Music Matters LIVE in Singapore releases first announcement of showcase artists, including 12 Australian acts

The first 40 bands have been announced for the annual Music Matters LIVE showcasing festival in Singapore, featuring 11 bands from Australia and a group of musicians from all over the world. Russia, Philippines, South Korea, South Africa, Vietnam, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland and even Kuwait are among the countries represented in this first announcement, with more names still to come.

Among the Australians announced for the lineup are five artists from Perth, stemming from WAM’s partnership with the festival, including COIN BANKS and Our Man in Berlin. Michelle Xen (pictured above), who headlined our 6th Birthday Party at BIGSOUND will be attending, as will Newcastle’s Twin Lakes and Sydney’s Spender. Among the highlights from the rest of the list are IO from Taiwan, IDIOTAPE from South Korea and Mama’s Gun from the UK. The full lineup is below.

Music Matters LIVE takes place across 12 venues – primarily located in Clarke Quay – from May 20th until the 23rd in Clarke Quay, Singapore. For tickets and more details head to:

Abby Asistio – Philippines
Angus Dawson – Australia / (WA) Perth
BP Valenzuela – Philippines
Bastian Baker – Switzerland
Buckman Coe – Canada
Cloud Maze – Russia
COIN BANKS – Australia / (WA) Perth
Courtney Conway – Australia / (WA) Perth
Dave Crowe – Australia / (NT) Alice Springs
Dru Chen – Australia / (VIC) Melbourne
ECHO – Taiwan
Fad – Hong Kong
Farryl Purkiss – South Africa
Glen Check – Korea
GoodLuck – South Africa
GUSH – France
Hoolahoop – Indonesia
IDIOTAPE – South Korea
IO – Taiwan
IRMA – France
Jason Kerrison – New Zealand
Jeremy Loops – South Africa
Kingston Rudieska Korea
lightcraft – Indonesia
Mama’s Gun – UK
Manceau – France
MICHELLE XEN – Australia / (QLD) Brisbane
MJ116 – Taiwan
Morgan Bain – Australia / (WA) Perth
Our Man In Berlin – Australia / (WA) Perth
Save Me Hollywood – Philippines
Seth Haapu – New Zealand
Sonamoo – Korea
Spender – Australia / (VIC) Melbourne
Teen Sensations – Australia / (QLD) Brisbane
The Never Ever – Australia / (NSW) Sydney
TimeGiant – Canada
Twin Lakes – Australia / (NSW) Newcastle
Wowy – Vietnam
Zahed Sultan – Kuwait

The AU Review are proud to be media partners of Music Matters 2015. Stay tuned to the AU for continuing coverage of the event in the lead up and on the ground.

Larry Heath

Founding Editor and Publisher of the AU review. Currently based in Toronto, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter @larry_heath or on Instagram @larryheath.