SINGAPORE ROCKS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : S-ROCK FIGHTS BACK AT THE MANNEQUINS FOUR EP LAUNCH!!!

It does not matter how many social media ‘likes’ Singapore rock bands are able to muster. It does not matter how many Spotify playlists Singapore rock bands are excluded from. It does not matter if Singapore rock bands are not considered hip and cool amongst the local scenesters and hipsters. Continue Reading

PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : UGLY IN THE MORNING – 3 OR MORE IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT

Two things to consider when assessing the relative value of Ugly in the Morning’s 3 Or More If You Can Afford It – its eclectic rock agenda and its sophisticated songwriting.

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

PoP20 | S-ROCK : GREAT SPY (ACOUSTIC) EXPERIMENT [2008]

The quality of a good song is evident in (almost) every musical context. Now, the Great Spy Experiment has wonderful songs and the challenge for the band at this Mosaic Music Festival event at the Esplanade Concourse tonight was to present them in an acoustic format. And the band delivered Continue Reading

SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | BANDCAMP DISCOVERY FT. SWARM, CURLY TURBAN, BAD SATELLITES & HAUSTE

New Singapore music releases from the underground that might just pique your interest. Discover the true Singapore music alternative right here, right now!

SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | S-ROCK : BANDCAMP DISCOVERIES FOR DECEMBER 2017

Melodic rock. Edgy tunes. Fuck care attitude. Made in Singapore. Basically, SINGAPORE ROCK or S-ROCK? Does this fantastical beast still exist on our shores or is the Singapore Music scene all about smooth jazz-soul-pop vibes?

SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT : BAILING OUT BETSY – MUTANT BUTTERFLY EP [REVIEWS]

Bailing out Betsy are a 5 piece alternative rock band heavily influenced by the music powerhouses of the 1990s – from Stone Roses to Radiohead, Kula Shakers to Oasis, Red Hot Chilli Pepper to Black Crowes.

SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE PINHOLES – D’ANTARA KITA

Staying power is not usually associated with Singapore bands but to the credit of The Pinholes, the quartet have been soldering on for over a decade in the unforgiving local music scene. The band celebrate this longevity with an entertaining new album – D’Antara Kita!

LIVE NEWS | MUSIC MATTERS LIVE 2017 : DEON

DEON remains one of our great pop-rock exponents in the local music scene. It’s been awhile since we featured DEON here and are thankful that Music Matters Live 2017 provides us with this opportunity as we talked to Deon Toh, the voice behind the band.

POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – OBEDIENT WIVES CLUB

Power of Pop have been big fans of the RetroPop connoisseurs Obedient Wives Club ever since their debut EP back in 2012. The quintet viz. YinQi (vocals), Cherie (guitar, vocals), Man (bass), Lennat (drums) and Keith (guitar) have fashioned a unique style mixing 60s girls groups with a lighter 90s Continue Reading