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The Summer State is back – but this time, bigger and better.
It’s been three years since these guys have dropped any new music, but the five-man band just broke that dry spell last month with their latest single Enough – and we sure can’t get enough of it.
The track opens to an infectious chorus of “na, na, not enough for me” (which we bet will be the loudest line sung/screamed at their future concerts) before drummer-turned-frontman Bryan Sta Maria takes us away with his powerful vocals. We’re so glad Bryan got to flaunt his singing chops here – he’s a great drummer, but he’s even better as a vocalist!
If you detected Yellowcard vibes from the single, you might be right – these guys had the chance to tour with the American band, and cited that experience as the highlight of their music career (they even made an unexpected cameo in the Rest In Peace MV #RIPYellowcard).
But for us, Enough sounded more like a Simple Plan song. You know, the same devil-may-care attitude we heard in Welcome To My Life? Yeah, that's evident here, too.
It's undeniable that more and more local bands are on their way to becoming household names – The Sam Willows, Take Two, and Riot !n Magenta; to name a few. But if there’s one thing that differentiates The Summer State from them, it’s their rocking female guitarist, Victoria Chew. The other guys are great, but how often do we get to see female guitarists just owning the stage?
Definitely not enough.
Overall, the single is everything we expected from a The Summer State song – it’s upbeat, fun, and totally jam-worthy. Looking forward to what these guys have in store for us, and hopefully that won't take another three years!
Photo Credit: Gabriel Lean
Remember the very first time you laid your eyes on the Pokemon Go trailer?
1) Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out
2) Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime
It was all so exciting!
Then came the strange stories... Expat fired from his job over the game? Dead bodies found and traffic accidents caused while searching for Pokemons?
3) Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
4) Panic! At The Disco - Ready To Go
Boy were we ready to leave our homes to catch some Pokemon. However, 48 hours later, it turned out that the rumours were false...
5) Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
6) Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
So that leaves us with no other choice but to continue our wait. Unless...
7) One Direction - One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)
You're gonna get it on your phone one way or another - a quick search on google would give you results of several articles to help you get the app ASAP!
Photo credit: Vulcan Post
Best known for her role as frontwoman for home-grown pop quartet The Sam Willows, Narelle proves that she does have the singing chops to venture solo with first single Some They Lie. Just when we think that we’ve seen (or rather, heard) everything the 22-year-old has to offer, she drops the accompanying music video on YouTube – and we are OBSESSED.
How can a stalker be so creepy yet cool at the same time?
Nathan Hartono recently dropped some major acting and dancing skills in his brand new Electricity music video! From the song itself to the stylings of the MV, there's just so much to talk about so let's get on with it!
Firstly, Nathan can be seen dancing near the person he fancies at his workplace. Not only does he stalk her every move in the office, but he follows her closely when she goes to the supermarket to do grocery shopping. His love interest may look familiar to most of you as she is played by none other than the beautiful and talented Kimberly Wang from 987FM.
Other than the creepy stalking that goes on in the music video, the 25-year-old singer can be seen busting out some of his very own dance moves. It's definitely cheesy, but there's just something so attractive about it that you can't help but join in the weirdness of it all. Electricity dance party anyone?
We also need to applaud his two best friends who were willing to be creepy together with him. Not only do they have to wear seemingly matching suits to follow the fair maiden, but they also had to learn the choreography to the dance as well. It was all worth it in the end as we can see the two sharing a cute moment at what seems to be like a celebratory company event.
So what do you think of this piece of art? We have to admit, Electricity has been stuck in our heads ever since its release. It's just too catchy! "Come on over here~"
Photo Credit: Nathan Hartono Facebook
Last year, Singapore's very own Caracal and The Steve McQueens created a milestone for the local music scene when they were invited to play at Summer Sonic Festival 2015, one of Japan's most prestigious music festivals.
This year, GigOut, a mobile app to keep up to date with the latest concerts in Asia, has been tasked to pick two acts from Southeast Asia to perform alongside Radiohead, Fergie, Weezer and many more for this year's Summer Sonic Festival.
While the two aforementioned bands are totally qualified to make it again to this year's lineup, here are five other bands that I believe have a decent shot at it too (if they are interested, of course):
1. Cashew Chemists
3. Disco Hue
The future looks bright for Disco Hue, who is relatively new to performing on stage as compared to the other bands on this list. The synth pop quartet was part of this year's Baybeats Budding Bands Programme and is wasting no time to flaunt their infectious hooks to the masses.