Saturday, August 1, 2015

Writing About Rock Music

Learn to recreate history and experience the soul of Rock Music and how to write about the
magic through FOUR 2-hour sessions with our ‘Rock Professor’. Total fee: - S$300 to be paid in advance. ($280 for early birds - if you confirm participation and make payment within five (5) days of this announcement!)

Even more than ever before, the role of music writers/bloggers to study, discuss, evaluate and interpret new music releases becomes crucial, to make sense of the sheer amount of music available out there.

Veteran rock journalist Kevin Mathews - our ‘Professor of Rock’, will fill you in on all you need to know concerning writing about rock music.

Mathews is a well-respected rock journalist and has been writing about rock music for over twenty years. He is also a noted singer-songwriter with eight releases under his belt. Mathews has written for Singapore newspapers like the New Paper & TODAY, print magazines like BigO (Singapore), Amplifier, Pop Culture Press (both USA) & Bucketfull of Brains (UK) as well as online zines like his own, &

Starting: 5th September, 5pm to 7pm, for four Saturdays, till the 26th September, 2015.

A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants upon completion of the course.
Please send enquiries to

Classes are held at:
Impart Consultancy; 47 Hill Street, #07-08A
Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building
S(179365); Tel: 6338 5756

Week One: Introduction to Rock Writing and Rock History Part I
Week Two: Rock History Part II (+ History of Singapore Rock)
Week Three: Fundamentals of Rock Writing (+ Writing Assignment)
Week Four: Interviews

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lost Weekend Releases First Music Video

Lost Weekend releases the music video for the first single, "Mornings", off their upcoming album today.

Their debut album will be launched on 2nd August at SingJazz with support act Obedient Wives Club.

Lost Weekend - "Mornings"

Date: Sunday 2 August 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: SingJazz (101 Jalan Sultan, #02-00)
Tickets: Pre-sale tickets ($15) now available at

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jonathan Meur Releases "Toy Hearts" Music Video

Singapore-based singer-songwriter Jonathan Meur releases the music video for "Toy Hearts" today. The song is the first single off his debut full-length album, "How To Build A Kite".

Jonathan will be heading to Melbourne to play some shows from 7 to 20 August, and then back to Singapore for more gigs. Watch this space for the tour dates.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Getai Underground's Second Weekend Begins Tonight

The people from Good Times, Darker Than Wax and more are taking over Lepark for this whole month.

Good Times curated DJs (a plethora of talent) are making Lepark their home throughout the month of July. Darker Than Wax will take over from the 16-19 of July. So make sure you come and bring your friends to soak in the atmosphere of the undergroud... on a rooftop.

This weekend's line-up starts tonight:

9th July - Anomy
10th July - Harv
11th July - Finding Niko
(Thurs - Saturday from 8-11pm)

12th July - Fzpz (1-4pm)

Admission is free!

Check out the Getai Underground facebook page at:

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thoedora Release "Lines" Music Video

Photo by Leonard Soosay

Singer-songwriter Theodora releases the music video for her first single, "Lines", today. Directed by Leonard Soosay, the music video was shot at Noah's Ark. The song is available on iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Deezer and KKBox.

Theodora - "Lines"

ShiGGa Shay Releases New Music Video

Singapore rap wunderkind ShiGGa Shay releases his new single "Wussapa" with his trademark sound which combines Mandarin, English and local dialect Hokkien on 1 July 2015.

You might find the chorus extremely familiar: “Alamak Wussapa Pili Pala Ai Bu Pa”. ShiGGa Shay interpolates legendary Hong Kong boyband 草蜢 Grasshopper’s evergreen hit "爱不怕 Ai Bu Pa" in his latest song.

Written by ShiGGa Shay and Malaysian music producer/ rapper Tactmatic (aka Kuhan Kunasegaran), along with Calvin Choy and Chen Zi Hong, the track is mixed by Singapore upcoming music producer Shorya Sharma.

The song is paired with a wacky video which recalls Singapore during the 80’s. Shot against a green screen (a first for the Singapore rapper), the video is constructed with a 4:3 ratio as a throwback to the days of having CRT TV sets.

The single also launches ShiGGa Shay’s year-long ambassadorship with iconic chocolate bar, Delfi’s Top XL. A month-long contest will see viewers participating for a chance to win an iPad Mini 3 every week, as well as the latest Gold MacBook Pro in a grand draw. Contestants simply have to spot the number of times the Top XL chocolate bar appears in the ‘Wussapa’ video.

Catch ShiGGa Shay on all Top XL standees in participating retailers island-wide. For more info on the Top XL contest, log onto:

ShiGGa Shay - Wussapa (Official Music Video)

Deon Lauching Second Album At The Substation

Deon will launch his second album, "Oceans", on 10 July 2015 at The Substation. The event begins at 7:30pm, with local songbird Theodora opening the night. This is a free-standing event, and free alcohol will be available to audiences (limited quantity, first-come-first-served basis). This event is supported by Klipsch.

The "Oceans" physical CD is printed in a special CD Book format. All pre-ordered items can be picked up at the venue on the event day.

Date: 10th July 2015, Friday
Time: 1930 - 2130
Venue: The Substation
Tickets: $25 for entry/ $45 for Physical CD Book & entry (Original Value $50)/ $60 for Physical CD Book, Lionheart T-Shirt & entry (Original Value $70)
Deon - "Summer" music video

Thursday, June 25, 2015

TypeWriter Releases New Music Video

Photo by Little Ong

TypeWriter has released a music video for their song "Everything Is Classified", which is featured in the double-CD compilation, "State Of Rock", recently released by the S2S label.

The band is performing a 45-minute set at Baybeats Festival tomorrow night at the intimate Mixtape stage at 11pm. The quintet will be collaborating with Esther Lowless for most of the set and are playing three songs 'live' for the first time, including "Everything Is Classified".

Click here for the full Baybeats Festival schedule.

TypeWriter - "Everything Is Classified"

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Baybeats 2015 Exclusive Videos

Anna Judge April - "Crimson High"

Baybeats Festival is happening this weekend, starting on Friday 26 June. Check out the line-up and schedule @

There are also exclusive Baybeats videos of four bands that are performing at this year's Festival.

Final-year LASALLE Diploma in Broadcast Media students roll up their sleeves to take on roles as music video producers and directors. Under the mentorship of creative director Josiah Ng, these students work with four Singapore bands in a full-on all-hands-on-deck project, directly dealing with behind-the-scenes and front-of-camera work to create music videos for each of the bands.

Cesspit - "Punkrock Gangster"

Take Two - "Addiction Affliction"

Radiant Archery - "Peregrination"