3 Acts to Watch at Singapore Night Festival
Frida (Melbourne, Aus.)
Frida, an Australian Indie/psychedelic band from Melbourne, features Eiish Gilligan, on Vocals/keys. Just listening to her hauntingly melodic voice will put you in a state of trance, and you won't even think about skipping to the next track. Lewis Coleman and Darvid Thor on guitar/vocals, Henry Jenkins on bass, Hudson Whitlock on the drums and Greer Clemens backing with vocals are equally arresting.
The vibe and energy projected through their songs come off laid-back and chill. A large potion of Frida's songs will transport you back to the 1960s - mid-1970s era, when psychedelic music was at its prime. The band's in-sync performances tend to make their sets seem effortless.
The band started making music in 2013, capturing the hearts and minds of fans not just in Australia, but the world over. Years have been fruitful to Frida's success with the recent release of their debut Slowly/ I want it, forming a sub-label Wyall Style, and a joint venture with established Australian music label Hopestreet Recordings. The journey can only get sweeter for these guys!
Singapore Management University (SMU) Campus Green & University Square 19, 20, 26, 27 August 2016 – 9.15pm
Head on down to the Singapore Night Festival and be mesmerized by our very own artiste, Linying. It’s such a treat to hear a young and refreshing voice with the added bonus of the lyrics penned by her.
To be mentioned alongside some of the greatest bands like The Beatles, Motorhead, LCD and Sound System, who have all graced Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart (US/UK), is a success alone in itself to be marveled at, but Linying accomplished this feat on her very first single Sticky Leaves. Not bad, won’t you say for the young artiste who started out in our humble music scene!
On an international scene Linying is growing at a rapid pace, slotting in key collaborations with EDM producers Felix Jachn (Germany) and Krono (France) who are well established in the EDM world. She's also released a track on Spinin Records and yes, that’s the same record label as two international EDM artists who go by, Afro Jack and Tiesto. In November she's heading to Melbourne as part of a cultural exchange between Melbourne and Singapore, and will be performing at Melbourne Music Week.
So, gather your mates and show up to give this homegrown musical talent your love and support while enjoying this memorable experience under the stars.
Singapore Management University (SMU) Campus Green & University Square 19, 20, 26, 27 August 2016 – 10.15pm
Oskar & Gasper (Portugal)
This year, Singapore Night Festival enthusiasts will be blown away by the visual art installation created by Portuguese artist Oskar & Gasper. These guys have an intriguing combination of creativity and a hint of wildness in their perception of art. Their creative imagination can be viewed through their works of art, specializing in video mapping, 3-D printing and stage designs.
The duo will be performing on the 26th and 27 of August and by the way, admission is free. So get on down to the National Museum of Singapore, Gallery 10 and catch their work titled Ink Mapping. ‘’We wanted to explore the human body, and we are big fans of tattoos’’, elaborated Guillamu Alatak, Project Manager for Oskar & Gasper. The result is a journey of visual art. Ink mapping is an art form that will not only capture the attention of tattoo and digital animation enthusiasts but the curiosity of everyone! It's an art mash-up of two creative expressions of tattoo and video mapping art forms co-existing beautifully where the artistes are able to push the envelope of story telling and deliver an experience like no other.
This is where the magic happens, executing a list of a skillful mapping process followed by creating a map of intricate tattoos on the model's body through the application of custom animation. The result is art coming to life before our very eyes.
National Museum of Singapore, Gallery 10
26 Aug & 27 Aug 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM