Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kevin Mathews Re-releases Back Catalogue


Since 1993, Singapore singer-songwriter Kevin Mathews has released 5 albums and 3 EPs, with Watchmen, The Crowd, Popland and as a solo artist.

Thanks to a recent digital distribution arrangement with Believe Digital, KAMCO Music will be releasing these 8 works on all platforms worldwide in late March and early April 2015.

“2015 is the year of remembrances,” Mathews explained, “a time to celebrate the achievements of the past. As most of these releases are unavailable to the public, it seemed like the right time to put the songs out there once again in a proper manner”.

Following the re-release of this back catalogue, KAMCO Music will also be re-issuing albums from Lydia Low, TypeWriter and other artists. In addition, KAMCO Music is working towards making classic 90s Singapore Rock available in the near future as well.

To launch the entire reissue programme, KAMCO Music launched a lyric video for Kevin
Mathews’ “I Want What I Can’t Have” on YouTube, directed by Michael Lim on 20th March 2015 at its Youtube Channel.

Thereafter, the schedule for the reissues will be as follows:


27th March - Kevin Mathews' solo releases

#alpacablue
Emo FASCISM
@midnight

3rd April
"Democracy" by Watchmen
"Love" by Watchmen

10th April

"Pop" by The Crowd
"Groovy" by Popland
"Action!" by Popland

"I Want What I Can't Have" - Kevin Mathews


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Bear Culture Album Launch At Esplanade Theatre Studio


Bear Culture's debut album is out today digitally on iTunes and Bandcamp. The physical CD copies will be available at the album launch party at the Esplanade Theatre Studio tomorrow. Sub:shamen is the support act.

Date: 22 March 2015
Time: Doors open 6:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio
Entry: $15 (includes the CD album) available at http://bearculture.peatix.com


Bear Culture - "Premonition" music video


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Carb On Carb At Pink Noize


New Zealand duo Carb On Carb will be performing in Singapore this Friday, 20 March 2015 at Pink Noize.

Carb on Carb are a girl and a boy from Auckland, New Zealand. Having toured NZ, Australia and China, and supported Mac DeMarco in Singapore, they released their self-titled debut full-length album last month.

The support acts are The Vibe, Spacedays, NO PANTZ, This Is Atlantis, and Temasek Ska Dansa!!!

Date: Friday, 20 March 2015
Time: Doors open 7pm
Venue: Pink Noize (774 North Bridge Rd)
Entry: $10 before 8pm / $15 after 8pm



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bear Culture Releasing Debut Album In March


Bear Culture - comprising Nur Amira Khairil Anuar (vocals), Jayme Lim (lead guitar),  Muhammad Shahrin Syazwan (guitar), Muhammad Khair Safaruan (bass) and Niki Koh (drums) - are releasing their self-titled debut album on 21 March 2015.

Armed with a burly flair for the fanciful, riotous sense of humour, and diverse technical specializations, Bear Culture was formed with five members united over a common love for using rock instrumentation for more than just rock music.

The quintet’s sound have roots in alternative rock, with elements of 1980s rock, metal, and modern pop sensibilities thrown in, which results in a modern, pummeling, eclectic concoction which is sure to reverberate with listeners.

Fresh from the completion of their eponymous debut album, Bear Culture is itching to release the fruits of their labour. Driven by smooth, soaring vocal melodies and velocious guitar solos, the release includes the debut single ‘Premonition’, and crowd favourites ‘Valkyrie’ and ‘Cheesecake’.

Set to be released digitally on iTunes and Bandcamp on the 21 March and physical copies available on the following day at the launch party at the Esplanade Theatre Studio, the band is excited to share the results of their hopes and dreams. Driving the debut, self titled release is their debut single, ‘Premonition’, which a music video was shot for.

Bear Culture - "Premonition" music video


Filled with both aggressive, hard-hitting bouts and melodically powerful passages, the 11-track release promises to take the listener on a trip through the vast creative capabilities of the band. The various styles of songwriting reflect this, with tracks like the funky, upbeat ‘Cheesecake’ drawing a stark contrast to the epics that are ‘Valkyrie’ and ‘Mannequin’.

Produced and recorded over a period of three years and a few lineup changes along the way, the album is a result of fortitude and sheer willpower not to let anything get in the way of producing the album. “It was tough, and many times I felt like giving up. But we were stubborn and it paid off,” said lead guitarist and co-producer Jayme Lim. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark Spencer with co-producers Jayme Lim, Utha Kumanan and Eugene Yip, the album is assured to be aurally pleasant.

Grizzle Grind Crew To Throw 2nd Anniversary Party


Singapore’s biggest hip-hop collective, Grizzle Grind Crew (GGC) turns TWO in March 2015.

To mark this occasion, the Crew is partnering with Singapore’s leading youth hub *SCAPE to throw a big party. The boys will be performing their previous hits and tunes from their upcoming individual albums. As with their debut show in 2013 and the #1stGGC Anniversary show in 2014, they have invited a few guests to celebrate the occasion.

Indie folk-pop act Gentle Bones and Singapore’s Malaysia-crossover pop sensation Sleeq will make a special appearance as well. Malaysia’s biggest rapper Joe Flizzow will be throwing down his jams and the Crew will be announcing their final international guest within the next 2 weeks!

