ON SKIN, BONES, CLOTH

FEATURING EIGHTSLATE | SAVINA CHAI  WWW.EIGHTSLATE.CO | WWW.SAVINACHAI.COM INSTAGRAM.COM/SAVINACHAIYJ/ With irk in all her demeanour, posture and behaviour, Savina grumbles on the saturated nature of fashion at large—mass produced, unexciting and directionless. Wearing a flutter tube and a white straw fedora adorned with a simple black ribbon, Savina would be very hard to...

STRIDING BY

IT FEELS AS though Weish’s tirelessly mesmerizing loops are prophecies to her music career. The incredible amount of energy her tiny body possesses seems remarkably inexhaustible.  Recently in March, she joined the artist collective, Dunce, in addition to her roles as a solo performer, one-half of electronic duo .gif, and...

IN THE GROOVES OF TIONG BAHRU

FEATURING CURATED RECORDS 55 TIONG BAHRU ROAD. #01-53 “KEEP AN OPEN MIND WHEN LISTENING TO MUSIC, IT LETS YOU REDISCOVER YOURSELF” is the thought-provoking philosophy that dwells between the sleeves of Curated Records, Singapore’s freshest stop for vinyl. Front man and sole creator of the store Tremon Lim opened his...

AMIDST AND BEYOND

FEATURING MARK JOHN HARIMAN HTTP://MARKJOHNMUSIC.COM In the midst of a flourishing local industry, musician, recording engineer and educator Mark John Hariman contemplates his involvement in the music scene where his love for guitar bloomed. Through his own curiosity, which inclined a passion for self-exploration, Hariman undertook many steps that arose when creating music. ...

A CONVERSATION OF CONCEPT

FEATURING THESE BRITTLE BONES’ SPECIAL DOUBLE EP ‘HIRAETH’ THESE BRITTLE BONES X OBSCURED.SG SPOTIFY PLAYLIST AROUSING AN AIR of ambience and profundity, I listened to the soon to be released double EP ‘Hiraeth’ beside singer-songwriter and dear friend, Chris Jones of These Brittle Bones. Outside, the amenity of a storm...

ELECTRONIC EVOLUTIONS

FEATURING PHYLA DIGITAL HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PHYLADIGITALHTTP://PHYLA.BANDCAMP.COM AMIDST THE RECENT burgeoning of the local music scene lies Phyla Digital, a small but tight-knit crew of music connoisseurs and producers alike. Founded in late 2012, Phyla Digital was formed as a way to plug a gap in the existing electronic music landscape. “We realised that there...

HARD AUTHENTICITY

FEATURING HELL LOW FACEBOOK.COM/LOWHELL THE FIRST TIME I heard Hell Low play was at The Arts House, which used to be the old parliament building. In its old (once hallowed) halls, where the past generations had built our country, I sat where a minister had once sat to listen to the guitar...

L’EXISTENCE PRÉCÈDE L’ESSENCE

MAN IS NOT THE SUM OF WHAT HE HAS ALREADY, BUT RATHER THE SUM OF WHAT HE DOES NOT YET HAVE, OF WHAT HE COULD HAVE.                                              ...

UNDER HER SKIN

FEATURING JAIME WONG HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/USER/JAIMEWJN BEING EXPOSED TO various music genres since young in a family of music lovers, music was something that was always there for her. Jaime could be said to be a natural when it comes to being a singer-songwriter, but what exactly ignited the spark in writing...

A TEMPORARY FIX

AT FIRST LISTEN, you’ll never guess that they’re local. Stopgap, which suggests “a temporary fix”, was supposed to be just a makeshift band name for their very first gig together. Well of course it has latched on with them since. The quintet was first conceptualized due to mutual music...