SEA Absolute Indie is a new compilation featuring some class acts from South-east Asia, including MUON (SG), B-Quartet (SG), The Great Spy Experiment (SG), The Trees and The Wild (ID), L’Alphalpha (ID), They Will Kill Us All (MY), Tenderfist (MY), Noughts & Exes (HK) and many more. It’ll be available on iTunes (and stores TBA) from October 18th.
I believe in letting go. The things in life that you may hold dear to your heart can never truly belong to you alone. The journey of living is but an essential wanderlust towards discovery and fulfilment — of dreams.
Hence, I am letting go and sharing my dreams with you. I would like to invite you into my world — and maybe myself into yours.
The compilation of songs from my debut EP are available free for you here. I hope you will take them with you on your journey. Thank you for your support.
Seyra’s excellent self-titled EP is now free to download. If you can spare the SGD$8 I highly suggest grabbing a physical copy though!
Fantastic new band from a fantastic new series entitled Snakeweed Sessions, which is — you guessed it — live sessions from Leonard Soosay’s Snakeweed Studios. If there’s ever been a legendary studio in modern music in Singapore, it’s Snakeweed.
For the pilot episode of Snakeweed Sessions, we have chosen up-and-coming Singapore band Monster Cat, who have a debut EP titled Mannequins due for release later this spring. In this clip, the band gives us a sneak preview to that upcoming release with “Underwater”, a breathtaking piece that builds the tension beneath its dreamfolk veneer, restlessly surfacing later with quiet intensity. Watch out for this promising new band, and stay tuned for more Snakeweed Sessions coming your way. - Dan.
Here’s a song that Oldfish played last night at the Fringe Festival. They’re a really cute Korean band with some kinda chillwave folktronica* vibe, a thumping live percussion setup and trippy 8-bit videogame visuals containing existentialist questions about time and reality. I don’t think we’ll ever see them again around these parts :(
In case the track title doesn’t show up, it’s 좋은 생각이 날 것 같아, which translates roughly to “Seems like a good idea to me”, and it’s off their third LP 3 Years And Third.
Universal releases +65 Indie Underground — 3 whole CDs featuring top local independent acts from the 80’s up to now, including Amateur Takes Control, A Vacant Affair, MUON, B-Quartet, I Am David Sparkle, Astreal, The Observatory, aspidistrafly, Plainsunset, Stoned Revivals, Etc, Concave Scream, Humpback Oak, The Padres, The Oddfellows, Zircon Lounge, and if I don’t stop here I might as well post the entire track listing. I’d much rather you bought each of the great albums featured here, but it looks like a fantastic compilation if you’re starting out.
A delightfully whimsical page from, believe it or not, the Indie Rock Colouring Book. Kids can choose from colouring MGMT’s impossible tangled-up playground or hunt for birds hidden in Devendra Banhart’s beard.
“The Indie Rock Coloring Book is an offering from the Yellow Bird Project, a Canadian nonprofit that sells musician-designed t-shirts, with proceeds going to the artists’ favorite charities. The book features work by illustrator Andy J. Miller, inspired by bands supporting the project. It even includes other activity-book staples, such as a maze and connect-the-dots.”
Other supporting artists include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Stars.