by / on February 18, 2013 at 10:25 am / in Artists / Bands, Interviews, Rock

A festive trip to China: Les Mauvaises Langues band

Festive French band Les Mauvaises Langues will take China by storm in March. We’ve chatted with Hervé Poinas, bass player, before they boarded the plane.

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by / on February 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm / in Album Reviews, Rock

Review: Biffy Clyro – Opposites

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro are back with a bigger and longer release. Jarrod Macartney reviews their latest record.

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by / on February 11, 2013 at 9:37 am / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock, Rock

Review: ZZ Top – La Futura

Throughout the history of rock, some bands came to be almost sub-genres of their own. These bands are institutions and not just bands – and yes, ZZ Top is one of those bands. Here is a review by Fabio Marraccini.

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by / on November 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm / in Album Reviews, Artists / Bands, Releases, Rock

Review: Mogwai – A Wrenched Virile Lore

A review by Indran Paramasivam.

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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 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 8, 2012 at 1:45 pm / in Artists / Bands, Rock

Spotlight on Urbanscapes: Free Deserters

Describe Free Deserters’ sound: Zack Yusof: The tipping point where sweet melody meets loud distortion – with added reverb. Brendan Teh: Like everything and nothing you’ve ever heard before. What are your thoughts on playing at Urbanscapes Festival and what are you most looking forward to? Zack: We are definitely excited about making our Urbanscapes return (We last played the festival […]

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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 27, 2012 at 10:05 am / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Pop, Releases, Rock

No Doubt Bounces Back with ‘Push and Shove’

It’s been eleven years since NO DOUBT’s last studio album, Rock Steady – seventeen since Tragic Kingdom (produced the hits “Just A Girl” and “Don’t Speak”) – hit the stores.  This September 2012, the American rock band releases their fifth studio album, Push and Shove. The group’s natural camaraderie, not to mention the musical alchemy that occurs when these four friends reunite, is palpable […]

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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 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 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 July 2, 2012 at 6:55 pm / in Artists / Bands, Releases, Rock

deus – Following Sea

dEUS new album Following Sea is here. Now. At the same time as you are hearing it the rest of the world gets to hear it too. This isn’t a clever marketing ploy or an attempt to grasp the zeitgeist but, more simply the band looking to get their music out whilst it is fresh. As Tom Barman says: ‘We […]

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by / on June 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Maximo Park Rocks England, And More

England, land of indie rock and pop – not surprising that Maximo Park are from Newcastle! Instead of producing any old kind of generic rock, they’ve crystallize the need of action in today’s chaotic world. All this can be found in their new album, The National Health (V2 / Cooperative Music / distribution by Love Da Records), forceful and rip-roaring […]

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by / on May 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Dance / Electro, Events, Hip Hop, Indie / Alternative, Rock

Who Else Will Rock Clarke Quay?

This weekend, Singapore’s Clarke Quay will play host to Music Matters Live, showcasing over 40 bands in various venues scattered throughout the popular nightspot. Last week, we picked out 7 must-see acts – but you didn’t think we would stop there, did you? Here’s 7 more of our favourite bands from the line-up, be sure to catch them and perhaps […]

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by / on May 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock, Releases, Rock

The Cult releases ‘Choice Of Weapon’

Heavy rock fans, be ready, The Cult is releasing its new album today! Formed in 1981, this English but Americanized outfit is, with Choice of Weapon, at its top level and embraces contemporary themes as materialism and excess vs. nature and spirituality. Discover the story behind this album, watch their videoclip “For The Animals” and download the first single “Lucifer”, […]

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by / on May 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Interviews, Rock

Get Your Ears Ready for This Sanctuary

A load of artists from the all over the world are dropping by Singapore this month for Music Matters Live. Part of the line-up is the 5-piece Sydney-based pop rock band, This Sanctuary. While they have dabbled their feet once on the South-East Asian region, the band is ready and set to rock the Clarke Quay stage. But first, we […]

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by / on May 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm / in Artists / Bands, Culture, Releases, Rock

Garbage returns from 7-year hiatus

With new album Not Your Kind Of People, Garbage’s unique sound is back, and back to basics. Released on May 14th through their own label STUNVOLUME (distribution in SEA by Love Da Records), this album smells freedom and youth, and that’s a pretty good omen after a 7-year break. Watch their mind-blowing Buñuel style videoclip for first single “Blood For […]

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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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