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It’s time to finally let the cat band out of the bag. There are no holds barred. We go big on the details, dig exclusive content and spin only the deserving all just for YOU. In the opening installment of Spin or Bin Music Spotlight, we want to show our support for local acts with a focus on electro-pop project I Hate This Place.

Having reviewed their latest single Summer Valentine a while back, I thought I want to get to know them better and have the burning questions in my mind answered: are they full-time musicians? And what is the meaning behind 'I Hate This Place'? Surely not dislike for Singapore?

And after much planning with the team, this was made possible. Meeting lead singer Sean Nerney and guitarist Roman Tarassov of the band vis-à-vis at their habitat was a very warm welcome. Sean and Roman are chill yet affable, with discerning personalities and complementing musical flairs. Partners in crime, guilty as charged for making extremely dreamy and meaningful pop tunes.

We sit down and have a chat, and I even get them to Spin or Bin certain big names the radio is giving Applause and Roaring all about these days. The band has been around since 2004. Roman also tells me why he got a bit riled up when he first heard Owl City and Sean finally decodes the 'hate' behind this place for us.

And that isn’t the end of it yet – the duo performed a line-up of acoustic performances exclusively for us. This means a pretty unique cover of Wrecking Ball and the first time they’re showcasing their catchy hit Summer Valentine LIVE! Old favourites like Rabbit Girl and Moment are not to be missed as well.

So here’s more on why I Hate This Place deserves our Spotlight – watch and find out!

 

Interview

 

Wrecking Ball + Summer Valentine

 

Rabbit Girl + Moment

It doesn’t matter if you love him or love to hate him, but Pitbull is a mega producer/rapper/party animal with undeniably addictive songs. From Give Me Everything to Don’t Stop the Party to the classic Hotel Room Service, Mr. Worldwide is the undisputed King of the dancefloor. As a huge clubber myself, I am uber excited to announce that Spin or Bin Music is THE one and only official music blog for Pitbull’s upcoming concert right here in sunny (way, WAY too sunny) Singapore!

If his performance of Feel This Moment on the Billboard Music Awards is anything to go by, Mr. Worldwide will turn the concert into a clubber’s paradise. This will be the party of the century. And who knows, maybe there might be a special guest star to join Pitbull on stage. My fingers are crossed and praying for Christina Aguilera. What, a boy can dream, can’t he?

Concert Details:

Date: 31 August 2013
Venue: The MAX Pavilion @ Singapore Expo
Ticket prices: $158* (mosh pit), $128* (mosh pit), $108*, $88* (*excludes $3 SISTIC fee)

First 1,000 ticket holders of Category 1 are entitled to a complimentary beer, which can be redeemed at the concert!

Call ticketing hotline at 6348 5555 or log onto SISTIC to book your tickets. Ticket sales start from June 20. Be sure to stalk our blog and Twitter for opportunities to snag some golden concert tickets!

Spin or Bin Music is proud to be the Official Music Blog for Pitbull Global Warming Tour in Singapore!

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If you are a Kyle Patrick fanatic living in Singapore, you best note this date down: August 15. Why? Well, the American singer-songwriter (and frontman of The Click Five) will be gracing our sunny shores once again to film the third installment of MTV Sessions, at the Resorts World Sentosa's Waterfront Studios!

As any member of Team KP would know, Patrick has just released his solo debut EP, with an Olympic-inspired single Go For Gold. We here at Spin or Bin Music are always trying our darndest to bring you closer to your favourite artistes, and this time is no different! We're giving up OUR OWN media pass to ONE lucky Kyle Patrick fan to sit in on the recording of MTV Sessions (where you can watch him sing some of his new songs off his EP) and also INTERVIEW the man himself! Yes, you heard us right, you can finally ask him the questions you've been dying to, in person!

Here is how:

1. Follow us on Twitter.

2. Tweet us a picture of yourself with all your KP / TC5 merchandise and an Olympic rings symbol, together with the hashtag #TeamKPonSpinorBin.

Only the most creative picture will prevail, so what are you waiting for? Join the race to win that pass and start tweeting us now! The symbol can be hand drawn, or if you have a better idea, go for it and give us your best shot! You might just end up winning the "golden" pass!

 

You have till August 3 to submit your best answers!

In the meantime, check out Patrick's Go For Gold music video in 3D, here!

Terms & Conditions:

1. Open to Singapore residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on August 3, 2012.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will the most creative tweet amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winner will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.

After a four year hiatus, American singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette is back with her seventh studio album, Havoc and Bright Lights to be released on August 28. We are premiering the video to her first single Guardian today. Check it out below!

Well, we did promise you an acoustic set recorded exclusively for the readers of Spin or Bin Music by the lads from This Years Winner Is..., so here it is!

It did take several times for frontman  Elliot Kinrade to get his band name right but he eventually got there and similarly, their acoustic set was spot on. It's pretty obvious that these guys actually like to play music with each other, something that's quite essential in the music industry. Never mind the fact that they were on a couch, they still looked like they were having fun while bobbing their heads along. Possibly a (really good) habit from headbanging while performing live?

Musically, the guys are tight. If a musician is able do a great job with only acoustic guitars, and they should, then I'm pretty sure their live shows would be legit. Elliot has stellar vocals, something the band should definitely utilise and explore further in their upcoming debut album. Guitarist Ben Wilde's accompanying vocals is also as remarkable.

Performing, Models & Mirrors, When In Rome and Paramore's That's What You Get, here's This Years Winner Is...!