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  • Greek psych-rock band announced as second band to play ‘Sleepwalker’

    Other Sounds is proud to present Mediterranean psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band Acid Baby Jesus live in Singapore this November. The band will feature in the second instalment of Other […]

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  • Outer Sounds: September

    Just a mixed bag of albums we’ve been listening to lately, really, and our stand-out tracks from each. Top three songs in this playlist: Sui Zhen – Take It All […]

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  • A Place To Bury Strangers last minute show

    Picking up the pieces of a cancelled show, Other Sounds is thrilled to now be presenting US noise rock outfit A Place To Bury Strangers live in Singapore for the […]

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  • Other Sounds announces ‘Sleepwalker’ and first act of the series

    West Coast neo-punk twins, moonlighting models and provocateurs, The Garden are heading to Singapore this October as part of their very first Asian tour! The Garden will be first up […]

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  • Outer Sounds: August

    This month, we’ve been inspired by our trip to Splendour In The Grass! We probably should’ve done a bit more research and put these tracks in a ‘July’ playlist but well, […]

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  • Other Sounds is heading to Bigsound!

    Other Sounds has been invited to attend Bigsound this year, Australia’s “premier music industry conference and artist showcase” which happens every September in Brisbane. We’ll be speaking on a panel, […]

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  • New music from Tonstartssbandht: “Hanoi”

    As well as the shows we present in Singapore, Other Sounds also books bands in the region, putting together tours through Asia, including Tonstartssbandht’s massive Large Baby Tour last year. The angelic […]

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  • Outer Sounds: July Jambs

    Every month, we’re going to share ‘Outer Sounds’, a playlist with everything the team has been listening to lately — new releases, throwbacks, our current obsessions, and tracks we’ve been […]

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  • Wilderness in Singapore!

    We had a great time with Wilderness while they were in Singapore — first stop on their very first Asian tour! We hit Universal Studios Singapore, Haw Par Villa, Little […]

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  • Other Sounds featured in Time Out Singapore

    If we’re not working, at a gig, eating, or sleeping, we’re probably slumped over the bed putting playlists together on Spotify: music to cry to on Valentine’s Day, house music […]

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  • Kirin J Callinan in Singapore!

    We did two things with Kirin J Callinan in Singapore: lounge by the pool, and shop for an Indian get-up. We love this guy. Check out photos from the show […]

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  • Mac announces ‘mini’ album titled ‘Another One’

    Our favourite gap-toothed joker Mac DeMarco has just announced a new album due this August. Ttitled Another One, the eight-track album, out on Captured Tracks (home of Wild Nothing, Craft […]

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  • Other Sounds presents Dune Rats live in Singapore!

    Other Sounds, with Pure Blonde and Ebenex, are proud to present Australian garage rockers Dune Rats, live in Singapore for the very first time. We are thrilled to announce that the […]

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  • A survival guide: The baker’s dozen of festival rules

    Festivals. Fun, exciting places full of energy, joy and all the best music out there, right? Well, yes, you are right. But also wrong. Without the right precautions, you could […]

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  • Love Da Records: 15 years young

    James Chan has been with Love Da Records for fifteen years now since he and his business partner and brother Tommy started the label in the mid-1990s. A lot has […]

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  • Autogen – Mutagen

    At the very moment I start listening to Kaspars ‘Kaps’ Kalnins’ experimental solo project Autogen, I at once feel a vast landscape, unknown, but not at all unfamiliar. Mutagen is an […]

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  • Soft Power Records: Smitten with Singapore music

    Soft Power Records are a Scottish indie label that releases music in analogue-only formats. Having coordinated releases from acts such as September Girls, Dirty Beaches and Aggi Doom, Soft Power has […]

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  • Sigur Ros

    Fort Canning Park 23 November 2012 Photos by Dawn Chua

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  • El Perro del Mar – Pale Fire

    Pale Fire is not any happier of an album than previous compositions that El Perro del Mar’s sole member, Sarah Assbring, has come up with. Yet, the ominous vibe present […]

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  • Obedient Wives Club – s/t EP (re-release)

    Dream-pop, noise-pop, shoegaze, spectorgaze; subgenres that have recently taken a new life, thanks in part to the internet allowing decades of albums and artists to be accessed universally, as well […]

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  • New Alt-J track ‘Buffalo’ revealed

    Recent Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J have just revealed a new track titled ‘Buffalo‘, their first new release since debut album An Awesome Wave was released earlier this year. The song […]

