7 AND 7 IS: WHY YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO R.E.M.

Yet another new feature at the bi-polar webzine, “7 and 7 is” in honour of Love’s seminal proto-punk masterpiece. Basically seven reasons why you should be listening to a band/artist that I am intent on recommending to you, dear reader. Well, actually seven of my favourite tracks of that particular Continue Reading

ROCK HISTORY: JAPAN – QUIET LIFE (1979)

English band Japan never hid their influences, with The New York Dolls, Roxy Music, David Bowie and The Velvet Underground, readily apparent from their image and music. Consisting of David Sylvian (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Barbieri (synths, keyboards), Mick Karn (bass, sax, flute, backing vocals), Steve Jansen (drums, percussion, backing Continue Reading

DISCOVERED AT POWER OF POP!

Our weekly (weakly?) discovery of worthy new releases. Enjoy! STRANGE WILDS – SUBJECTIVE CONCEPTS A musical power-trio from Olympia, Washington on Sub Pop? Are you thinking what I’m thinking? The return of Seattle Grunge! Uh-huh. About frigging time too. https://www.facebook.com/strangewilds ELEVENTH DREAM DAY – WORKS FOR TOMORROW All this talk of Continue Reading

DISCOVERED AT POWER OF POP

What’s new? Well, here’s three melodic pop-rock gems you can stream without fear! Dive in!! VERUCA SALT – GHOST NOTES Talking about a 90s rock revival, here’s the reunion album of Veruca Salt, sounding smashing in a beefy Brad Wood production. First rate songs that make the years melt away. Continue Reading

TEXTING FROM THE EDGE: GIN WIGMORE PULLED ON MY LEG!

Being on the periphery of the Singapore music industry is at once a privileged and awkward position to occupy. At worst a ‘failed musician’ and best a ‘conscientious objector’,  I am the ‘cool uncle’ infamously derided in that pointlessly ageist Other Sounds review from years back, and the ‘influencer’ music peeps Continue Reading

DISCOVER AT POWER OF POP!

Three new releases for your discovery! JAILL – BRAIN CREAM Jangle pop rules with Jaill! If you dig the likes of Real Estate or Girls, you’ll fall in love with this collection of energetic melodic pop-rock tunes. https://www.facebook.com/jaillbook DU BLONDE – WELCOME BACK TO MILK Beth Jeans Houghton has attitude in spades but with Continue Reading

DISCOVERED AT POWER OF POP!

Here are six new releases – spread across the three streaming services (based in Singapore) – that get the Power of Pop Recommendation! YOUNG BUFFALO – HOUSE The album opens with a deceptive synth-pop motif before morphing into a Vampire Weekend cliche before the gorgeous melodic power pop channeling chorus Continue Reading

KAMCO MUSIC: TYPEWRITER’S INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE NOW AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION PLATFORMS

TypeWriter will be debuting new material from upcoming EP at Baybeats 2015 and will also be featuring new drummer Robin Chua (Livonia, Shelves). The band will be playing at the MIXTAPE stage on 26th June at 11pm. In the meantime, you can download/listen to their 2010 album, Indian Head Massage. Continue Reading