LIVE NEWS: Remember Nizam – A Celebration in Music

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

LIVE NEWS: FRANK Presents: Bandwagon Riverboat II

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

MUSIC NEWS: LEVEL UP! A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR YOUNG MUSIC ARTISTES

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

LIVE REVIEW: iNCH – LETTERS TO UBIN EP LAUNCH

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

SINGLE REVIEW: THE SAM WILLOWS – FOR LOVE

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