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From Josh Dun’s active array of entertaining Vines to a unique set of jargon developed very organically, the relationship between Twenty One Pilots and their “core fan base” aka the skeletøn clique is rivalled by few other musicians. Reportedly, it was frontman Tyler Joseph’s very own alter ego, Blurryface, who leaked the duo’s latest record with the same name.

Given such an intractable bond, we can only hope to facilitate a similar sense of camaraderie by passing on 5 pairs of tickets to TOP’s upcoming Blurryface World Tour stop in Singapore! Happening in less than a month at the Suntec Convention Centre, this will be the first ever 21P gig here, so you do NOT want to be the one who regrets not getting tickets only posthumously.

Most importantly, we are giving away the coveted MEET & GREET passes to ticket holders next week! So grab your tickets ASAP!

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Following Dave Grohl’s accident in Sweden, which left him with a broken leg, Florence + The Machine were chosen to take Foo Fighter’s place as the headliner at Glastonbury 2015.

Perhaps it was all meant to be as Florence Welch ended up giving everyone goose bumps with her cover of the Foo Fighters hit, Times Like These. The singer started off with a short message for Dave before turning into full diva mode and proceeding with what I would call an impeccable rendition of the song.

Her soulful voice left everyone astounded and touched. It was perfect. People swaying with their arms up high and the atmospheric set up on stage together with the dim lights and eerie smoke effects. After watching her performance, I'd like to believe that she is an immaculate being sent to us from above.

It was Florence’s “time to shine” and she really did seize the moment.

Yes, she even ran around in her bra at the end of her set. QUEEN!

 

Watch the tear-jerking cover here:

Photo Credit: BBC, diymag.com

There has been quite a buzz about photoshopped posters of music festival line-ups where male bands are removed, leaving only a handful of acts with female members.

It really is a male-dominated world, eh?

However, as we continue to improve civilization, women have been putting themselves not only in the “popstar” limelight but also in both rock and indie scenes. The word frontwoman isn’t really as common as it should be. There’s Hayley Williams from Paramore but how many others can you really think of?

Let me introduce 3 bands with female leads and some of their hits that will surely be up your alley.

 

Sleeper Agent

Pop-punk’s sugary effervescence with garage rock swagger – Spotify perfectly describes the band Sleeper Agent, fronted by Alex Kandel.

 

Wolf Alice

This emerging alternative rock band from London with their lead vocalist, Ellie Roswell, would be a familiar name to all indie lovers out there.

 
 

The Pretty Reckless

She’s more than just the chick from Gossip Girl. Taylor Momsen’s raspy yet rich alto vocals become the signature element of the band with genres ranging from alternative metal to hard rock.

 

Photo Credit: virtualfestivals, theguardian, Brian Tromans, elmodenafrontline

The highly anticipated film adaptation of John Green’s young adult novel, Paper Towns, will hit our small island on 23rd July!

Following the success of The Fault in our Stars, Paper Towns is surely going to be a big hit for film, book, and of course, MUSIC lovers.

Since we still have a few weeks to go before the release, we’ve chosen 5 of our favorites from the soundtrack. Listen to them here!

 

1.     Vampire Weekend – Taxi Cab

You can never go wrong with Vampire Weekend. Taxi Cab was brought out its grave for this soundtrack!

 

 

2.     Mikky Ekko – Smile

There’s nothing but good vibes with this atmospheric track, which leaves us a bit emotional.

 

 

3.     Vance Joy – Great Summer

Feeling all bummed out? Lift up your tired soul with this new summer jam.

 

 

4.     Grouplove – No Drama Queen

Grouplove is back! The band is becoming a regular in John Green related soundtracks.

 

 

5.     Sam Bruno – Search Party

Judge it for yourself. The title itself perfectly captures the plot of the movie.

 

Here’s the entire tracklist; I’m guessing most of them will end up on your summer playlists even before the movie comes out.


1. Santigold – “Radio”
2. Twin Shadow – “To the Top”
3. Sam Bruno – “Search Party”
4. Kindness – “Swingin Party”
5. Vance Joy – “Great Summer”
6. Vampire Weekend – “Taxi Cab”
7. Son Lux – “Lost It To Trying (Paper Towns Mix)”
8. Saint Motel – “My Type”
9. Galantis – “Runaway (U & I) (Svidden & Jarly Remix)”
10. HAIM – “Falling”
11. Grouplove – “No Drama Queen”
12. De Lux – “Moments”
13. Alice Boman – “Be Mine”
14. The Mountain Goats – “Used To Haunt”
15. The War on Drugs – “Burning”
16. Nat & Alex Wolff – “Look Outside”

The official soundtrack will be released on 10th July. Be sure to watch out for that!

 

Photo Credit: Atlantic Records, Fox 2000 Pictures

Unless you’re a little tight on cash, there are 1001 reasons to catch Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour Live in Singapore on the 7th and 8th of November 2015. The multi-platinum 1989 album has sold over 7.5 million albums around the world and the first ten North American shows have earned an impressive combined total of US$32.2 million.

If you already aren't a fan of Taylor, here are four reasons why you should stop, drop and get your tickets to the must-watch show of 2015 as soon as they go on sale on the 30th of June.

 

1) Taylor’s performing the entire album…

...Except Wonderland (bummer). But that’s no big deal though, because we’re still getting (almost) the whole album performed in full. Check out the setlist below!

 

2)      Light-up wristbands for everyone… free of charge!

They go in sync with the show and it’s basically free merch from Taylor herself. Consider that as a token of appreciation for all the years her Swifties has stood by her! (P.s. Arianators had to pay $50 for their light-up cat ears!) Take a look at the wristbands in action!

 

3)      Love Story: Stripped and Remixed

Yeap, you're probably already immuned to the original version on Love Story performed on the Red Tour about a year ago. So Taylor changed it up. We can't wait to hear this pop classic entirely reworked live!

 

4)      The runway spins!? Holy smokes!

Yeap, it does spin. Let’s just pray she brings the spinning runway to the Singapore Indoor Stadium this November because. That’s insanely cool.

If all that hasn’t convinced you to buy tickets to the biggest tour of 2015, I don’t know what will. More information here!

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