Post Tagged with: "SEA Absolute Indie"

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 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm / in Releases

SEA Absolute Indie Compilation Released!

Coming straight to you from the musical minds of South East Asia’s indie elite is none other than the South East Asian Absolute Indie Compilation! Featuring tracks from some of South East Asia’s best, including Little Fox, They Will Kill Us All, and Silverbus, plus a few epic international guests that include Deerhoof (USA), Zebra and Snake (Finland), and Dr. […]

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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 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm / in Releases

SEA Absolute Indie Compilation: the teaser playlist!

  Answer the question on Music Services Asia Facebook page and win a free d/l of the SEA Absolute Indie Compilation!

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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 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Releases, Rock

Interview: The Universal Moment (JP/TW)

Japanese alt-rockers the Universal Moment are a rising force on the local and international scene; comprised from well-travelled, American-raised brothers Yu and Sebastian, along with drummer and keyboardist Shihori and Shigeo, the group have surrendered their surnames and enjoyed increasing success since the release of their first record, “The Reminder” in 2009. After growing through a series of transitions stemming […]

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by / on September 30, 2011 at 7:49 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Releases

Interview: The Dorques (PH)

How do you define ‘cool?’ It’s not a question that is often asked, but it is one that should surely have an answer. By definition, being in band is cool. Music, generally, can be cool too. But, how do you define the sound of a band that, by definition, are the antithesis of anything to do with coolness at all? […]

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by / on September 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm / in Artists / Bands, Dance / Electro, Interviews, Releases

Interview: Zebra and Snake (FI)

If you’ve been to any awkward job interviews, practiced any Shamanic rituals or seen a therapist lately, there’s a chance that you have been asked the question: “If you could be an animal, what would you be?” While this may not be the most relevant starting point for a band interview, you have to keep in mind the origin of […]

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by / on September 27, 2011 at 6:44 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Videos

Interview: L’Alphalpha (ID)

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

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by / on September 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Releases

Interview: Little Fox (TH)

For many a decade, tourists and locals alike have explored every inch of natural and unnatural wonders of Thailand – and, who could blame them? The tyre-beaten roads and well-snorkeled waters of the country’s top spots still continue to draw crowds – which, while it is a testament to the country’s ongoing allure, leads many to the sad realization that […]

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by / on September 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm / in Artists / Bands, Indie / Alternative, Interviews, Releases

Interview: They Will Kill Us All (MY)

In an age devoid of simplicity and overrun with technology, the global music industry is perpetually faced with an audience of diminished attention spans. Everyone is switched on, logged in and doing fifty things at once; music, it seems, must be incredibly concise, or run the risk of being lost in the mess. As artists try fruitlessly to cram as […]

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