Charly Bliss doesn’t take life for granted

2020-05-21T06:06:34+00:00

Charly Bliss doesn’t take life for granted How singer Eva Hendricks pours her heart out on her band’s new album Young Enough and discovers herself By Yeow Kai Chai For Eva Hendricks, the effervescent singer of the fast rising Brooklyn power-pop quartet Charly Bliss, being in a band is a dream come true – for her parents, who are music devotees. Growing up in Westport, Connecticut, Eva and older brother Sam grew up jamming together – he on drums, their eldest brother on guitar, and she would sing along – a sibling-bonding ritual which paid off. [...]

Charly Bliss doesn’t take life for granted2020-05-21T06:06:34+00:00

Don’t underestimate the power of Kero Kero Bonito

2020-05-21T06:07:29+00:00

Don’t underestimate the power of Kero Kero Bonito The London indie-pop trio are effervescent and polite and affable, but they are also brave and unpredictable By Yeow Kai Chai This may seem odd to describe Kero Kero Bonito (or KKB for short), but a quote by the ancient Greek statesman Pericles is apt: “Time is the wisest counsellor of all.” Sure, it was easy in 2016 to peg KKB as one of those fizzy, gorgeously Instagrammable bands when they appeared on the horizon with their debut album, Bonito Generation, but things weren’t so simple with their [...]

Don’t underestimate the power of Kero Kero Bonito2020-05-21T06:07:29+00:00

Meet Ginette Chittick, the Singapore Can-Do Indie Heroine

2020-05-21T06:08:29+00:00

Meet Ginette Chittick, the Singapore Can-Do Indie Heroine The DJ-bassist-artist-lecturer on why it’s important not to overthink, and just do it! By: Yeow Kai Chai The first thing you notice about Ginette Chittick is how open she is, and how that wonderful open-ness draws great qi and explains her catholic taste. In less than 20 minutes, you find out: she was quite sporty, being a cross-country runner and a school swimmer during secondary school; she’s now into Miami Horror, a nu-disco band from Melbourne; her favourite gig is the epic Cure concert at the Singapore Indoor [...]

Meet Ginette Chittick, the Singapore Can-Do Indie Heroine2020-05-21T06:08:29+00:00

Cate Le Bon on Letting Go, and Making the Best Music of Her Life

2020-05-21T06:09:07+00:00

Cate Le Bon on Letting Go, and Making the Best Music of Her Life Ahead of her Singaporean debut at The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions, the Mercury Prize-nominated headliner shares why she decided to take a break from music, learn carpentry – and create the best album of her career by accident By Yeow Kai Chai THE Skype connection from Wales is not the steadiest or the clearest, but once you pick up the voice at the end of the line delivering the first word – a crisp, confident “hello” – there is no mistaking Cate [...]

Cate Le Bon on Letting Go, and Making the Best Music of Her Life2020-05-21T06:09:07+00:00

Womxn belong in rock, declares Dream Wife

2020-05-21T06:09:38+00:00

Womxn belong in rock, declares Dream Wife The Brighton garage-punk trio on the importance of holding space for safe expression, anger and, yes, joy By: Yeow Kai Chai If their band name rings a bell, chances are you are an old-school cinephile, a diehard who adores old Hollywood films. Dream Wife is the title of a 1953 American romantic comedy starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr and directed by Sidney Sheldon, later a writer of novel potboilers. As it is, it is the name adopted, tongue fully in cheek, by one of the most exciting rising [...]

Womxn belong in rock, declares Dream Wife2020-05-21T06:09:38+00:00