by / on August 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm / in News, Pop

Confessions of a failed 90’s boyband

Kevin Yee, one sixth of now defunct boyband Youth Asylum has opened up on a Reddit AMA, dishing the dirt on exploitative record label practices and giving unique insight into the harsh realities of being part of a boyband that never quite made it.

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by / on June 9, 2016 at 10:56 am / in Live Music, Pop

Against The Current return to Asia, announce Singapore and Philippines tour dates this September

YouTube sensations Against The Current have announced a Southeast Asian tour in support of their debut studio album, “In Our Bones”.

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by / on June 3, 2016 at 4:56 pm / in Music Charts, Pop

Gentle Bones’ new EP “Geniuses and Thieves” shoots to top of iTues charts with one hour of release

Singaporean singer-songwriter Joel Tan, better known to fans as Gentle Bones, released his new EP ‘Geniuses & Thieves’ today and within one hour it has already charted at #1 on the Singapore iTunes.

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by / on May 26, 2016 at 5:10 pm / in Live Music, News, Pop

Korean wave approaching Asia as iKON prepares for iKONCERT Showtime Tour

Prepare yourself, South Korea’s fastest rising K-pop act, iKON is set to make their debut across Asia.

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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 May 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm / in Live Music, Pop

Charlie Puth returns to Asia to give Bangkok fans a one night only performance

Charlie Puth fans rejoice! The “See You Again” and “One Call Away” singer is officially coming to Bangkok!   After the artist laid out some pretty juicy hints about an imminent tour on his YouTube channel, SoundBox have confirmed that Charlie Puth will be touching down in Bangkok on August 12.   The crooner has added the performance to previously announced concerts in […]

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by / on May 16, 2016 at 3:11 pm / in Music Charts, Pop

Carly Rae Jepsen to release disco themed album

Carly Rae Jepsen stunned the world 2015’s E-MO-TION, a surprisingly mature and nuanced follow-up to her breakthrough album Kiss. She’s now revealed she wants to take her next album in a completely different direction – a disco direction.

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by / on April 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm / in Pop

Hyunseung officially leaves BEAST, will continue continue solo career

Rumors that began in February appear about Hyunseung’s imminent departure from BEAST appear to have been validated with the news coming out today that the six piece will be continuing as a five piece.

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by / on April 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm / in Pop

MTV Music Evolution Manila returns to the Philippines this June, announces OneRepublic as first act

The Philippines Tourism Promotions Board has renewed its collaboration with MTV to bring MTV Music Evolution back to Manila on Friday 24 June 2016 and they’re bringing pop superstars OneRepublic with them.

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by / on April 16, 2016 at 6:08 pm / in News, Pop

Ariana Grande brilliantly shuts down troll’s misogynistic comments

She may be tiny but Ariana Grande is no pushover. The singer has fired back at a troll’s misogynistic comments towards her “Dangerous Woman” music video, calling out the double standards of the music industry and society in general.

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by / on April 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm / in Live Music, Pop

Selena Gomez announces Asian Revival tour this July

Selena Gomez fans are rejoicing with the news that she is finally coming to Asia!   After cancelling her “Stars Dance Tour” due to personal reasons a few years ago, Selena promised to return as soon as possible. Well that time has come and the talented songstress has finally rescheduled and will be performing for the first time in Southeast […]

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by / on March 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm / in News, Pop

What’s in a name? Kylie Minogue responds to Kylie Jenner’s attempt to trademark her name

For decades, Australian performer Kylie Minogue has enjoyed the priviledged status of being the first to mind when anyone mentioned her name but Kylie Jenner is looking to change that with her recent move to trademark the name ‘Kylie.’

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by / on February 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm / in News, Pop

Dr Luke speaks out publicly against Kesha rape allegations

Kesha’s producer Dr. Luke has taken to social media to publicly deny allegations of rape that have been levelled at him, which have been at the centre of the ongoing court battle between herself, the producer and her record label, Sony.

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by / on January 19, 2016 at 6:03 pm / in Pop

Grammy winners Pentatonix release ‘On My Way Home’ documentary

Fresh from their recent tour through Asia, Grammy winners and platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix have released their new documentary, exclusively via Vimeo On Demand today.

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by / on January 12, 2016 at 10:11 am / in Live Music, Pop

The Sam WIllows return to Malaysia for exclusive performance

The darlings of the Singapore indie circuit, The Sam Willows, are headed to Kuala Lumpur later this March.

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by / on January 11, 2016 at 8:16 am / in News, Pop

Justin Bieber kicked out of Mayan ruins site for pulling down pants

A Mexican official has confirmed that Justin Bieber and his entourage were asked to leave the ancient Mayan archaeological site of Tulum after he reportedly tried to climb onto or around the ruins and pulled his pants down.   Woke up outside to the sound of the ocean. This has to be one of my top memories A photo posted […]

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by / on December 2, 2015 at 8:40 am / in Pop, Videos

Psy’s new video for ‘Daddy’ is just as crazy as ‘Gangnam Style’

37-year-old Korean pop sensation Psy is hoping to recreate the worldwide success of Gangnam Style with his new single Daddy, and he’s brought in some heavyweight support to help.

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by / on December 1, 2015 at 8:23 am / in News, Pop

Adam Lambert sparks controversy, divides Singapore over NYE concert performance

Openly gay performer Adam Lambert has drawn the ire of anti-LGBT groups seeking to have him removed from the New Years’ Eve at Singapore’s Countdown 2016. A petition has been launched seeking to bar Lambert from performing over ‘lewd acts’ at the city state’s largest new years eve concert.

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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 November 12, 2015 at 5:42 pm / in International Chart, Music Charts, Pop, Southeast Asian Chart

Singles Minded: Australian YouTube sensation Brittney Lee Saunders channels internet fame into chart success

Brittney Lee Saunders has transitioned YouTube fame into a promising career as a singer with the release of her first single “Set Fire To Me’.

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