Indie / Alternative

by / on February 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm / in Album Reviews, Indie / Alternative, Pop

Review: Imagine Dragons – Night Visions

A review by Jarrod Macartney.

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by / on February 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Pop

Shedding Light on The Lumineers

The love for music of a more rustic, pastoral quality is being rekindled in recent days and one of its most buzz-worthy torchbearers is the Colorado-based trio that make up The Lumineers. Get to know them here.

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by / on February 4, 2013 at 2:35 pm / in Album Reviews, Culture, Indie / Alternative

Dear Devotional: Christopher Owens’ Lysandre

A review by Indran Paramasivam.

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by / on February 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm / in Crush of the Day, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: Gypsy & The Cat – ‘Bloom’

‘Bloom’ from Melbourne’s alternative pop duo Gypsy & The Cat is spinning in Dawn’s head today.

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by / on February 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm / in Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases

Release: Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams

“No time to rest. I’m gonna find me a life, baby, way out west.”

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by / on January 21, 2013 at 11:06 am / in Indie / Alternative

Alt-J’s Awesome Wave of Success

Alt-J’s awesome wave will hit the shores of Asia, Europe and the USA in 2013.

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by / on January 14, 2013 at 2:09 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative

“Rock ‘n’ Roll With A Whole Lotta Soul”

Relive the rollin’ good times with Cashew Chemists and their crackin’ new debut EP!

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by / on January 4, 2013 at 2:52 pm / in Crush of the Day, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: Hiatus Kaiyote – ‘Nakamarra’

Hiatus Kaiyote have been around since mid-2011 but I’ve only recently discovered them thanks to Gilles Peterson’s Brownwood Bubblers 9. Better late than never, right? Hailing from Melbourne, the band journeyed 5000 kilometres to Alice Springs to film their first music video for ‘Nakamarra’ below, off their debut album Tawk Tomahawk. Their smooth, free-spirited brand of self-described ‘future soul’, accentuated by […]

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by / on January 4, 2013 at 10:04 am / in Crush of the Day, Culture, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: Father John Misty – ‘Nancy From Now On’

In the midst of the holiday hoopla, we’ve chanced upon Father John Misty’s music.

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by / on November 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm / in Crush of the Day, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: Ben Howard – ‘Under the Same Sun’

I’ve forgotten how I chanced upon Ben Howard’s music – it could be through  Communion Music‘s recommendations or my random stalking of folk artists – nonetheless, I was more than happy to discover his music. With three releases under his belt: The Old Pine EP, my personal favourite Every Kingdom, and the recently released, The Burgh Island EP, Howard is proving to be […]

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by / on November 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm / in Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Rock

French Female Rockers Plastiscines Drops by Singapore

It’s been a while since we saw an all-girl band rocking it out on the stage, so here comes the Plastiscines: the all-female rock band hailing from France. Read their interview and catch them live in Zouk Singapore on Nov. 24!

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 11:24 am / in Crush of the Day, Culture, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: Milo Greene – ‘Cutty Love’

I know the post says Crush of the Day, but Milo Greene has been my crush for weeks – months even. I’ve basically babbled about the indie folk quintet to my friends and acquaintances (strangers, even) so I see no point why you guys shouldn’t hear about them too.  Composed of four members beautifully harmonizing on vocals: Robbie Arnett, Graham […]

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Travel to the Moon with Stars and Rabbit

Read Music Weekly’s post-performance interview with Jogjakarta’s charming indie-folk duo Stars and Rabbit after their set at Rip Curl Surf and Music Festival in Kuta, Bali.

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 11:33 am / in Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

What to Love: Love Indie Rock

LOVE DA RECORDS is proud to announce the release of their first indie music compilation, LOVE Indie Rock, an epic 51 track, 3-disc compilation box set. Read our exclusive interview with CEO Tommy Chan.

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by / on October 22, 2012 at 11:12 am / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Events, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Chicosci’s Latest Release: ‘This Is Not A Chicosci Record’

Three years since the release of their last studio album, Fly Black Hearts, and after endless gigs and tours, Chicosci is finally releasing their much-anticipated sixth album, This Is Not A Chicosci Record. The ever-so-dynamic rock group has been in the lab the past year, writing and recording new material with producer Eric Perlas of Tower of Doom Studios, set to […]

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: 9 Maps

  Hello! How would you describe 9 Maps’ sound?  Sherin: Hello, Music Services Asia. 🙂 Among the many things it could be, on any given day it’s certainly indie-folk; oneiric; existential ramblings and visions delivered in harmonic ebbs and flows. Others have described it as a slow-burning candle, or a great partner in a traffic jam. We seem to be slowly transitioning to […]

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: OJ Law

Hello! How would you describe OJ Law’s sound? An appetising mélange of rock, soul with a sprinkling of electronica and dark chocolate.  What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? Urbanscapes was actually my first show back in 2009. I played to about 15 people at 1pm! So it’s nice to […]

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 4:49 pm / in Crush of the Day, Culture, Dance / Electro, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: Techy Romantics – ‘Escape’

Bagging the pleasure of opening for Foster the People on their first concert in Manila was chillelectro band, Techy Romantics.  Composed of Camille Besinga (vocals), Ryan Villena (guitar), and Dondi Virrey (rhythm and beats), the Pinoy Indie band definitely started the night right: getting everyone up on their feet, dancing and bopping their heads along to their infectious beats. With their impressive live […]

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by / on October 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Narmi

How would you describe Narmi’s sound? Hello! I would say that if my sound was a person, it’d be named Jason Mayer, haha! I guess you could say that my sound is slightly dream-like, somewhat comforting with just the right amount of storytelling. What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? I […]

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by / on October 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm / in Crush of the Day, Culture, Indie / Alternative

Crush of the Day: PINS – ‘Say to Me’

Today I opened video streaming service Cull.tv, and the first random video displayed was kind of hypnotizing. Impossible to find the band on Facebook, PINS might be too close to Pinterest. These 4 girls are from Manchester, UK and interesting enough, The Guardian says that “they’re the most Brooklyn band ever to come from Manchester.” ‘Say to Me’ – 2 blondes […]

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