SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | POP POWER !!! : JASMINE SOKKO AND JEAN TAN RIDE THE ELECTRONIC POP WAVE WITH NEW MUSIC

Singapore music trendspotters would have observed the rise of female singer-songwriters paired with electronic music producers that have ignited serious interest on streaming platforms like Spotify.

LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. PHIL AND LU, MATT TARKA, PHIL GAMMAGE, BLONDER & CAMERON AG!!!

Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying. Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

LISTENING BOOTH – THE NEW ROCK N ROLL FT. BENT KNEE, THE HARLOTS, THE BLACK BLACK, WONS PHREELY + THE HORSES & INNER OCEANS!!!

Rock ‘n’ roll might not have the same commercial or cultural impact it used to have but we promise to keep the flag flying. Here are streams of new music you should be listening to that expresses the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll. Enjoy!

MARICELLE: ATLAS TOUR DIARY 180716 – LIGHTHOUSE MV

Maricelle’s latest instalment comes with the bonus of new music! Dear Kevin, I’ve been away for awhile now, time and wifi are scarce on the road. I think I’ve seen a number of lighthouses on this trip, more than I can count, more than I’ve ever seen, and it’s an Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: METRONOMY – SUMMER 08

Background Metronomy are an indie-electronic music group formed by Joseph Mount in 1999. The current band consists of Mount (vocals, keyboards and guitar), Oscar Cash (saxophone, backing vocals, guitars and keyboards), Anna Prior (drums and vocals) and Gbenga Adelekan (bass guitar and vocals). Mount recorded Summer 08 over two weeks Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: NICOLAS GODIN – CONTREPOINT

Background Nicolas Godin is a French electronic musician best known for being half of the music duo Air. Contrepoint is Godin’s debut solo album and is said to be heavily influenced by the works of JS Bach. Intriguingly, Godin’s solo album comes close on the heels of the new release Continue Reading

SINGLE REVIEW: BROTHERTIGER – WAKE

The vocals may be dreamy and indistinct but the melodies and hooks are clear enough to make an impact. There is a smooth electro-organic pop vibe about “Wake” that bodes well for Brothertiger’s new album Out of Touch (released on 4th December).  Am digging the way he utilises the electronics to Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: OLD DISORDER IS THE KEY TO NEW ORDER INVIGORATION.

Does life have to make sense? Does music need to feel complete? Or is it the inherent contradictions that make music the life-affirming force it can be? Did anyone expect a new New Order album? Hooky out, Gillian back? In case you are not keeping score, Hooky (bassist Peter Hook) Continue Reading

NO NEED TO PRETEND – GAYLE NERVA IS BUZZ-WORTHY TALENT YOU SHOULD NOT IGNORE!

I will be honest (when am I not?) – I first noticed Gayle Nerva in a tour video of I Hate This Place in Japan  sometime ago and was struck by her effervescent personality. Then, it was her lovely voice and then her heartfelt ballads that got my firm attention. Continue Reading

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?

Will we ever see a band like Nirvana again? It’s hard to believe that the Nevermind album – which changed the face of the music industry in the early 90s – is now 24 years old! And since the decline of rock ‘n’ roll music in the late 90s, no Continue Reading