Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pleasantry Releases Split EP On Cassette

Pleasantry has released a split EP with San Francisco indie-pop band Starry Eyed Cadet.

The EP features four songs about growing older, living with love and embracing the personal, intimate process of soul-searching.

Released on cassette in limited quantities (it comes with a digital download code), the two bands will be launching the EP with a gig at Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco on 13 May 2015.

Listen to the split EP on bandcamp.

Knightingale's Debut EP

Knightingale is a trio that plays garage rock inspired by '60s garage bands and '90s grunge bands like Nirvana. They released their debut EP in February on bandcamp as well as the physical CD format.

The band auditioned and made it through to perform at this year's Baybeats festival that's happening the last week of June. Look out for them!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pleasantry's Fundraiser At The Projector

Pleasantry are heading to Toronto, Canada to perform at Canadian Music Week 2015 and from there, they will be making stops at New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

Planned and organized in close collaboration with DUNCE., the band is put together a show to raise funds for their North America tour. Set in The Projector, the night will feature four other amazing bands - Monster Cat, Plainsunset, Cashew Chemists and ANECHOIS.

All bands will be putting up their merchandise for sale - t-shirts, tote bags and albums. Also, Pleasantry will be putting up a till for the duration of the gig to facilitate any kind donations.

Date: Sunday 3 May 2015
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: The Projector (6001 Beach Road #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589)
Entry: Presale $27 / Door $30. Presale tickets are on sale till 30 April at

Saturday, April 25, 2015

In Each Hand A Cutlass Releases "The Kraken"

In Each Hand A Cutlass released their second album "The Kraken" last night with a concert at the Esplanade Recital Studio.

Produced, recorded, mixed and engineered by Brad Wood, "The Kraken" is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to their 2011 debut album, "A Universe Made of Strings".

The album is available on CD and as a digital download.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cheating Sons Release First Music Video

A scene from the "Honeymoon" music video

Cheating Sons has released the music video for the first single off their upcoming new album that's due out on 3 May. The video was directed by Frankie Pan and shot in Melbourne, Australia. Check it out!

Cheating Sons - "Honeymoon"

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Seyra Releases "The City" EP

Photo by Marc Nair
Seyra 's latest EP, "The City", will be made available exclusively for streaming on till 29 April 2015.

Seyra is a band that enchants listeners with their own blend of dreamy folk, pop and rock
music. Theirs is refined uncomplicated music that is assuredly pop-centric. Always pushing
musical boundaries, the Singaporean multi-ethnic sextet has explored composite elements
of jazz, funk, reggae and soul in their unique sound.

Helmed by soulful vocalist/guitarist Sarah Ismail—who has been compared to the likes of
Feist, Rachael Yamagata and Regina Spektor—the band includes guitarist Khidir Osman,
flautist Rupak George, percussionist Zack He, bassist Nadia Rosmaly and drummer Irwan
Manap. They have been at the forefront of a charge led by a new breed of Singaporean
indie musicians who have been relentless in the promotion of their eclectic brand of music to
the world.

iTunes Pre-order from 19 April till 29 April is @

The band will be performing at Seng Poh Garden (Tiong Bahru Estate) on Saturday 25 April, 9.15 - 10pm at the Singapore Heritage Festival.

Seyra - "The City"

Friday, April 10, 2015

In Each Hand A Cutlass Performing "The Kraken" At Esplanade Recital Studio

Photo by Scott Millard

Instrumental rock quintet In Each Hand A Cutlass (IEHAC) are back with their highly anticipated sophomore album entitled "The Kraken". The band will perform the album live for the first time, in its entirety at the Esplanade Recital Studio on 24 April.

Guitarist Daniel Sassoon told us: "It's our most ambitious staging of the most ambitious work we've done. We're all super excited, and we've been rehearsing like crazy to bring this monster to life. Tickets are past the 70% mark, so get 'em while they're hot. And thanks everyone for joining us on this epic adventure!"

Recorded and produced by acclaimed American record producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Pete Yorn, Sunny Day Real Estate, Veruca Salt, Touché Amoré) and mastered by Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, Haim, Sia), "The Kraken" is an hour-long homage to the legendary creature of the deep, set on course by an epic 20-minute, three-part suite which forms the centrestage of the title track.

In pushing the envelope, IEHAC continues to borrow from a vast lexicon of music to create their own unique brand of evocative, cinematic compositions that are far more nuanced and layered than the generic descriptor "post-rock" often implies.

IEHAC will be joined by musical guests Josh Wei (violin) and Hsiao Shan Loh (cello), with immersive background visuals curated by video artist Brandon Tay (Syndicate).

Date: 24 April 2015
Time: 9:30pm
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Tickets: $25 (excluding booking fee) from SISTIC

Cheating Sons Release New Single

Cheating Sons released their new single, "Honeymoon", today on bandcamp. The song is from their upcoming second album.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Take Two Previews Debut EP With Music Videos

Take Two are launching their debut EP on 18 April at the Aliwal Arts Centre.

Coming off the back of overseas stints in Malaysia, Thailand and Spain in 2014, the  indie-rock quintet has since been busy with their first effort, the five-track EP entitled "Pairs".

The band have released music videos for "Always Been Right Here" and more recentlly, the EP's second single, "In Your Arms".

Date: 18 April 2015
Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre
Time: 7:30pm
Standard ticket $25
Standard ticket + Limited Edition EP $35
Standard ticket + Limited Edition EP + Tote Bag $35
available from

Take Two - "In Your Arms"

Take Two - "Always Been Right Here"

Kirin J Callinan Performing In Singapore

Australian Kirin J Callinan will be performing in Singapore on 1 May 2015 with support acts Mary Ocher and Boy Kulisap.

Not afraid to push the limits, Kirin makes raw pop music that is fast gaining attention around the world. His debut album Embracism showcases innovative song-writing built around jagged guitars and snarling vocals and has made him one of the most talked about Australian musicians of the moment.

Abrasive, surreal and often chaotic, Callinan’s live show is an intense experience as he flirts with controversy at any given opportunity. This is exhilarating, genre-bending music delivered with both flamboyance and a serrated edge.

Possessed by demons and queen of the Berlin underground, Mary Ocher is avant-pop and garage at once. Her last album Eden was produced by legendary rock 'n' roll guru King Khan and she has just released the Double Anthology of Home Recordings, available now on bandcamp.

Event: KIRIN J CALLINAN (AU) live in Singapore
with Boy Kulisap (PH) + Mary Ocher (RU)
Date: Friday, 1 May 2015
Venue: BluJaz (11 Bali Lane)
Time: Doors open 8pm
Tickets: $28 for one / $50 for two / $35 on the door
Available now at:

Kirin J Callinan - "Landslide"