Pioneering musician. Award-winning filmmaker. All-round loveable guy. The local music, movie and creative scenes were devastated when, on 14 June, influential DIY figure, Abdul Nizam Hamid, unexpectedly passed away from liver, lung and pancreatic cancer. Nizam, as his friends called him, was only 50. Bonded in grief, his friends have Continue Reading
We will be hosting the Baybeats Open Stage on 25th/26th so you know where to find us from about 5pm to 9.30pm. Other than that, these are the acts we are hoping to catch at Baybeats 2016.
bittymacbeth (aka Beth Yap) launches her debut album Beauty for Ashes at the Esplanade Recital Studio tomorrow night. Guess what? SOLD OUT! In any case, Beth was kind enough to take part in our PoP Ten for our reading pleasure. Enjoy!
Singer-songwriter DEON has just released Oceans Remix, a free to download EP, available at various digital platforms.
We loved Bandwagon Riverboat last time out! Great music in a unique setting. What’s more, the the boat rockin’ and rollin’ made it easy to groove naturally! Kudos!! No surprise perhaps that the kind folks at Bandwagon have decided to expand the event to TWO days, with a cracking lineup Continue Reading
By Marilyn Yun Jin SINGER-SONGWRITER NICHOLAS CHIM RELEASES NEW SINGLE OVERBOARD AHEAD OF THE GREATEST ENEMY EP
Singer-songwriter, Gentle Bones returns with a new street single, “Geniuses & Thieves”, taken off his upcoming as yet-to-be titled EP. Bennett Bay releases debut single entitled “Komorebi” Komorebi by Bennett BayKomorebi by Bennett Bay
Snapshots of the Singapore music scene. WATCH MICHELLE SGP’S MUSIC VIDEO OF SERENITY LISTEN TO INTRIGUANT’S REMIX OF CHARLIE LIM’S NOTHING SO CRUEL … still there’s more …
We get to know our favourite artists a little better with 10 questions.
Universal Music Singapore has announced a new date for Gentle Bones’ concert this year.
In the last couple of years, we have seen various initiatives to develop the young music talent in Singapore, notably NOISE Singapore (via National Arts Council) and Baybeats Festival (via The Esplanade) and the various NAC music grants. Now we have Level Up! – a private joint venture (between Roland Continue Reading
Kudos to the folks at Bandwagon for bringing us another unique music experience. Not content with merely presenting music on a bus, we now have Singapore music on a riverboat. And a great lineup to boot! Don’t miss this. Tickets now available from http://riverboat.peatix.com/!
2015 is almost done and dusted but there are still a couple of loose ends to tie up. Here’s a couple of Singapore instrumental albums released this year that you might want to examine a little closer.
Back in 2011, in a public Facebook note, singer-songwriter iNCH (a.k.a Inch Chua) criticised Singaporean attitudes toward local music. iNCH even moved out of Singapore (to the US) in order to pursue her musical career. Four years later, back in Singapore, as a packed audience demonstrates their hearty approval, iNCH Continue Reading
Polymath – “a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas”. I am certainly not suggesting that JAWN (aka Jon Chan) is Leonardo Da Vinci but at a superficial level, I found the above definition to be representative of my experience of JAWN.
Into their second single for Sony Music, it’s clear that The Sam Willows have honed their pop technique to a tight construct with “For Love” – the chorus comes with soaring banks of vocals even if the familiar melody does not move listeners that much. The song recalls Imagine Dragons, Continue Reading