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Weets

About Weets

We saw these – Shelves, Wavves and Múm

Shelves are a bunch of middle aged dudes who haven’t lost their glow from absorbing all that 90’s  alt-rock awesomeness. Wavves delivers on expected surf-rock catchiness with snotty punk attitudes, and Múm (pronounced moom) meanders with lush soundscapes and Nordic esoteric-ism. So what do a Singaporean indie rock band, a Californian surf-rock outfit (are there other sorts…

We saw The Pinholes at Night & Day

I’ll admit that I don’t listen to much local music, yes pile on the hate. I blame a poor upbringing and the lack of good role models in my childhood. There is undoubtedly no lack of local talent, but plenty of accusations of unsingaporean-ness. You know what I mean, people calling out on bands singing with…

Glitz, Glamour and Gloom: The Great Gatsby OST

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” And yet, I’m quite sure I haven’t had all or even any of the advantages each of the shallow and damned central characters in the movie – or those…

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Are Back And They Are Still As Relevant As Ever

Arr-rock indie bands with punk aesthetic bands have shorter lifespans than fruitflies in the heat, yet it has been 10 long years since their debut, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are still as relevant as ever. Remember when you first heard Fever to Tell? Remember how it made you sit up and put down whatever…

Django Unchained – The “D” is Silent

Having masterminded critical successes such as Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Inglorious Basterds, director Quentin Tarantino once again brings us another ultra-violent flick rife with witty one-liners .

A Stickler for Mischief – Skl0 AKA Sticker Lady charged in court

To be honest, I spent a little too much time in trying to make the lyrics to the Shaggy song Sexy Lady fit into this context before giving up – “Hey sticker lady…I like your flow?” But as a serious writer for serious folks, that would be most unforgivable. Samantha Lo AKA sklO, known to…