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Up Close and Personal with Divine Fits

When supergroups are formed, people generally expect a whole lot of arrogance and confidence, slack songwriting and music and a band that’s in it just for the fun of it. However when a certain Divine Fits was formed, the one motif they had was to be a band and deliver nothing but the best. Heralding…

Vennu Mallesh: Indian “Superstar” Tells All About His Viral Success

Vennu Mallesh. If you haven’t heard that name bouncing around various social media platforms lately, you’ve got to be living under a rock. Vennu is a fascinating musical powerhouse originating from the beautiful India. His first masterpiece “It’s My Life” has exceeded 2,000,000 views, and he’s right on track to becoming a viral sensation. His…

Guo Pei On Taking Asian Pride to the Next Level

Haute couture luminary, Guo Pei, needs no further introduction. Singapore has struck jackpot with as we managed to come close to her works twice on our tiny red dot this year; the "Ci" collection at Digital Fashion Week, and most recently, her "Legend of the Dragon" collection at Fide Fashion Week.

Haute Couture’s Next Wave Is The East

So marks the end of a fashion week that went back to the luxury of clothing, stripped bare of the Asian musical acts of its predecessor (although Tim Hwang did turn up one night). Fide Fashion Week had a tough plate to tackle with topping last year’s feat of successfully creating the second couture fashion week recognised…

Poliça’s Sweet and Sour, Drum and Bass Power

Contrary to what many think; band name Poliça wasn’t exactly Polish for “policy”, or a reference to an unwritten code that guides the members when they play together. Yes, Poliça is indeed Polish for policy, but apparently it was just someone else’s interpretation of the band name. The name Poliça came about quite less thought through. We managed to talk…

Whimsical Christmas with Regina Spektor

There has been some sort of a stigma lately where unknown artistes and bands get featured on TV, movie and game soundtracks to gain instant popularity. These artistes have been dished to take the easy route to fame and fortune but we believe that they only deserve to be where they are now. One artiste…

Crazy Christmas Was Anything But Sane

We sat ourselves down for Dream Academy’s annual year-end pantomime, Crazy Christmas, having not watched any previous installations — this was its fifth — so thus was truly a greenhorn experience. Crazy Christmas is sort of a wacky combination of everything we love about Singapore theatre: song-and dance numbers, hilarious slapstick stand-up, poignancy as well…