Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Leslie Low Performs In The Living Room

Ahead of Leslie Low's highly anticipated solo release "No Such Thing As Ghosts", The Diarists are putting together a series of small, personal shows to promote the album. 

Cozy up in a living room, an independent venue or a workspace, in Singapore and Malaysia, Leslie Low will perform songs from the new album up close, as it's meant to be heard. These performances create an emotional experience for both musician and listener, bringing music to fans and audiences in the purest, most intimate way.

Besides material from "No Such Thing As Ghosts" Leslie will also be playing songs from his earlier releases.


7 September, 5pm - Wan's Living Room (Straits Records) 24, Bali Lane

13 September, 7pm - Lee Wen's Living Room (Independent Archive and Resource Center), 67 Aliwal Street

14 September, 7pm - Tini's Living Room (Perumal Road), 367D Serangoon Road

There will be 20 tickets for each show with a suggested $20 donation.

Each ticket includes a special download card with a digital copy of Leslie's "Triangular" album.

To book your tickets please email: thediaristsessions@gmail.com

Leslie Low - "Despair" (In The Living Room)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Dulcinea Releases New EP

After 2 albums - "The Politics Of Fear" (2008) and "In The Shadow Of The Sun" (2011), Dulcinea return in August 2014 with the EP "Cosmic Renaissance".

Orbiting around themes of rebirth, "Cosmic Renaissance" deals with how sometimes a breakdown can be the beginning of a kind of breakthrough, and overcoming traumatic moments can lead to positive self-realization. Based in Singapore/Johor Bahru, Dulcinea is a progressive/alternative rock band whose work continues to be an exploration of what it means to be alive and all the joy and suffering that goes along with a life consciously and fully lived.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Stoned Revivals Return For The Night Festival

Lost Weekend

The second weekend of The Night Festival will feature four bands at the SMU Green stage. A signature of the Singapore Night Festival, HOMEMADE is a musical showcase celebrating originality, collaboration and local talent. This year, urban beats and local rock take centrestage.

Acclaimed indie pop darlings from the 1990s, The Stoned Revivals, return for a rare performance while The Fast Colors - a tribute band formed by Patrick Chng (The Oddfellows/TypeWriter), Kevin Mathews (Watchmen/Popland) and Chris Toh (AWOL) - will be doing an all-Singapore-music set covering songs by The Quests, The Cyclones, Siva Choy, Zircon Lounge and more. Lost Weekend will kick off the live music segment with The Pinholes coming on after The Fast Colors.

The line-up and schedule is the same for both nights. The shows are free and open to the public.

Date: 29 & 30 August 2014
Venue: SMU Green
Lost Weekend (8pm)
The Fast Colors (9:15pm)
The Pinholes (10:30pm)
The Stoned Revivals (11:45pm)

Another stage to check out is at Armenian Street, just in front of The Substation. The "Tribal Gathering of Jaw Benders" brings together the best of live music, with an exciting mix of emerging and established indie, alternative and hardcore bands and musicians.

Fri 29 Aug
9.30pm The Observatory (45 min)
11.45pm Caracal (1 hr)

Sat 30 Aug
9.30pm The Analog Girl (45 min)
11.45pm Masia One & The Irietones featuring Suns of Dub (1 hr)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pleasantry Releases Debut Album

Pleasantry launch their much anticipated debut album tonight at Esplanade Recital Studio.

Explore and navigate the dissonance with Singapore’s indie darlings through a synaesthetic experience, in collaboration with Super System (SSYSTM) and Hylman & Farhan of Fhage [Visuals] and Marc Gabriel Loh [Art Direction].

Pleasantry is Isa Ong, Samantha Teng, Ahmad Ariff, Daniaal Adam, Adel Rashid and Haziq Hussain.

Date: Friday, 22 August 2014
Time: 9:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets: $25 (excluding booking fee) from SISTIC

Thursday, August 21, 2014

ShiGGa Shay Releases New Single And Music Video

You might remember him as the Singaporean rapper who brought you "LimPeh", the catchy Singaporean Youtube hit from last year, that combined Hokkien dialect, Mandarin and English.

ShiGGa Shay is back with his new single and music video, "Lion City Kia" (featuring LINEATH and Akeem). This is the debut single from his upcoming as-yet-untitled new full-length album, due out in mid October.

Some of the cameo appearances in the video include Chua Enlai, Patricia Mok, Jade Seah, Jack & Rai, Rosalyn Lee and Tosh Rock.

Amanda Tee And Nelson At Esplanade Concourse

Amanda Tee and Nelson, who both released their latest EPs on National Day, are performing tonight and tomorrow at the Esplanade Concourse. The duo are performing two half hour sets, at 7:15pm and 8:15pm. Admission is free.

Amanda Tee - "I Can Feel You There" (feat. Nelson)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Blue Hawaii Performing at Life Is Beautiful

Montreal electronic duo Blue Hawaii is heading to Singapore for a one-night only show this September.

Raphaelle Standell-Preston and Alex "Agor" Cowan released their debut EP, "Blooming Summer" in 2010, and album, "Untogether" in 2013.

Date: Sunday, 14 September 2014
Doors open: 8pm
Venue: Life Is Beautiful (99 Duxton Road)
Tickets: $30 (standard), $40 (at the door) via http://bluehawaii.peatix.com

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kelvin Tan Releases Box Set

Singaporean improvisation musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter Kelvin Tan is turning 50 on 22 August 2014 and is marking the milestone with the release of a 5-CD 50-song box set titled "The 50". The digital albums is released today at http://kelvintan50.bandcamp.com/ and can be bought as individual albums while the limited-edition physical box set will be released on Kelvin's birthday and retailing at $50 exclusively at Room For Dessert (62, Somme Road (www.roomfordessert.com.sg).