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"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

So Happy: 50 Years Of Singapore Rock Exhibition Launching On 8 April

"So Happy: 50 Years of Singapore Rock" is a collection of photographs, music artefacts, and writings that showcase our local rock music community's best moments across six decades, from the 60s to the present day. The title was inspired by the 1991 radio hit, "So Happy," recorded by Singapore indie band The Oddfellows, and the exhibition will be held from 8-17 April 2015 at The Substation.

Members of the public can join its Facebook page at: and contribute the memory of the local rock scene by sharing experiences, photos and stories about their favourite bands and concerts.

This project by fFurious is supported by the Singapore Memory Project's irememberSG Fund and The Substation, as part of the Singapore50 (SG50) Celebrations.

On opening night, starting from 8pm, there will be free live performances by The Oddfellows, Riot !n Magenta and The Pinholes. On 9 April, the 2nd night of the exhibition, Plainsunset, Rudra and LC93 will take the stage at the Substation Theatre.

The exhibition is free and open to the public daily from 12 noon to 8pm.

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


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