PoPTV: THE SUMMER STATE “I DO, I DON’T” (FEAT. ZAHIDAH) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

I was interviewed by my former Budding Writer mentee Karen Gwee (now New Paper reporter) last night about the whole Ken Lim saga and she brought up an intriguing point about how the local indie scene may also have the commercial potential needed to save the local music industry from Continue Reading

S-ROCK: EXTINCTION WATCH – AKAN DATANG [NEWS]

According to Hype Records’ owner (and former Singapore Idol judge) Ken Lim, the local music industry is on the “verge of extinction” and that he is the man who will save the industry. We wish him all the best! As far as the S-ROCK scene is concerned, more evidence of Continue Reading

BAYBEATS AUDITIONS 2013: ROUND TWO [REVIEW]

  Just got back from the Round Two of the Baybeats Auditions 2013 and we wanted to put out a quick response whilst our thoughts and feelings are fresh in my mind. This is the seventh year of the Baybeats Auditions where young local bands are given an opportunity to Continue Reading

SAPPORO SAFARIS “FIGURES OF EIGHT” LAUNCH [REVIEW]

First off, let me get something off my chest. The SCAPE Gallery is a horrible avenue for live rock music performance. No two ways about it – the sound was so harsh and unbalanced at the venue that I felt physically nauseous at times. Which is a pity because certainly Continue Reading

PoPTV: ART DECADE “WESTERN SUNRISE” [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Art students will find Art Decade thoroughly intriguing. The band describes its music as “neo indie classical, symphonic post-pop and rock” and the title track of its new album – “Western Sunrise” will certainly impress as it was made almost entirely using Procreate, a $5 iPad app. For the video, the Continue Reading

IDENTITE 8.4: BIG NIGHT OUT LAUNCH PARTY – THE XINGFOO&ROY INTERVIEW

Another Friday, another Identite presented by Home Club and RSC. On 25th January, The Livid Sun, Xingfoo&Roy and Deon Toh take to the stage for the Big Night Out Launch Party. We managed to get hold of Daniel out of Xingfoo&Roy to respond to our queries… What is Xingfoo&Roy? Xingfoo&Roy is Continue Reading