Artists / Bands

by / on April 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Chatting up with the top cats: MONSTER CAT

Things are happening for 4-piece alternative folk rock band MONSTER CAT (Singapore). To start their year, the band shared the stage with Bombay Bicycle Club and The Naked and The Famous at The People’s Party. They’ve released their five-piece track, Mannequins, last year and now teamed up with Director Kristen Ong for their first official music video for “Underwater.” We […]

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by / on April 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Koolastuffa presents L’Alphalpha merchandising

Fashion and music go together like cookies and milk, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs – one seems so much better with the other. So Koolastuffa, a young brand spearheaded by talented Indonesians Dedy and Widya Kurniawan,decided to team up with indie pop/rock band L’Alphalpha to create a magical bunch of pieces, inspired by the group’s songs. Clothes were […]

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by / on April 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Releases

POCKET MAGIK’s debut album – A breath of fresh air

The release of Singaporean electronic duo Pocket Magik’s debut album This Is The Place comes like a breath of fresh air to the Singaporean non-mainstream music scene, which has mostly been dominated by rock bands for years – be it indie rock, post rock, or any genre that falls under the umbrella. Pocket Magik is the brainchild of Kurt of […]

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by / on March 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Interviews, Releases

The Analog Girl Talks of Collaboration for T(h)ree Vol.2

Dubbed as one of the “5 Music Acts to Watch” in 2008 by TIME Magazine, The Analog Girl aka Mei Wong, an electronic-industrial musician from Singapore, is continually catching the ears and the eyes of people from all the over world. Tying one more achievement under her belt, Mei is now collaborating with artists from Portugal for the T(h)ree music […]

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by / on March 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Interviews, Releases

Universal Music Singapore releases ‘Zouk Presents Tease’

Regulars of Zouk and Phuture in Singapore would be familiar with resident DJs Eclipse & Ghetto, the men behind the decks responsible for playing and mixing your favourite tunes at TEASE, Phuture’s weekly Saturday parties. This year, Phuture turns sweet 16 while TEASE celebrates its first year. Because of this very special occasion, Zouk and Universal Music Singapore have collaborated […]

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by / on March 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Future Music Festival: Zoom on They Will Kill Us All (MY)

What kept you busy these past months? I heard you’ve been recording an album, is it already finished? Well right now our working life is keeping us busy! We still jam from time to time, but what the band as a whole are trying to now is finishing the mixes for the 9 song album out soon. Its a slow […]

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by / on March 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative

Future Music Festival: Zoom on Kyoto Protocol (MY)

What’s the story of Kyoto Protocol? We’re just a bunch of guys who enjoy to play music, plain and simple. That I suppose is a complete contrast to the kind of music that we like to make. We’re big on the true meaning of punk, music without boundaries. You only get one shot at life; we’re trying to make the […]

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by / on February 22, 2012 at 9:57 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Videos

2102.2012: 1 single release + 2 new videoclips by L’Alphalpha

L’Alphalpha has just released their 2nd Single, “Comet’s Tail” and 2 video clips from their albums, “About a Friend” and “Fall Asleep”. The pop-post-rock Indonesian band features Music Services Asia’s SEA Absolute Indie Compilation with “About a Friend”.     Listen to “Comet’s Tail”: Watch “About a Friend”: About a Friend [Official Video Clip] from L’Alphalpha on Vimeo. Watch “Fall […]

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by / on February 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm / in Artists / Bands, Pop, Videos

‘Little Things’ video by Dr. EGGS

Dr. EGGS feature the Midem Sampler with 30 promising bands for Europe, available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/AnjKit.

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by / on November 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Videos

Interview: Noughts and Exes (HK)

 A video interview for SEA Absolute Indie compilation, released on worldwide digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Ganxy. Check out Noughts and Exes’ website and YouTube channel!        

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by / on October 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm / in Artists / Bands, Interviews, Releases, Rock

Interview: The Great Spy Experiment (SG)

In the greying margins of pop-based indie and new-age rock, many bands find it hard to remain afloat among the masses of like-minded, similar-sounding music-makers from across the globe. Luckily, post-pop aficionados Fandy Ruzak, Khairyl Hashim, Magdelene Han and Saiful Idris of The Great Spy Experiment do not fall into this category. Harnessing elements of pop sensibility and an integrated […]

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Releases, Videos

Interview: Deerhoof (US)

Deerhoof speaks about their projects and their upcoming tour in Singapore and South-East Asia. The band features SEA Absolute Indie compilation, available on almost all the digital platforms!  

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by / on October 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Releases

Interview: 橙草 Orange Grass (TW)

Famed writer Alice Walker once said; “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, but they are still beautiful.” And, who can argue with that? Nature is all encompassing, and does not adhere to the rules of colour, mood and structure – much like the raw sounds of Taipei three-piece Orange […]

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by / on October 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Releases, Videos

Interview: 9 Maps (HK)

A video interview for SEA Absolute Indie compilation (released!) by GRWIV.      

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by / on October 17, 2011 at 1:19 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Interview: B-Quartet (SG)

Family-bands that tour the countryside have always been associated with the worst kind of stereotype, conjuring painful images of cheesy lyrics about “sticking together,” a lot of frolicking, too many harmonies and the occasional concertina. This stereotype, while it accurately describes many musicians that shared DNA in the early 20th century, has gradually been replaced by a more “modern” approach […]

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by / on October 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Interviews, Releases

Interview: Choi Sai Ho (HK)

Most things fade in time, and musical instruments are certainly no exception. It is for this reason that Violinists are often reminded of their place in the music industry – either as assets to the preservation of classical symphonies, or as a knee-slapping addition to the average barnyard folk band. Generally speaking, solo Violinists are somewhat limited. It takes a […]

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by / on October 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Releases

Interview: Silverbus (TW)

Where much of the South-East Asian indie music scene is dominated by guitar-driven pop riffs, looping vocals and weird amalgamations of indefinable noises, it is refreshing to encounter a band whose sound relies on more than simply blasting listeners off the backs of their chairs. Silverbus, hailing from Taiwan and dabbling in every style from rock and acoustic, to moody, […]

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by / on October 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm / in Artists / Bands, Interviews, Releases, Rock

Interview: The White Eyes (TW)

Like fashion, musical trends also go in and out of popularity. In the 90’s, it was all about commercial pop, Nirvana and the occasional boy band. The 80’s gave us synthesizers and bad hair. The 70’s however, spawned the birth of punk and gritty, high-charged, low-fi rock – and this is where The White Eyes draw their limitless reams of […]

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by / on October 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Videos

Interview: SORE (ID)

A video interview for SEA Absolute Indie compilation (release date: October 18, 2011) by Dimas Wisnuwardono.  

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by / on October 11, 2011 at 3:09 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews

Interview: The Cambodian Space Project (KH)

If you happen to be in a state where you can picture yourself doing a psychedelic moonwalk through the fabric of time, clutching a bunch of 60’s rock records in one hand and a glitter bomb in the other, then you will likely have some idea of what it is to listen to the Cambodian Space Project. Hailing from various […]

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