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MUSIC NEWS: PRE-ORDER THE QUARTERMASTERS’ DEBUT EP AT ITUNES NOWMUSIC NEWS: PRE-ORDER THE QUARTERMASTERS’ DEBUT EP AT ITUNES NOW

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New band The Quartermasters has a deliberate air of mystery surrounding it – no photos and a cryptic descriptor like “indie supergroup” given on its official press. But listening to its debut single, “Catch On Fire” it’s clear that at least in this song, the music is unadulterated country music – nothing ‘indie’ about it!

But seriously folks, I don’t give a fuck about the labels – only the music and in that respect, it’s great to hear a Singapore band playing this kind of pop-rock music. Truth be told, I recognise a Charles J Tan song when I hear it – so mystery solved! Not that far removed from his solo work, which has a strong country-folk vibe running right through it.

Anyhoo! The debut EP can be pre-ordered from http://smarturl.it/qmpre now.

The EP will be officially launched on Saturday, 10th October 2015 at a ticketed show in Lepark, Chinatown. More details to follow.

Listen to the new single at Official website

MUSIC NEWS: BEATLES 1 TO BE RE-ISSUED WITH RESTORED VIDEOSMUSIC NEWS: BEATLES 1 TO BE RE-ISSUED WITH RESTORED VIDEOS

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It has been 45 years since The Beatles broke up but the Fab Four still set the standard for pop success – which explains its continued relevance and appeal in 2015.

1 was a compilation album, originally released on 13 November 2000. The album featured virtually every number-one single released in the United Kingdom and United States from 1962 to 1970 by the Beatles. Issued on the 30th anniversary of the band’s break-up, 1 was their first compilation available on one compact disc. 1 was a commercial success, and topped the charts worldwide. 1 has sold over 31 million copies.

This November, Apple Corps Ltd/UMG will re-issue 1 but this time, also with a comprehensive restoration of the promotional films and videos of The Beatles #1 songs after the band had stopped touring in 1966. Thus, the re-issue will come in CD, DVD and Blu-ray formats and will no doubt satisfy Beatles fans, old and new.

I have seen restored clips of “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” (see below) and they look crystal clear – almost as if seeing them for the very first time. It is good to know that The Beatles continue to be recognised for being ahead of their time and provide a benchmark for all pop artists to emulate.