ARTSCIENCE LATE : LESLIE LOW [LIVE REVIEW]

By Yong Shu Hoong When Leslie Low – of revered Singapore band, The Observatory, and previously from the 1990s’ Humpback Oak – was introduced by an ArtScience Museum staff as “the most important singer-songwriter that Singapore has given the world,” he seemed almost embarrassed. But, for the many fans gathered Continue Reading

THE LISTENING BOOTH | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : GARRETT PIERCE – DISTANT THOUGHT

Singer-songwriter Garrett Pierce specialises in folk songwriting that is literate and melodic, referencing the likes of Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, and Joni Mitchell as influences. “Distant Thought” is the first glimpse music lovers get from his upcoming new album, Dusk, due on February 17th.

EP REVIEW: ANISE – INWARD

It’s amazing to consider that a mere decade ago, bands dominated the local indie music landscape. Now, singer-songwriters release music with a frequency that suggests some kind of epoch is upon us. This is a natural development of a maturing music scene. After all, singer-songwriters can express themselves to an Continue Reading

LIVE REVIEW: THE NOISE MUSIC MENTORSHIP CONCERTS – FYM SUMMER BRINGS IN THE WINTER

Contrary to her name, local singer-songwriter Fym Summer sounded nothing that could remind you of the sun, sand or the salty breeze of summer season. Her performance at the Esplanade Concourse on Sunday, as part of the Noise Singapore 2015 Music Mentorship Concerts, was more like a nice winter’s day. Continue Reading

POWER OF POP LEGENDS PLAYLISTS ON SPOTIFY FT. BOB DYLAN

Seems appropriate to start this series with Bob Dylan, doesn’t it? Considering that The Beatles are currently not on any streaming service, Dylan deserves top billing. After all, can one imagine talking about singer-songwriters without mentioning Dylan’s massive influence? The man is the very definition of the modern folk troubadour Continue Reading

PoP RECOMMENDS: BIBIO

BIBIO  Psychedelic flourishes. Alt-folk quirkiness. Excellent mix between technology and organic sounds. Welcome to the modus oprandi of Bibio! Watch the trippy video for “Dye the Water Green” below. Michael Robinson (Director) – To me the video for “Dye The Water Green” held a certain identifiable quality linked with a sense Continue Reading

LYON APPRENTICE – LIVE IN SINGAPORE [NEWS]

Yes, again pretty short notice from us but… we met indie popsters Fairchild last night and caught their set at Home Club and it was all good fun. Fairchild’s Adam and Nathan Lyons have a side-project, Lyon Apprentice and the brothers will be bring their brand of indie folk to Lowercase Continue Reading