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  • Big Night Out mini-festival to return in 2013

    The beginning months of 2013 will be an exciting period for music lovers in Singapore, with a strong line-up of local and international performances and festivals set to take place. […]

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  • Zixin Lin

    When she isn’t busy being an armchair critic and insisting hi phop/folk mashes sound like surf rock, Zixin likes eating, reading, and waiting for the day they miniaturise pandas for […]

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  • Voilah! Festival and Zouk present The Plastiscines

    Formed in the suburbs of Paris back in 2006, all-female band The Plastiscines will be making their Asian debut in Singapore this November as part of the Voilah! French Festival […]

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  • Bloc Party show announced

    One of indie rock’s biggest bands of the decade, Bloc Party, will be performing in Singapore next year. Composed of Kele Okereke (lead singer), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Gordon Moakes […]

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  • A Town In Fear: “Nothing will divide us”

    Have a closer listen to A Town In Fear’s lyrics and you will hear that underneath all of the metal brutality, there is a sensitivity — a thoughtfulness that they […]

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  • My dear, I suspect you will favour the Gangly Youth

    We have finally unveiled the mystery of the ‘Straits Settlements Tour 2012’ that brings self-proclaimed punk band Gangly Youth (Kentucky, US) all the way to this side of the world […]

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  • Deeper conversation with Yuna

    Social networking sites make you feel like you are just a tweet or ‘like’ away from connecting with your favourite celebrity, and while there are many artists and musicians who […]

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  • Citizens! to lead Fred Perry 60th Anniversary celebrations

    This December, Fred Perry will celebrate its 60th anniversary as an icon of fashion and a contemporary fashion and sports heritage brand with a unique place in British style history […]

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  • Laneway Singapore 2013 tickets on sale now

    The epic line-up for Laneway Festival Singapore 2013 was revealed just last night and ticketing information has just been released. Pre-sale tickets will be available exclusively at the Laneway Festival Singapore […]

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  • Laneway Festival Singapore 2013 line-up announced

    St Jerome’s Laneway Festival will return to Singapore in 2013 for its third year as the country’s only all-day, outdoor music festival. The “mega dream” line-up has just been revealed […]

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  • Better off alone: Going solo isn’t so bad

    Remember the feeling of the first day of school? That aching, paralysing sense of fear and isolation that engulfed your child-self? Some of us may have been able to convert […]

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  • Love Da Records: 15 Years in indie music

    Hong Kong based Love Da Records celebrates its 15th year in indie music with the release of the ‘LOVE INDIE ROCK’ compilation, an epic 51 track, 3-disc box set featuring […]

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  • Girls’ Christopher Owens to release solo material

    Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens has just announced plans to release his first solo album since leaving the band earlier this year. He has kept to his word that he […]

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  • Cat Power ‘Nothin’ But Time’ teaser

    A teaser video to long-form film ‘Nothin’ But Time’ directed by Aaron Rose has just been released, starring two female teenage BMX riders and their bikes, helmets and heels in […]

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  • Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man

    Naked is the perfect word that sums up Natasha Khan’s latest release, The Haunted Man. You rarely find album covers that represent the theme of an album but on The […]

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  • Wild Nothing music video ‘Paradise’ features Michelle Williams

    Wild Nothing’s new music video for ‘Paradise’ has just been released, starring indie darling actress Michelle Williams. Taken from the band’s latest album Nocturne,  the video shows short scenes of Williams’ […]

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  • MxPx Allstars @ YMCA Auditorium (19.10.12)

    We’d use two words – “stoked” and “ skeptical” – to describe how the crowd in the YMCA Auditorium felt as the doors opened at 6:50pm. Judging by the murmurs in […]

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  • The SEA touring circuit: Are we doing all we can?

