by Michele Adriaens, 19 Dec 2007 |
Hello, I am Christy Chow and I am an apparel designer. I have a fashion label, Tangle, which was started in late 2006. Currently under the collective Studio Privé, the label will take flight independently in 2008. The label envisions the beauty of mixed movements and embraces the love for texture. Come December, Tangle’s 2nd collection – We Are Obscene: The Obscenity of Rock, hopes to incite and excite in different planes. Envisioning an age of uncensored voices from the backlane, the pieces encourage you to take a moment and waste time in them. Being erratic and influenced by too many wonderous things, the label is also a platform for me to explore different areas of art and design. To me, music is about infusing a state of mind. It need not inspire, so long as I have fun and indulge for that brief moment.
by Michele Adriaens, 16 Dec 2007 |
The Lilac Saints are giving their fans a Christmas present in the guise of a holiday tune. ‘Give me Love on Xmas Day’ is a lovingly crafted and nicely written song to get yourself into the Christmas spirit.
The band enlisted ‘a little help from their friends’ for the vocals, and the track features artists including local music scene veteran, Joe Ng, Electrico’s David Tan, Saiful Idris of The Great Spy Experiment, female vocal powerhouse Shirlyn Tan, bossanova muse Olivia Ong and jazz singer Joanna Dong. Oddfellows/ Typewriter’s Patrick Chng contributes by appearing as a guest bassist on the single.
The recording is entirely self funded by The Lilac Saints and will raise money for the band’s adopted choice of charity, Boy’s Town. HMV and Gramophone stores will be retailing the single at $10.
Head over to their myspace for a taster of the track and ‘give the Boy’s Town boys some love … give them love … give them love on Xmas Day!’
by Ci'en, 14 Dec 2007 |
The lovely Karl Maka boys are generously giving away a pair of tickets to catch the Karl Maka themselves, IGO and the DJ set of Goodnight Electric as part of the Esplanade Electrolab series. The electrifying gig is on Saturday, 15th Dec at 8pm, i.e. tomorrow.
The first person to email me with their name and contact details at cien [at] culturepush.com wins the tix! Jon and Ken will leave the tickets with the winner’s name at the door.
Update: The tickets have been given away!
by Michele Adriaens, 12 Dec 2007 |
Every Friday, Ginette Chittick, George Chua and Joe Ng, play hosts to BEAT! by continuing the tradition back in the 90s when George spun indie disco tunes at the legendary Moods bar. A Home Club -styled no frills take on partying with tunes that matter! Expect huge chunks of independent rock and an eclectic mix of other space oddities! Let’s BEAT the tedium of this humdrum town into a pulp! MORE »
by Ci'en, 11 Dec 2007 |
If there’s a quality in a band that I appreciate — second to how vigorously they make my toes tap — it’s their ability to connect with the audience, i.e. me. Nothing makes my night more than to find out that the brains behind the music I love, also has a personality to match. It’s the equivalent of the musical first date, will I come out of a gig loving them or having my heart broken? And in that respect, I’m a sucker for the funny band, the sort that make silly jokes, take the piss out of themselves and thereby putting a grin on my face. And that’s where The Karl Maka come in.
Named after the famous HK actor, Jon Fong and Ken Hayashida make up the electropop duo that have garnered their fair share of fans for their cheerful pop ditties and their propensity to turn their gigs into impromptu karaoke sessions. On 15th Dec, they’ll be opening for Chinese electro band, IGO, as part of the Esplanade’s Electrolab series, a 3-day electropop extravaganza. I caught up with them to find out more about their friendship, the gig and that song about a certain foxy TV host… MORE »
by Michele Adriaens, 5 Dec 2007 |
Hi, I’m Ivanho Harlim. I’m an Indonesian-born, Singapore based photographer. Through my fashion work, I explore notions of solitude, youth and self, and try to challenge conventional perceptions of glamour and beauty. A long-time collaborator to Woods & Woods, I’ve had a string of exhibitions alongside it. I wish to explore more architectural and spatial subjects as an extension to fashion. MORE »
by Michele Adriaens, 28 Nov 2007 |
Hello, I’m Jonathan and I operate my own design studio ZXEROKOOL. I handle design and illustration work for clients in the publishing, advertising, entertainment and finance industries. In my spare time I work on my own t-shirt label and fiddle with personal art and design projects. You may have seen my work in the recent Tiger Beer Translate ‘Merge’ book, FiRST Movie Magazine, or on the cover of the upcoming edition of FL.ag magazine. Besides my design work I love to indulge in green tea, air-conditioning, movies and comic books. MORE »
by Michele Adriaens, 21 Nov 2007 |
Hi, my name is Justin Lee. I am a fine artist and graphic designer and my work has been recognized through commissions by the Singapore Art Museum, the Esplanade and the New Majestic Hotel. My art reflects a fine sense of contemporary design flavored with an essence of Singapore traditions. The themes in my work underscore familiar Asian cultures with a pop treatment that celebrates Asian values in an endearing tongue in cheek manner. I was awarded the Mont Blanc Young Artist World Patronage Project in Hamburg (Germany) in 2006, and scholarships to LASALLE and NAFA.
Untill October 2008: Mural in the basement lobby of the Singapore Art Museum. MORE »