Music Features

The latest releases from local and international musicians. Exclusives from the danamic music sessions are also included.

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    Local singer-songwriter Niine tackles depression and insecurity in ‘don’t wanna sleep’

    Local singer-producer Niine will be releasing his new track, ‘don’t wanna sleep’, on 19 July 2019 (Friday) on Spotify and YouTube. A mellow tune with poppy sounds thrown into the mix, ‘don’t wanna sleep’ talks about the cycle of spiralling in one’s insecurities during the night, only to go back to being “normal” in the day. Talking with Niine Niine shares with us in a conversation on the song’s significance to him and how he tackles depression. Your songs tend to be a reflection of your own life experiences. What meaning does this song hold for you? Niine: It’s literally…

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    U2 adds a second show to their highly-anticipated Singapore Debut

    Following the announcement of sold out shows in New Zealand and Australia earlier this week, U2 has confirmed that the band will bring their acclaimed Joshua Tree Tour to Asia!  Hot on the heels of U2’s highly-successful 2017 tour in celebration of its seminal album, The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see the Irish rock band make a much-anticipated live return to Asia. U2 will also make a stop at Singapore and Seoul for the first time ever – with what promises to be very special concerts from one of the most renowned bands in the world.  Due to an…

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    C3AFA I Love Anisong Interview: Rising Rock Star, Shiena Nishizawa

    Shiena Nishizawa is a Japanese pop-rock singer and guitarist who performed at C3AFA Singapore’s 3-night concert “I Love Anisong” on 30 November 2018. Shiena’s love for music began in middle school when she tried her hands on her father’s old guitar. In 2014, she won the grand prize at the Flying Dog Audition, a singing contest in Japan organised by record label “flying DOG”. In 2015, Shiena’s debut song “Fubuki” was used as the ending theme for the anime “Fleet Girls Collection (KanColle)” and was released as a single that same year. On March 15th, 2017, Shiena released her first…

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  • C3AFA I Love Anisong Interview: SPYAIR

    C3AFA I Love Anisong Interview: SPYAIR Is One of the Hottest Rock Bands in Japan!

    One of the biggest hits at C3AFA Singapore’s I Love Anisong 3-night concert was SPYAIR, a Japanese rock band from Nagoya, Japan. Formed in 2005, SPYAIR consists of Ike on vocals, guitarist and programmer UZ, bassist Momiken and Kenta on Drums. Holding the simple, pure feeling of “Going to the people that do not know of us, rather than waiting for fans at a live house”, they started performing on the streets of Nagoya in 2006. In August of 2010, they received their major label debut with “LIAR”, under Sony Music. SPYAIR held their first solo outdoor live concert at…

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    Local Singer-Songwriter Lincoln Lim Drops “Alive” Single

    Less than a year after his last single ‘Lift Your Eyes’, local folk-rock musician Lincoln Lim dropped his latest one ‘Alive’ at the beginning of the new year. Working hard on music for his new EP — which will be targeted to release in the second half of 2019 — he has released “Alive” which will be its first song. Lincoln is also a part of Cross Ratio Entertainment, a local integrated music entertainment label; this may be his first step into expanding regionally. “Alive” deals with the familiar affliction of unrequited love and of holding on to what has…

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    Ultra Singapore 2019: Second Phase Acts Reveals Headliners Axwell & Knife Party

    Back for its fifth edition, Ultra Singapore 2019 is shaping up to be the biggest and best in its history. Debuted in 2015, Ultra Singapore is an outdoor electronic music festival as part of Ultra Music Festival‘s worldwide expansion, which has now spread to twenty countries. Held at Ultra Park (open field near Marina Bay Sands), 8 to 9 June 2019, this year’s edition will be packed with world-class acts suited for every type of electronic music lover, and is sure to set the bar higher than ever before. Mainstage headliners Skrillex, Martin Garrix, and Porter Robinson – who were…

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    Metal Titans LOUDNESS March To Its “Rise To Glory” With A World Tour!

    Japanese Heavy Metal Legends LOUDNESS returns to Singapore on 16 June 2019! Held at The Pavilion at Far East Square, the band will be performing in Singapore as part of their Rise to Glory World Tour – named after their album of the same name. ‘Rise to Glory’ was released worldwide on 26 January 2018 – via Ward Records in Japan and via earMusic Records throughout Europe and the USA. Akira Takasaki Guitarist Akira Takasaki describes Rise to Glory as the culmination of everything LOUDNESS has done throughout the years: “we still have the heaviness and progressive elements we had…

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    Going Beyond The Band: Here’s Why The Sam Willows Deserve A Spot At The Forbes 30 Under 30

    On 2 April 2019, Forbes released its 2019 edition of the 30 Under 30 Asia List, with local pop band The Sam Willows clinching the coveted spot in the Entertainment & Sports’ category. The quartet posted on Instagram regarding the delightful news, saying that they “made it just in time”; as one the members – Jonathan Chua – will turn 30 next year. 22 other Singaporeans joined The Sam Willows in the list that celebrates 300 “entrepreneurs and game-changers” from Asia. This Year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List also includes 300 game-changers in their industry across 10 different categories…

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    5 Questions With ROAM’s Alex Adam

    Mayday Festival – Singapore’s biggest underground music festival – is happening in two days’ time at [email protected] Singapore. The festival boasts a line-up of rock bands, including ROAM – a rock quintet hailing from the UK. ROAM consists of Alex Costello on vocals, guitarists Alex Adam and Sam Veness, bassist Matt Roskilly and Miles Gills on drums. Before ROAM reaches the sunny shores of Singapore, we caught up with Alex Adam, who shared with us about his previous tour experiences and his bucket list. 1.  What was your most memorable moment during your tour last year? Last year, we did…

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    “We got so excited during the rehearsals!”: 6 Questions with Ken and Hiro from Crossfaith

    It is not difficult to notice Crossfaith, who stood out as the only heavy music act at Skechers Sundown Festival 2019. Before their set, we managed to chat with Kenta Koie (lead vocalist) and Hiroki Ikegawa (bassist) against the scenic sea view to tell us more about their latest album, Ex_Machina (2018), and their thoughts on Asia’s rock scene. 1. You have just completed your Ex_Machina Climax Tour. How was it and what was the most memorable moment for you? Hiro: It’s been a while since we did a one-man show in Japan, so we got full-blown action on stage,…

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