Sunday, May 8, 2016
Singer-songwriter Leon Markcus released his debut EP, "Mannequin", on iTunes on 20 April 2016. Come 11 June, the EP will be available on all digital platforms, including Spotify and Deezer.
Leon Markcus has released two music videos so far with a third coming out this month.
To commemorate the release of the EP, Leon Markcus will be holding a launch party at Hood Bar and Café on Saturday, 11 June at 7pm. The gig will not only feature all 5 tracks off the debut EP but also some bonus materials.
Tickets available from: http://peatix.com/event/165433/view at $15 each.
Leon Markcus - "Mannequin"
Leon Markcus - "Circles"
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
We're only 3 months into 2016 but have already seen a slew of awesome releases by Singaporean artists. Check them out if you haven't already:
Long Live The Empire - "Ten Thousand Years EP"
Forests - "Sun Eat Moon Grave Party"
Knightingale - "God Damn Youth"
The Observatory - "August Is The Cruellest"
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Singapore’s biggest hip-hop collective, Grizzle Grind Crew (GGC) turns three on 26 March 2016. To mark this occasion, the Crew is throwing its annual anniversary party in partnership with Academy of Rock. Expect crowd favorites from the Grizzle Grind Crew, unreleased tracks, surprise guests and more, all in one evening!
Malaysia’s Hip-Hop royalty SonaOne will perform songs off his freshly released debut album Growing Up Sucks at the show too.
Venue: Zouk (17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore 169420)
Date: Saturday 26 March 2016
Entry: Free admission, all-ages
For more details, log onto: www.grizzlegrind.com/3rdGGC.
Garage rock trio Knightingale released their full-length debut album on 17 March 2016. Comprising of Ashwin Rao (Guitars/ Lead Vocals), Deon Chan (Drums) and Faiz Lattif (Guitars/Vocals), the band was formed in late 2013 influenced by Nirvana, Ty Segall and Bass Drum Of Death.
These Brittle Bones have released the first single from his forthcoming EP, which will be released via Believe Recordings on 15th of April.
These Brittle Bones is 16-year-old Chris Jones. Originally from Wales, his family moved out to Singapore 7 years ago. His new material sees a more grown up, experimental side to his music, exploring a more electronic avenue while still keeping the melodic and haunting sentiments that feature in his earlier releases.
"Instinct" is the first single from his upcoming EP, "Effects", which will be released this Spring through Believe Digital.
Chris says about the song “To me, the song is about the fear/acceptance of being independent, and the innate quality I have of being too reliant on other people; an instinctual feeling of not wanting to let other people down. It's one of the main tracks on the EP as it stays true to my piano-based sound, whilst also incorporating a new electronic style”.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Australian singer-songwriter Gabriel Lynch will be performing at SingJazz on 4 February 2016.
Singapore was first wowed by Lynch when he made his debut in 2011 at The Esplanade's Outdoor Theatre. The energetic and captivating independent artist had his audience at times singing along boisterously and, at others, utterly silent as he regaled them.
Several records and many tours later, Lynch once again returns to Singapore to present songs from his latest album, "All of Us", as well as a catalog of old favourites and some songs that have not yet been performed on a stage.
Described by Iceland National Radio as "Australia's Damien Rice, minus the cheese", Lynch makes his debut at SingJazz on February 4th.
Joining him on stage on the night are the multi-talented and acclaimed Juny Brothers (Anthony 'Fatboy Tony' Parker on drums and Jupiter 7 on keys/key bass).
The one night only show is a must for any lovers of original songs and live music.
Date: 4 February 2016
Venue: SingJazz (101 Jalan Sultan, #02-00, Singapore 199591)
Entry: Early Bird S$25.00 + booking fee (at thegabriellynch.com) / Door S$30.00
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Bandwagon is throwing a party on South East Asia’s only Mississippi Riverboat! Each
deck features performances by artists who have been rated highly by Bandwagon in 2015.
3 Decks of live music:
Level 1: Piano Bar
Level 2: Engine Room
Level 3: Captain’s Deck
FAUXE + Mediocre Haircut Crew
Food & Beverages:
Come ready for dinner as Riverboat brings forth its culinary furore! Chefs from on-board
Tex-Mex diner Santa Fe and Wood & Steel Gastrobar, combine forces to put together a
menu that quenches the sailor’s appetite at an unusually savvy price point out at sea.
$5 Fries, mini-pizzas and assorted finger-food
$10 Fish & Chips
$10 Grilled Chicken
$15 Roast Beef Carving
The Captain’s deck will feature a live Barbecue for those who want some char-grilled
goodness while admiring the sunset. Limited seats, so do come early!
$25 for a set of 3 shots
Date: 22 January 2016, Friday
Time: 6pm - 3am
Venue: Stewords Riverboat
Address: 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1
Marina South Pier, Singapore 018988
Marina South Pier MRT (Exit B)
Entry: $32 standard / $45 at the door
Limited to the first 250 ticket holders
Food & Drinks sold separately
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1000109370011212/
Sunday, January 10, 2016
StageFright @ Artistry is a curated showcase for aspiring musicians to test out their original music before an audience. StageFright XXII is the latest edition of the showcase and will be held at Artistry Cafe on Wednesday, 20th January from 8pm.
Wan (from Oligarch)
Admission is free. Artistry Cafe is located at 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149. StageFright is a KAMCO Music production.
Monday, December 28, 2015
All-girl band No Pantz released their 3-song debut EP on Christmas Day. It's available as a free download from now till 1 January 2016. Guest vocalists on the EP includes X'Ho on "HDB Love Song" and Cherie Ko (Obedient Wives Club) on "No Pantz".