Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Perfume Genius To Play Singapore In December

The second instalment of Other Sounds' brand new three-part series of shows titled 'Sleepwalker' is taking place on 11 October, 4 November, and 4 December.
Perfume Genius, aka Mike Hadreas, is a singer-songwriter of rare frankness, creating songs that, while achingly emotional, offered empathy and hope, rather than any judgment or handwringing. Sparse, gorgeous and with Hadreas’ quavering vocals often only accompanied by piano, they were uncommonly beautiful tales of a life lived on the dark side – scarred, brutalised, yet ultimately, slowly but surely reclaimed.

His latest release, "Too Bright",  is something else altogether. Less self-conscious, and less concerned with storytelling and easily-digested melodies, it is a brave, bold, unpredictably quixotic exploration of what Hadreas calls “an underlying rage that has slowly been growing since ten and has just begun to bubble up”

Sleepwalker: PERFUME GENIUS (USA) live in Singapore
Date: Friday, 4 December 2015
Time: 7pm (doors open)
Venue: TAB (442 Orchard Road)
Tickets: $55 pre-sale / $65 door / $100 series bundle available at http://perfumegenius.peatix.com/ 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Little Giant Launching New EP

Regarded as the Peter Dinklage of the Singapore music scene, The Little Giant (Hilary Yeo) brings a refreshing new sound to the table of local folk-pop music. Infamously known for her ability to seamlessly blend light-hearted, happy tunes with head-turning, macabre lyrics, her newly compiled four track EP “Let’s just be Honest” will leave you singing along and later questioning your own sense of moral priority for doing so in the first place. 

Performing  under  the  moniker  The  Little  Giant,  Hilary  first  began  dipping her toes in the wonders of music when she picked up the  ukulele at the age of 18, she has since gone on to write a trove of  original  songs  on  both  the  ukulele  as  well  as  the  guitar.

The EP launch will be held at BluJaz Cafe with special guests opening acts by The Madhatter Project and Anise as support acts.

Date: Friday, 4 September 2015
Time: 7pm

Venue: BluJaz Cafe (3rd Floor), 11 Bali Lane
Tickets: $15 advanced tickets available at : thelittlegiantEP.peatix.com
$20 tickets at the door (subject to availability)
$30 ticket + EP at the door (subject to availability)
Physical EP: $14 

The Little Giant - "You Got Some" (Official Lyric Video)

Friday, August 14, 2015

ShiGGa Shay Drops Album

Singapore rapper ShiGGa Shay dropped his self-titled full-legnth album on 9 August 2015.

Mastered by long-time collaborator and veteran producer Don Richmond, the music is mostly produced by Don, upcoming music producer Shorya Tha Reign and ShiGGa's fellow Grizzle Grind Crew member, Lineath.

Besides the two singles, "Lion City Kia" (Kid in Hokkien dialect) and "Wussapa", the album features collaborations with indie folk singer Gentle Bones, pop group The Sam Willows' Benjamin Kheng and fellow Grizzle Grind Crew members Tosh Rock and Wang Weiliang.

The physical album will be released later in August 2015 via his website: shiggashay.com and selected retail outlets. The CD will contain bonus tracks and a lyric booklet.

ShiGGa Shay - "Wussapa"

ShiGGa Shay - "Lion City Kia" (Ft. LINEATH, Akeem)

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 PowerofPop.com, MTVAsia.com & PopMatters.com.

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 kamcomusic@gmail.com

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 lostweekendsg.peatix.com

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/449343495239758/