If you find yourself dismissing Singaporean bands, you should probably ‘wake up your idea.’ Musicians in Singapore are making waves on the internet, at local gigs, and abroad. If you haven’t yet jumped on the bandwagon, here are some stellar acts that’ll convince you to give Singapore a shot.

Cashew Chemists


The Cashew Chemists are a dapper quintet that has caught the attention of many, by uniquely combining good ol’ rock n’ roll with elements of fresh, modern Asian rock. The playful band is bound to get you on your feet, groovin’ to their melodic riffs and smart lyrics. If you’re looking for a little feel good, give this band a listen.

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Adir Kaisan and The Cosmic Owls

Knightingale


Describing themselves as garage rock, these guys are more than just your average teens messing with their dads’ guitars. Their intense, raw sound and rebellious performances are likely to remind you of rock bands in the ’90s, like The Dandy Warhols.

The three-year old band have come a long way since their days in Noise Singapore, and display a unique energy, with their defiant riffs and catchy vocals. You’re going to want to catch them live, I promise you won’t regret it.

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Long Live The Empire

sub:shaman


You may or may not be into the use of synths, but Sub:shaman is a safe bet. The band of five has tamed the power of experimental synths, and has paired it cleverly with other instruments that will propel you into a dark wonderland of jazz and electronica. The vocals that are raspy and yet fragile, work with open-ended lyrics that will let you write your own stories in musical worlds of peace and pandemonium. With Sub:shaman, the only limits that exist are the ones in your own mind.

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Yllis

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