Firstly, was Patrick Watson’s gig on Tuesday da bomb or what!
Ahem, okay, so here’s a quick update on what’s been happening this week that’s of importance – well, to me, anyway. Whether it means anything to you depends on whether we share the same tastes, innit?
On the gig front:
Firstly, Taiwan female trio S.H.E. will be in town on Apr 17, as part of their S.H.E Is The One World Tour.
This is the first full-on gig by Selina, Hebe and Ella in three years, so it should be interesting to see what it’s going to be like. The gig will happen at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, 8pm and tickets are priced from $88 to $168. Mind you, their opening gig in Hong Kong sold out within a couple of days, and organisers here are expecting the same thing, so you’d better hurry if you want to make sure you get yours. You can start buying from tomorrow (Jan 22).
Our concern is that news has come that it falls on the same date as Taiwanese rockers Mayday’s gig too, which happens at the Padang. The rock quintet’s stop is part of their DNA World Tour.
Apparently, the date is inevitable as that’s the only free date available to the band and the Padang. Incidentally, this is the first time their outdoor gig here will be ticketed – the last two times they performed for free. We’ll let you know of ticketing details as soon as we get them.
Also on sale tomorrow, tickets for the Dinosaur Jr’s Mosaic show are up for grabs at Sistic outlets and at the Esplanade box office. Price from $40 to $100.
And if you didn’t know yet, Norwegian duo Kings Of Convenience have added a SECOND DATE on the Esplanade’s Mosaic calendar after the first sold out like, very quickly. The added date is Mar 18 and tickets go from $40 to $80.
On the album front:
Here’s a tasty treat for U2 fans! No, they’re not coming to town, but if you’re a subscriber to their website U2.com, you can get this brand new U2 collection that you won’t find for sale in the shops or online.
According to them it features tracks never previously made available. “And it’s strictly limited edition”. Ooh.
It’s called Artificial Horizon and it’s a remix album featuring 13 tracks, such as the Grand Jury Mix of If God Will Send His Angels, Trent Reznor’s version of Vertigo, Jacknife Lee’s remake of Fast Cars, David Holmes’ remix of Beautiful Day and I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (Live U2360° Remix).
Again, you have to be a subscriber to get this.
Speaking of new albums, Aging Youth has announced several releases aimed for this year…
B-Quartet will be releasing their as-yet-untitled followup to the critically acclaimed Tomorrow Is Our Permanent Address within this quarter of the year. It’s 70 per cent done, and I, for one, can’t wait for this, since I loved Tomorrow.
Singer-songwriter Inch Chua (above left) too, has a new album, Wallflower, slated for July. And like her EP, The Bedroom, it will be FREE! She’s one to watch out for this year – she’s also been invited to South By Southwest, so who knows what else is in store? There’ll be a gig to raise funds for that, so watch this space for more news…
Others also slated for album releases this year are “art metalheads” Lunarin, who are apparently “exploring more ambient textures”, and the fabulous Lard Brothers, with album No 3, Simply As Designed targeted for an August release. According to Lard Brother Robin Ng: “It’s like those Best-Of-The-Eighties compilation albums which you find in the record store’s bargain bin!”
So definitely a must-have! Haha!
Well, that’s it for now. Tune in again, when we’ll have more news that you can use and abuse. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to sink myself into more Patrick Watson.