Rock isn't dead. In fact, it's alive and booming in Singapore. With new bands emerging, or older bands making their comeback in a big way, we decided to list down 7 rock acts to look out for in 2018. Check out the list below.
Bakers in Space
For fans of: Tame Impala, Jack White, Foals, Arctic Monkeys
Bakers In Space feed of their inspirations to create a blend of indie post-psych rock that Singapore hasn't seen. With 2017's Implosion EP setting the bar incredibly high for local rock acts, Bakers In Space have cemented their spot as one of the top local rock acts to catch in 2018.
Check out their music video for 'Mute' below.
For Fans Of: Explosions In The Sky, Pelican, Russian Circles
Radiant Archery got their start back in 2007, and after a long hiatus, decided to carry on with the band without a vocalist, becoming an instrumental band who fuse prog-rock and thrash metal. This year, the band released a split EP with fellow metal band, Ensena.
Listen to the band's recording of 'The Gloom' below.
For fans of: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club, Vampire Weekend
Stopgap is one of Singapore's brightest bands with a long, fulfilling career ahead of them, as they pump out infectious grooves, with lead singer, Adin's captivating vocals and intricate drumming.
Check out the music video for 'Nervous' below
For fans of: Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Japanese Breakfast
Subsonic Eye released their dreamy debut EP this year, Strawberry Feels, which enthralled the masses and won the hearts of fans. Subsonic Eye combine the best elements of the shoegaze and alt-pop.
Check out the music video for 'Sun Kissed Skin' below.
For Fans Of: Blink 182, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis
The Betts are one of Singapore's top indie rock bands, who throw in a dash of Brit-rock into their sounds every now and then. Having performed their re-imagined version of 'Siti' by Force Vomit at The Great Singapore Replay, the band has showcased their abilities to keep things fresh and fun.
Check out a video of The Betts performing below.
For fans of: John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Coldplay
The Façade released their debut EP, Vanity this year and was met with positive reviews, all pointing to the band's impeccable star quality. They have amazing stage presence and work the crowd like no one else can, and the band's just getting started.
Check out the music video for 'White' below.
For fans of: Animals As Leaders, BadBadNotGood, GoGo Penguin
What started out as a project for a final-year recital in 2015 turned out to be one to be one of Singapore's most promising and talented groups of musicians, as T-Rex took the stage at Laneway in 2017 and released their debut album, Volume 1.
They've played at major local music festivals such as Baybeats and the Mosaic Music Festival in 2016. The band blends in prog-rock and jazz with hard-hitting drums and a saxophonist that's so good, you won't be able to stop listening.
Watch T-Rex perform 'Protoplast' below.