The sixth edition of the Laneway Festival Singapore was held on 30 JANUARY – THE MEADOW, GARDENS BY THE BAY. The rolling green hills, warm sunshine and unbeatable backdrop of the Marina Bay Sands was the perfect setting for Singapore Laneway, the region’s best line-up of international and local talent. Here’s our highlights of the festival.

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Nobody knows why RIOT IN MAGENTA replaced the “I” in its name with an exclamation mark. Maybe it is a reflection of how this quintet from Singapore has a no-laptops policy for their live shows. The band is known for its distinctive soulful melodies lined with edgy, rhythmic beats, moulding the diverse musical elements of […]

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GDJYB is the rough phonetic acronym of this Hong Kong band’s Cantonese name, 雞蛋蒸肉餅 – a traditional dish made with steamed egg and pork. Despite its cutesy name, one of this group’s defining characteristics is the strong social commentary in its songs. The band’s changing tempos and patterns bring something distinctive and fresh to the […]

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As a multi-talented artiste, Vanessa Fernandez (or VANDETTA, as she is known) has been a radio DJ on MediaCorp Radio’s 98.7fm, sang for several local bands, and performed in various plays and musicals with the Singapore Repertory Theatre. She is also a member of Singapore audio-visual collective Syndicate. Music remains as the first love for […]

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Chvrches (pronounced as “churches”, sometimes stylised as CHVRCHES or CHVRCHΞS) are a Scottish electronic music band, formed in 2011. The group consists of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, additional synthesisers, and samplers), Iain Cook (synthesisers, guitar, bass, vocals), and Martin Doherty (synthesisers, samplers, vocals). Chvrches came fifth on the BBC’s Sound of 2013 list of the […]

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Daughter is a European rock band originating from England. Fronted by North London native Elena Tonra (b. 1990), they were formed in 2010 after the addition of Swiss-born guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella from France. They have released two EPs and one album on Glassnote and 4AD records. We caught up with them […]

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