Indie / Alternative

by / on October 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Defrosted & Alive: TTATW and Tenderfist are back

The Trees & The Wild and Tenderfist recently toured in Germany, Finland and Estonia. We caught frontmen Remedy from The Trees & The Wild and Edzwan from Tenderfist, to get their fresh feedback from this European experience.

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 3:55 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Interviews

MONSTER CAT’s seven-league boots

MONSTER CAT is making Singapore proud! After touring in Germany and the Netherlands, the guys are now rocking the US. Read frontman Hentai Cat’s interview.

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by / on October 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Love/Comes

  Describe Love/Comes’ sound: Indie-rock with other elements such as shoegaze, dream pop and tinged of post-punk. We don’t wanna get tied with just one dimensional of sound, we love all kind of good music. What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? We’re kinda nervous but excited as well, it […]

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by / on October 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: The Impatient Sisters

Describe The Impatient Sisters’ sound: We’re hopeless romantics singing about love lost, love found, wanting to be in love and being hopeful. Our sound is like biting into a marshmallow and finding peanuts inside, with a spicy aftertaste. What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? This year has been quite amazing and […]

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by / on October 5, 2012 at 9:58 am / in Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Hiatus Done: The Killers Return with ‘Battle Born’

After a year long hiatus that saw three of the four members launch solo careers, The Killers are back with their latest effort, Battle Born. After lead singer Brandon Flowers, guitarist Mark Stoermer and drummer Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. dabbled successfully in solo waters, it was the band’s rapturous live return headlining last April’s inaugural Lollapalooza festival in Chile that convinced them […]

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by / on September 28, 2012 at 9:38 am / in Album Reviews, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases

Grizzly Bear – Shields

Artist Name: Grizzly BearTitle Name: ShieldsLabel: Warp Reviewed by: Nick Killalea A fluid evolution in sound: the latest offering from Grizzly Bear, Shields, is the band’s most refined effort to date — and following true Grizzly Bear form, it spent a suitable length of time between albums, leaving their fans desperate for more. Time spent writing Shields was a different experience for band members Ed […]

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by / on September 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm / in Album Reviews, Indie / Alternative

Lazy Room – Native Narrative: Painters of Dreams

Total absorption. That is the effect the latest L/P, Native Narrative from the Jogjakarta shoegaze foursome Lazy Room, has on Indran Paramasivam – find out why here.

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by / on September 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Mumford & Sons Poised to Tower On with ‘Babel’

Grammy Awards nominee Mumford and Sons releases their 2nd studio album, Babel – a much-awaited follow up to their debut Sigh No More which was released in 2009. Click to find out more about this sophomore release!

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by / on August 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm / in Indie / Alternative, Releases

RELEASE: Beacon – Two Door Cinema Club

Brilliant Two Door Cinema Club’s new album will be out on September 3 via Kitsuné/Love Da Records. The band offers a sneak peek in their joyous electro-pop produced by Jacknife Lee (R.E.M, Blur, Bloc Party, Weezer): Beacon can be streamed in its entirety!

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by / on August 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm / in Artists / Bands, Events, Indie / Alternative

Call of the Tiger: A South-East Asian Indie Showcase at Reeperbahn Festival!

Music Services Asia is thrilled to present Call of the Tiger: A South-East Asian Indie Showcase at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.

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by / on August 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Hedgehog: Perfectly Prickly

Like their namesake, Hedgehog are simultaneously prickly yet adorable, overwhelmingly cute yet with a wild streak. Sticking to this philosophy, the Beijing-based trio have recently released an album entitled “Sun, Fun, Gun”, combining the sounds of punk, psychedelic rock and noise.

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by / on August 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Cashew Chemists: Set to Charm

An interview with Cashew Chemists on their crowdfunding campaign to fund their upcoming debut EP.

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by / on August 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative

Crowdfunding: a new community formula

In reaction to our capitalist and money-driven world, more and more local initiatives aiming at gathering communities to work towards the same goal, see the light.

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by / on July 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Revisiting The Trees & The Wild

The Trees & The Wild are renowned throughout South-East Asia for their innovative musical blend of post-rock, experimental and folk stylings, underpinned with a distinctly Indonesian identity. To the delight of their fans, the band will be bringing their intense, trance-inducing live performances across oceans to the international stage in September.

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by / on July 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Events, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, News

Music Services Asia’s South-East Asian Showcase at Reeperbahn

Music Services Asia is excited to announce the line-up for the specially-curated South-East Asian showcase at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany, featuring 3 of the region’s most exciting bands: The Trees & The Wild from Indonesia, Tenderfist from Malaysia and MONSTER CAT from Singapore. The final act, MONSTER CAT, was simultaneously revealed as the winner of Music Services Asia’s much-talked […]

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by / on July 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases

A Folkish Family Air from Australia

An acoustic-folk quartet from Australia with lumberjack shirts – drop the surfer style for a while and read Husky’s history! Melbourne, Australia band Husky has released their fantastic debut album, Forever So via Sub Pop and Love Da Records (for distribution in South-East Asia) on July 10th via CD, LP and digitally. The album features 13 tracks and includes the […]

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by / on July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Cheeky Music Lads

Scottish (and accent-ed) The View release their 4th album: Cheeky For A Reason (Cooking Vinyl / distributed by Love Da Records). Described by singer Kyle Falconer as “Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours done by the Clash”, this catchy indie-rock-pop-punk record won’t change the world, but will definitively rock you…for a while at least! Cheeky For A Reason is the band’s fourth album […]

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by / on June 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases

METRIC – Synthetica

Synthetica, the new album of Canadian explosive rock-disco outfit METRIC, is in the same punchy and weird mood vibe as their previous ones. Said to be “the culmination of everything we’ve done” by the band, Synthetica is a Live It Out! basis with grown-up elements, and is as exciting as ever! For this highly anticipated release, Love Da Records and Music […]

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by / on June 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Interview with The Jezabels

Music Services Asia was thrilled to chat with The Jezabels ahead of their full-house gig in Singapore, which kickstarted their whirlwind Asian tour. Read our interview with Hayley Mary (vocalist), Heather Shannon (keyboards), Sam Lockwood (guitars) and Nik Kaloper (drums) to find out more about The Jezabels’ dynamic song-writing process, dream collaborations and their aim to be the “forefathers of […]

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by / on June 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases

@Reverend_Makers

Electronica + Britpop + indie rock = Reverend and the Makers. Their latest offering entitled @Reverend_Makers (Cooking Vinyl/distribution Love Da Records) is a soundtrack to Sheffield; a city of steel and post-industrialization, a city in the über-connected 21st century. This album comes after a 3-year break and tells us of everyday stories such as Facebook, love and work. @Reverend_Makers is […]

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