In conjunction with SGMUSO and *SCAPEmusic (the music programming pillar of *SCAPE), the Crew will be putting together a series of workshops where youths are able to learn from the Crew about Rapping, DJ-ing and Music Video-making. There will also be a panel ‘On My Grind’ where  international guests will share how they have built their Hip-Hop careers and what inspires them to pursue their passions.

The party series Grizzle Grind Loose Juice will be making its return on Thursday 2 April (eve of Good Friday) at Phuture @ Zouk Singapore. Expect a night of Hip-Hop, Trap and Moobathon mayhem as the boys and their guests throw down party tunes the whole night!

Details

CONFESSTIVAL X #2ndGGC Anniversary [A *SCAPEmusic Programme]
Venue: *SCAPE The Ground Theatre (2 Orchard Link Singapore 237978)
Date: Sunday 5 April 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Free

DJ, Rap & Music Video Production Workshops [A *SCAPEmusic Programme]
Venue: *SCAPE (Various Venues)
Date: Sunday 5 April 2015
Time: 2:00pm
egistration: 1:30pm (Admission by registration on *SCAPERS portal)

Behind The Scenes: On My Grind [A *SCAPEmusic Programme]
Speakers: TBC
Venue: *SCAPE The Colony, Level 4
Date: Sunday 5 April 2015
Time: 4:00pm
Registration: 3:30pm (Admission by registration on *SCAPERS portal)

Zouk X GGC presents Loose Juice - #2ndGGC Anniversary pre-party
With DJ Ghetto (feat. DJ NashD & DJ LeNERD)
Venue: Phuture @ Zouk Singapore (17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore 169420)
Date: Thursday 2 April 2015
Time: 11:00pm
Admission: Cover charges apply

Dirgahayu Performing At The Lithe Paralogue Studio


Malaysian math rock outfit Dirgahayu will be performing at The Lithe Paralogue Studio this Saturday, 28 February. They will be supported by three awesome bands - the Psalms, ANECHOIS and sub:shaman.

Dirgahayu first emerged in July 2013 as a three­-piece instrumental math­ rock outfit. The band hit the scene with a single release "Bahawasa­-nya" - four minutes of organised chaos, robust guitar attacks, and exuberant drum beats punctuated by intense abrupt transitions.

Date: 28 February 2015
Time: 7pm
Venue: The Lithe Paralogue (1B Aliwal Street, Singapore 199894)
Entry: $10

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Valentine's is Over. Listen to Etc.

Walk On Music is proud to announce the arrival of a new upload from Etc. It's a made-in-Singapore recording of one of their most requested songs. It's called "Pretty Fall". And you can hear it here (if the link below doesn't work for you).

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Remembering Dakota Crescent

Old Kallang Airport (1960)

Freeflow Productions, an awardee of Discovery Channel’s First Time Filmmakers Project, is leading a 22-minute documentary on the sleepy neighbourhood of Dakota Crescent.

The pioneering housing estate, with all the old school Singapore charm, is set to be redeveloped end 2016. The documentary hopes to showcase the unique community spirit that is present in Singaporean housing estates. It also aims to shed light on how people cope with change and trade-offs in modern-day Singapore.

The highlight of the documentary will be a block party “Remembering Dakota Crescent” at Blk 12, Dakota Crescent on Sunday 8 March 2015, organized with the help of Aging Youth.

There will be music, bazaar and a photo exhibition. Pop acappella group MICappella, rapper ShiGGa Shay, electronic duo .gif and rock band Cashew Chemists will dish out the entertainment.

Freeflow Productions’ documentary, (tentatively titled) "Café Hope" will be screened on Discovery Channel in August 2015. Here’s where they need your help! They are looking for old photos of Dakota Crescent and the Kallang area. Selected photos will be displayed at the photo exhibition. Photos of all sizes and colour (full colour/ B&W) will be accepted. Please contact Sarah Zoe at sarah@freeflow.com.sg if you would like to share your fondest memories with them.

What would be good:
- Photos of iconic buildings
- Photos of people and family members
- Photos of Dakota Crescent estate

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Emilie Simon Performing First Concert In Singapore

Photo by: Lisa Carletta

French songbird, Emilie Simon will be performing her first ever concert in Singapore on 23 March 2015 at  *SCAPE The Ground Theatre.

Born in Montpellier in Southern France, Emilie Simon is known for her bold, experimental blend of electronic and pop music, tied together with arresting vocals that draw comparison to musical legends such as Kate Bush and Björk. Throughout her musical career, Emilie Simon has won 3 awards at the prestigious Victoires de la Musique (the French equivalent of the Grammy Awards), including Electronic/Groove/Dance album of the year in 2004 and 2007, and also Original Film or Television Soundtrack of the Year for her work on the soundtrack of the documentary ‘La marche de l'empereur’ (March of the Penguins).

As part of her Asian tour in 2015, this will be Emilie Simon’s first ever concert in Singapore, where she is set to captivate the audience with her signature sound.

Venue: *SCAPE The Ground Theatre, Singapore
Date: Monday 23 March 2015
Time: 8pm
Tickets: Early-Bird $60, At the Door $75
Tickets available via Peatix: http://emiliesimon.peatix.com/