LIVE NEWS | AMATEUR TAKES CONTROL PRESENTS ATC EP2 RELEASE SHOW

The first weekend of 2018 sees an instrumental rock double-header at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. After Friday’s show with pg.lost and In Each Hand a Cutlass, it will be the turn of Amateur Takes Control to blow us away as they launch the dynamic new ATCEP2 on Saturday, January 6th!

SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015: ISLAND OF DREAMS – IN EACH HAND A CUTLASS + I AM DAVID SPARKLE

Alright, here’s the concept – let’s have ‘crossover’ events with music for the Singapore Writers Festival 2015. All perfectly logical – after all songs have lyrics. Now, let’s stretch that further and have the opening event a concert featuring two of Singapore’s leading INSTRUMENTAL rock bands! Yes indeed, that’s the Continue Reading

LIVE NEWS: SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015 – WRITING FOR THE EARS

An excellent sign that Singapore music is slowly (but surely) permeating the mainstream consciousness is the clutch of music events to be held in the upcoming Singapore Writers Festival, from October 30th to November 8th 2015, organised by the National Arts Council.  Kicking off is Island of Dreams, an instrumental Continue Reading

ALBUM REVIEW: MOONLAPSE – FADE CONSTRUCT

Is it still metal without guitars and drums? Well, the purists out there will quite obviously growl – NO! This is Moonlapse – basically, 21 year old electronic artist Ben Strick – who has recorded a five-track LP of progressive instrumental metal music on his computer! Once you have gotten Continue Reading

ALIVE & KICKING – 3: THE SHOW

New local promoters LivePOD got off to a great start as it brought to our indie scene, an instrumental rock event (at Hood Bar) that not only championed an acclaimed regional act – COMA – but also showcased our very own talented bands viz In Each Hand a Cutlass and NeoDominatrix.

COMA X IN EACH HAND A CUTLASS X NEODOMINATRIX

Epic Malaysian post-rock band COMA is coming to Singapore to share the stage with sonic pirates In Each Hand A Cutlass, and fusion geniuses of NeoDominatrix at Hood Bar And Cafe on Saturday 6 September 2014. COMA will debut on our shores celebrating its 10th year of music making. Prepare for the Continue Reading

ALIVE & KICKING – AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR / SUB:SHAMAN

Sure, as a music lover based in Singapore, one is currently inundated with big rock concert draws like Eric Clapton & The Rolling Stones and with big rock festivals like St. Jerome’s Laneway & the Hostess Club Weekender. But seriously folks, nothing quite beats the experience of watching a cracking Continue Reading

MATTHEW LEE – STRAWBERRY VANILLA [REVIEW]

Look I believe in supporting as many different ‘genres’ as possible, especially within the S-ROCK scene but sometimes one does impose a certain bias upon musical direction and approaches. Take guitarist Matthew Lee for example. His 9-track album is instrumental rock that covers a gamut of diverse styles – hard Continue Reading