The Swirlies, Alles Wie Gross).
We have been featuring Gold Coast singer-songwriter San Mei quite a bit in recent weeks and finally her Necessary EP is out!
To be brutally honest, we were initially less than enthused with the new awkward name from the band formerly known as Take Two. Not only that but we felt that they were just trying too hard to impress with its first single.