Universal Music Singapore has announced a new date for Gentle Bones’ concert this year.
The year is almost done but .gif (viz Weish & Din, above) probably delivered one of the best ways to see out an amazing 2015 for Singapore music with its debut album, soma. Here’s what the dynamic duo thought about what the year was all about…
The amount of new music releases in 2015 is staggering. And it’s basically impossible to be able to listen to everything out there. But when it comes to Singapore Rock, well then it is possible to almost do just that. Thus, a justification for this list – our recommendations for Continue Reading
It’s December but still there is more great music to savour in this amazing year for Singapore-made music. .gif (viz. Nurudin Sadali/Chew Wei Shan aka weish) have proven themselves to be adept at blending electronic beats/textures with soul-rap-pop elements into a heady melange topped off by weish’s idiosyncratic vocal stylings.
It begins with a sharp intake of breath before it engages in an almost five minutes examination of arty minimalism. Not exactly a track that jumps out at it but more like a steady grower.
What was my day like at Laneway SG 2015? Really good fun actually, meeting loads of cool music people (you know who you are!), boozin’ and enjoying pretty useful festival food as well. The people watching was fruitful – looking at the sweet young things in their hipster outfits made Continue Reading
Who says you can’t make any money doing music in Singapore, eh? But seriously folks, this is indicative of the Singapore public’s interest in music in 2014 and a great way to start the musical calendar. I will covering the festival as usual and am looking forward most to good Continue Reading
I must confess that when I first heard about Bandwagon‘s intention to feature bands in the bus on the way to Urbanscapes, I was skeptical. But after the actual experience, I must admit that they pulled it off, despite my reservations. The road trip itself had quite a few unnecessary Continue Reading
News about the lineup for Laneway Festival 2015 came out yesterday. There was the usual hand-wringing and whining about why so-and-so wasn’t coming etc but overall, I believe that the response has been fairly positive. For me personally, having endured the dark days of the 70s, 80s & 90s when Continue Reading
If you missed instrumental rock duo Sighborgggg at Baybeats 2014, here’s your chance!
Canberra / Sydney outfit Spartak has launched their brand new record Five Points, out now on the esteemed Sydney label Feral Media. DUNCE. and The Lithe Paralogue, are hosting their album launch in Singapore, this coming Saturday, 12th July, at 7pm. Spartak will be supported by 3 well-loved local acts, comprising of Continue Reading
Inevitably for me, Day Three of most year’s Baybeats tend to be a little anti-climatic. After the hustle and bustle of the first two days, fatigue sets in and it has not been uncommon for me to sometimes entirely miss Day Three. So with that in mind, I decided Continue Reading
Which bands/artists will Power of Pop be focusing on during the next three nights of Baybeats 2014? Friday 27th STOPGAP | Powerhouse 7.30pm SPHAERAS | Arena 8.00pm DEON | Chillout Stage 9.15pm JAIME WONG | Chillout Stage 10.15pm GIANTS MUST FALL | Arena 10.15pm Saturday 28th ENEC.E | Chillout Stage 5.00pm LOST Continue Reading
In conjunction with the launch of the Adaro Audio Series, this event features Charlie Lim and supported by Gentle Bones, Gareth Fernandez, Stopgap and .gif. The festivities begin at 7pm at Lowercase on 30th April. See you there! RSVP