With 13,000 punters from Singapore and around the Asian region descending on the iconic Gardens By The Bay, yesterday saw St Jerome's Laneway Festival take place for the fifth consecutive time in the city, with organisers selling out tickets for the first time ever.
"This country is becoming one of the cultural epicentres of the world!" - Festival co-founder Danny Rogers said yesterday, as he thanked punters at the end of St Jerome's Laneway Festival 2015. The country he was talking about was Singapore, which served as the opening date of the festival run for the fifth consecutive year, before it hits Auckland tomorrow and then makes its way to Australia where the full lineup will join the tour.
Bo Ningen, one of Japan's finest exports, played a special Sugar Mountain Festival sideshow at Oxford Art Factory on Friday night. Pete Dovgan was there and brings you the photos:
Not many bands can claim 30 years of albums, tours, singles and a worldwide cult status, but Japanese all-girl pop punk act Shonen Knife are one of the few - and with good reason. Their songs are simple, incredibly catchy and have extreme novelty value, and their live show is an energetic and polished affair - it’s a winning combination, and it drew a huge crowd to Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art on Friday night.
Shonen Knife were in overdrive last night at the Factory Theatre and played an electric fast paced set supported by Step-Panther. Dan Turner was there and brings us these photos from the night:
Japanese group Shonen Knife played GOMA in Brisbane from Friday and Andrew Wade was there. Here are a few photos from the incredible performance:
Top Japanese pop group Perfume has been announced today a showcase artist at the upcoming SXSW conference and festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW will be held from 13-22nd March 2015.
GOT7 have successfully wrapped up their first showcase in Taiwan, performing to two thousand fans at Taiwan International Conference Center in Taipei.
CNBLUE's Jung Yonghwa released his new solo track "One Fine Day" this week and on the back of that, his agency FNC has announced a 6 country, 8 city solo Asian tour.
This weekend, Laneway Festival returns to Singapore for the fifth consecutive year, and its third year at its current site - the beautiful Gardens by the Bay. We'll be back on ground in Singapore to bring you all the action from the event, ahead of Laneway's run through New Zealand and Australia, but before it all kicks off, we're taking a look back at some of our favourite moments from the 2014 event:
Korea’s first female rap battle reality show, entitled Unpretty Rapstar, will premiere on January 29 on music channel Mnet.
CNBLUE frontman Jung Yong Hwa has released his solo single, "One Fine Day", the leading track from his debut solo record of the same name. The song is an emotional ballad about the melancholy days following a breakup, and the video follows the progression of a relationship from its happiest early days to its end.
South Korean balladeer Eddy Kim is back with a new love song, "My Love". In the accompanying video, he is seen serenading a girl over the phone, cinematically lit, and playing a clear grand piano under stage lighting.
The long rumored collaboration between Japanese Idol group Momoiro Clover Z and US rock legends KISS has finally produced a music video. "Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina" was released on YouTube prior to its official release on 28th January.
Anime store and streaming service Hanabee have announced they will be releasing a new themed block of anime for streaming each month, totally free. This month’s releases are Akame ga Kill, Little Busters, Gatchaman Crowds and ef ~ a tale of memories and melodies.