Indie / Alternative

by / on January 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Releases

Nowhere Land from Chris Rose takes us seaside

Does your heart yearn for the surf? Chris Rose’s mix of upbeat, party country-tinged tunes and nostalgic ballads will take you to the beach this Summer. Chris says “[Nowhere Land is] one of the first songs I ever wrote at my local Lighthouse Beach, it’s really honest to who I am and my dream that I keep chasing” It is […]

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by / on September 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm / in Dance / Electro, Hip Hop, Indie / Alternative, Lists, Metal / Hard Rock, Rock

10 amazing music documentaries you can watch for free right now

We’re living in a golden age of music, with an unprecedented level of entertainment at our fingertips. Amidst the unfathomable heap of music videos currently available across YouTube, there’s also some amazing cinematic gems which you can watch in full, for free. We cout down 10 of the best free music films you can check out right now.   American […]

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by / on May 25, 2016 at 10:24 pm / in Festivals, Indie / Alternative, Pop

Could Good Vibes Festival bring Malaysia’s festival scene back from the dead?

It’s getting tough to keep up with all the amazing festivals occurring across Asia. From large scale EDM festivals like Singapore’s Zouk Out, to major international music festivals like Hong Kong’s Clockenflap (have you seen this year’s lineup?!), Singapore’s Neon Lights and Thailand’s Wonderfruit, it’s a glorious time to be alive for music fans in the region. Unless, of course, you’re from […]

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by / on November 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm / in Dance / Electro, Festivals, Hip Hop, Indie / Alternative, Pop, Rock

Clockenflap announces digital guide to the festival with launch of official app

With 10 stages, more than 130 acts and 60,000 people attending across three days, there’s nothing that comes even close to Clockenflap in Hong Kong’s cultural calendar. But if you’re planning on experiencing Clockenflap to its fullest  you’re going to need some help and the Clockenflap app is here to help.  

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by / on September 17, 2015 at 6:23 pm / in Festivals, Indie / Alternative

Death Cab For Cutie Return To Manila for Wonderland

It seems like every second day there’s a new festival announcement in the already jam packed Southeast Asian festival circuit and today is no exception.

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by / on September 8, 2015 at 7:07 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Live Music, Pop

Two of Singapore’s favorites to play a FREE outdoor concert this Sunday!

What’s better than seeing two of Singapore’s most talented acts playing in a beautiful locale like the Singapore Botanical Gardens? Well, catching them both for free of course – and you won’t even have to avoid security guards and scale any fences!

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by / on September 4, 2015 at 3:47 pm / in Festivals, Indie / Alternative

Singapore has a brand new indie music and arts festival and it looks amazing

  Singaporean indie music lovers are in for a treat this November with the announcement of Neon Lights, a brand new music & art destination festival headlined by some of the brightest stars in music.     The first of its kind in Singapore, Neon Lights takes cues from craft festivals like Camp Symmetry, Manila’s Wanderland Festival, and Malaysia’s Urbanscapes. The […]

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by / on July 24, 2015 at 2:29 pm / in Festivals, Indie / Alternative

Zandari Festa returns for 4th annual musical celebration in Seoul

Korea’s premier music showcase festival, Zandari Festa is set to return to the musical mecca of Hondae, featuring over 200 artists across 21 venues.

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by / on July 21, 2015 at 11:44 am / in Indie / Alternative, Live Reviews

Review: BRAIDS @ Moose, Bangkok (17/7/2015)

It’s a peculiar thing, how one’s fate often finds itself intertwined in the most unexpected of ways with individuals that seemingly have no connection to one’s personal narrative. In one brief, humbling instance the universe reveals to us a cosm of possibilities that we, in our struggles to assign meaning to the mundane, could never have anticipated for ourselves. It was in one such […]

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by / on March 16, 2015 at 1:50 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Rock

Interview: The big questions with Kyoto Protocol

    There are few consistencies in the music world, but Kyoto Protocol have proven to be one of the unchanging staples of Kuala Lumpur’s local indie rock scene, at the coalface for the past seven years.

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by / on November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Metal / Hard Rock, News

Saigon International Music Week Set To Light Up The City

Saigon Sound System and Loud Minority are pleased to present the first ever Saigon International Music Week, starting on 26th of November. Dedicated music and arts space Cargo Bar will play host to a number of international acts, playing across four dates between November and early December.   To kick the event off , platinum selling English indie rock band The […]

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by / on October 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm / in Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Mac DeMarco: Cigarettes, Music and a Dank Closet

Before setting foot in Asia for the first time, Canadian Mac DeMarco talks to us about Viceroy cigarettes, Singapore weather and his life in 3 songs.

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by / on September 26, 2013 at 2:50 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Interviews

The People She Has Known – An Interview with Bevlyn Khoo

Singaporean indie musician Bevlyn Khoo released her latest album earlier this year and told us more about her storytelling, her campaign on PledgeMusic and her foreign language skills.

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by / on September 18, 2013 at 11:54 am / in Album Reviews, Indie / Alternative

REVIEW: Stars and Rabbit – Live at Deus

Stars and Rabbit’s EP ‘Live at Deus’ EP immortalizes the band’s memorable performance during their last night at the Suara Tujuh Nada tour. Read the review.

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by / on September 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Interviews

A Chat With Noughts and Exes

They’ve been called “indie-folk” and one of Hong Kong’s best bands, but the truth is that Noughts and Exes are really forging their own unique path. Interview.

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by / on August 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Music Will Never Be My Priority – Interview with Xiao Pi 小皮

Xiao Pi is a Chinese urban folk singer-songwriter from Shanghai. Music will never be his priority, but is still his life adventure. Read the exclusive interview.

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by / on August 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm / in Album Reviews, Indie / Alternative

REVIEW: White Lies – BIG TV

White Lies step up their 80s synth rock sound with BIG TV. So how BIG is this release anyway? Read the review.

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by / on August 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Indie / Alternative

REVIEW: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

“A good musical journey back into the era of flower power.” Read our review for Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ self-titled album.

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by / on August 7, 2013 at 11:56 am / in Culture, Indie / Alternative, Live Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: The xx Live in Singapore 2013

A review of the second show of The xx in Singapore, last Friday night.

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by / on August 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm / in Culture, Indie / Alternative, Live Reviews

LIVE REVIEW: The xx in Hong Kong

The xx played on Wednesday night in Hong Kong. Scott Murphy was there and tells us how was this live experience.

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