    There are more artists emerging in Singapore than ever before but is there enough room here for them to grow and develop themselves? We explore the value Southeast Asian touring […]

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  • The Wonder Years… And a pigeon named Hank

    If you didn’t already know, Philadelphia pop punk band The Wonder Years were in town for two days and we had the opportunity to speak to them just before their […]

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  • MxPx All Stars

    With Plainsunset and You and I Collide YMCA International House 19 October 2012 Photos by Kenneth Lee

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  • WIN: Mambo Jambo @ Zouk [CLOSED]

    Zouk have given us a handful of double passes to the one and only Mambo Jambo, returning to the main room this Thursday, 25 October due to popular demand! It’s […]

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  • Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

    The debut studio album from Δ (pronounced Alt-J) could never be regarded as predictable, such is the variation of sound and dynamic that it produces. Five years in the making […]

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  • We Set the Pace: A Retrospective – Stompin’ Ground

    The Substation will be hosting an exhibition celebrating the achievements of Stompin’ Ground, one of the most important bands in Singapore and Malaysia’s hardcore music scenes. Formed in 1988, the Singaporean […]

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  • Russian Red: A hat full of love

    Something magical happens when Lourdes Hernández takes the stage; there’s something about that smoky voice and the sorrowful look in her gaze. We witnessed it first-hand at her recent Waterfront […]

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  • New Bon Iver Video: ‘Beth/Rest’

    Bon Iver has just revealed a new music video for fourth single ‘Beth/Rest’ from sophomore album Bon Iver, Bon Iver. It features grown adults in various one-piece costumes as they elevate, float […]

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  • Congress of Weird Fools Part III: Gangly Youth and The Maharajah Commission

    Prohibited Projects have announced that Gangly Youth (Louisville, Kentucky) and The Maharajah Commission (KL, Malaysia) will be playing a co-headline show in Singapore on Sunday, 11 November. Details were vague […]

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  • Baybeats Auditions applications now open

    Esplanade’s annual alternative music festival Baybeats has just announced that its ‘Baybeats Auditions’ applications are now open. The Baybeats Auditions were created to discover, nurture and showcase local bands with the potential to perform on […]

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  • WIN: Zouk’s 3rd Party with Tevo Howard [CLOSED]

    We’ve got FIVE double passes to Zouk’s 3rd Party featuring Tevo Howard (US) at Velvet Underground! Also featuring Costra Nostra & Mweibel (Darker Than Wax) (SG) and Jeremy Boon with […]

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  • PS22 Chorus covers Tame Impala’s ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’

    The angelic voices of students from the choir of Public School 22 in Graniteville, Staten Island, have once again taken a song and made it their own. The elementary school […]

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  • Chad Valley releases new track ft. Twin Shadow

    Hugo Manuel, the genius behind Chad Valley, has just released a new track featuring Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr on vocals. ‘Owe You This’ is a dreamy pop number straight […]

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  • Bloc Party release ‘Kettling’ music video

    Bloc Party have just released the music video for second single ‘Kettling’ off their new album, Four. The video sees a group of school kids brawling in the schoolyard after an innocent […]

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  • Tame Impala – Lonerism

    It is almost ironic how Kevin Parker chose Lonerism to name Tame Impala’s second full-length album because I felt none of that writhing, self-pitying, ‘Let’s listen to a sad album […]

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  • Crystal Castles reveal (III) tracklist

    Electronic duo Crystal Castles announced the release of their forthcoming album (III) in September and they have finally revealed the highly-anticipated album’s tracklist, which will be released digitally on November […]

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  • Björk to release Biophilia remix album

    Conventionality has never been one for the Icelandic enigma whom we love all too well. Björk’s 2011 release Biophilia was not only another mystical gem that enthralled critics and listeners alike, […]

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  • Hercules and Love Affair @ Esplanade Concert Hall (4.10.12)

    Coming all the way from New York to perform at the Esplanade Concert Hall last Wednesday was disco house group Hercules & Love Affair, the music project of boss man […]

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  • Avastera, Thirteen, Silhouette, Achilous and Godzilla

    Home Club 5th October 2010 Photos by Cliff Yeo

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  • Russian Red

    Waterfront Studio 30 September 2012 Photos courtesy of MTV Asia/Dawn Chua

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  • Serene Yap

    A domesticated sloth. Having pop-punk and folk in a single mixtape makes more sense to me than peanut butter and jelly in a sandwich. Articles: All Time Low @ The […]

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  • Avastera: Bigger and better things

    Perth band Avastera have been around only ten months but the young band have a lot to show for the short time they’ve spent in the spotlight, having found scores […]

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  • Kevin Lester premieres new single ‘Hear Me Go’

    Kevin Lester, rapper, producer, songwriter and a member of Singapore band SIXX, has just released ‘Hear Me Go’, the first single from his as yet untitled album expected to drop in […]

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  • Singapore Music Society receives $50,000 grant from NAC

    The National Arts Council announced on Saturday, 6 October, that eight arts organisations will receive funding support through the inaugural NAC Seed Grant. The NAC has committed a sum of […]

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