Monday, January 5, 2015

The Psalms Releasing Debut Album

The Psalms will be releasing their first full length, "People Eating People", on 10 January 2015 when they perform at the Esplanade outdoor theatre.

The Psalm's music has been described by France's Voxpop as “rhythmic potency in metal sounds with guitars blending both hardcore and noise and a voice, simliar to that of Camelia Jordana calling us into singing, shouting and story telling”.

The Jakarta Post's Ari Ernesto Purnama called them "Singapore' prog-rock jewel" and "Sun Ra with rock riffs and jazz improv ala Miles Davis".

Visceral and unrelenting, The Psalms are, in our book, one of the most invigorating live acts around on our island at the moment. Catch them on 10 January at the Esplanade outdoor theatre at 7:30pm, 8:45pm and 10pm. Each set is 45 minutes long and is free to the public.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Tammy Ying Releasing Debut EP

New York-­based Singaporean singer-­songwriter, Tammy Ying, is releasing her debut EP, "Secrets", in January 2015.

The four-­track pop EP is produced by New York-­based Robbie J. Guariglia, who has had releases on Atlantic and Universal Records. All the songs are penned by Tammy. She also played all the keyboards on the record.

After completing high school at Raffles Junior College in Singapore, Tammy went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she dual majored in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production. She graduated Summa cum Laude in August 2013 armed with a Bachelor of Music, and moved to Virginia where she performed at Busch Gardens Williamsburg for the Howl-­O-­Scream season. Following that, she made the move to New York City, where she has been performing and teaching over the past year.

Throughout her musical career, Tammy has performed at many musical venues in Singapore and the USA, such as the Esplanade (Singapore), Pianos, Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End (New York). In addition to leading her own band, she has played keys for a number of singer-songwriters, such as Daphne Khoo and Laura Lee Bishop, and is currently the resident keyboardist for singer-­songwriters Evan Nachimson, and Dottie Scharr.

"Secrets" is scheduled for release in January 2015 and will be available for purchase on iTunes and CDBaby, and available for streaming on Spotify.

For more information on Tammy Ying visit:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Caracal Album Launch

Singapore rock band Caracal are launching their second album, "Welcome The Ironists", on 18 December at the Substation.

The music video for the title track, directed by Leonard Soosay, was released last week.

For tickets and more info about the album launch gig, visit:

Date: Thursday, 18 December 2014
Venue: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street
Time: Doors open at 7pm / Show starts at 7:30pm with support act Silhouette
Entry: $25 (online), $35 (show day), $40 (online + CD bundle)

Caracal - "Welcome The Ironists"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tonstartssbandht 'Live' in Singapore

Tonstartssbandht (pronounced tahn - starts - bandit ) will bring their prodigious musicianship to Asia, Australia, and New Zealand this December and January!

Brothers Andy and Edwin White are notable musicians in their own right. Andy, for some, is better known as Mac DeMarco’s new guitarist or his solo project Andy Boay, while Edwin is also known for his solo project Eola.

However together, the Floridian brothers are Tonstartssbandht, producing self-proclaimed “psychedelic boogie rock” . Their sound inevitably grows in a live setting as the two brothers blaze through super tight long-form jams. Edwin’s driving percussion never drops a beat , while Andy creates luscious and expansive sounds on his 12-string Danelectro, melding perfectly with the duo’s angelic vocal harmonies.

They navigate their souls and psyches on stage, embracing the sense of urgency, pain, and ecstasy in the human experience and impulsiveness too

The duo will perform in Singapore on 6 December.

Tonstartssbandht (USA) live in Singapore with EOLA and Chardonnay Saturday
Date: Saturday, 6 December 2014
Venue: BluJaz Upstairs 
Doors open: 8pm
Tickets: $20 (pre-sale), $25 (door)   

Friday 5 December - Findars , Kuala Lumpur
Saturday, 6 December - BluJaz, Singapore
Sunday, 7 December - Jaya Pub, Jakarta
Wednesday, 10 December - Play Yard, Bangkok
Friday, 11 December - CAMA ATK, Hanoi

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Where Were You Fest This Saturday

The gathering of '90s bands in a gig called Where Were You Fest is happening this Saturday at the Substation Theatre. The schedule (correct as of now) is:

3:30pm Telecast!
3:45pm Unvisual 
4:15pm 7 Pound Vein
4:45pm Stampede
5:15pm United By Fate
5:45pm Turning Against
6:05pm Minus
6:25pm Generation 69
6:45pm Heremod
7:05pm The Pink Elephants
7:35pm  LC93
8:05pm Desecrate
8:35pm The Dongs
9:05pm The Ordinary People
9:35pm The Oddfellows
10:05pm Obscure
10:35pm The Jabs
11:05pm United Blood
11:35pm Kindread
12:00am Iman's League
12:20am The Bois

Date: 8 November 2014
Time: 3pm till late
Venue: The Substation Theatre
Entry: $12 (advance available from Roxy Records and The Substation box office) or $15 at the door

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Awaken The Dragon 2014 Concert

Awaken the Dragon is a community art project surrounding the last two remaining Dragon Kilns in Singapore. The project aims to invite 3000 members of the public to participate in making a collective sculpture made from clay and fired in the Dragon Kiln.

The concert is part of the Awaken the Dragon Festival that's happening from 17-23 November.
There will also be demos and workshops by local ceramic artists, arts & crafts stalls, food and drink vendors.

The Observatory, Obedient Wives Club, Stopgap, Lost Weekend and The White Trip Movement will be performing on 22 Novembe.

Date: 22 November 2014
Thow Kwang Dragon Kiln Pottery Jungle, 85 Lorong Tawas
Time: 6:30pm - 11pm

Entry: Free 

For more details on the Festival, visit:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Electrico At The Sub

Electrico is playing a special show at The Substation Theatre this Sunday.

The Substation has been a sanctuary to Singapore's indie arts scene, and it needs moolah for repairs now. So all entrance fees and bar sales for our show will be PAY-AS-YOU-WISH, and will all go towards helping fix up the iconic venue for more years of experimental and groundbreaking arts.

So come rock with Electrico, and show some Love at The Sub.

Date: Sunday, 19 October 2014
Time: Doors open 6PM
Venue: The Substation Theatre

Entry: Donate-As-You-Wish

Taragana Pyjarama Performing At Life Is Beautiful

Copenhagen-based DJ, producer and remixer Taragana Pyjarama will hit Singapore this Thursday for a live set at Life Is Beautiful Kitchen & Bar.

Having released his first tracks in 2010 (under previous moniker ‘Eim Ick’), Taragana Pyjarama (aka Nick Eriksen) has been steadily gaining impressive momentum – and adulation – as both a producer and remixer. Having already remixed singles for the likes of Delorean, Polock, and Delphic, he was invited to join John Talabot's much-admired Hivern Discs stable in 2011 where in the same year, he released his first breakthrough EP under his current alias for Fluo Kid’s excellent FOOL HOUSE imprint.

2012 saw the release of his critically-aclaimed full debut album 'Tipped Bowls' with Cologne-based music institution Kompakt Records; to have been able to experiment and discover with such panache on his first LP arguably set Eriksen apart as one of the producers to watch, and his most recent output 'Nothing Hype' (2013) already has us waiting for his next full-length LP. 

Date: Thursday, 16 October 2014
Venue: Life Is Beautiful (99 Duxton Rd)
Doors open: 9:30pm
Entry: $20

Taragana Pyjarama - "Lo Ng" (Live at Distortion, Copenhagen 2012)