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The Hear65 guide to gigs you can catch this July

The Hear65 guide to gigs you can catch this July

The month of June saw a ton of impressive local musicians take the stage all over the country to perform and July will build upon that with an even more exhilarating list of performances. 

From a stellar all-local line up at Urban Ventures X to Wicked Aura celebrating their 15th anniversary, M. Nasir celebrating his milestone 40th year in music and more, here are some gigs you can’t afford to miss this July. 

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M.Nasir

Date: 6 July 2018 

Venue: MES Theatre at Mediacorp 

Folk, pop and rock singer M. Nasir will be performing in Singapore to mark his 40 years in the music industry. The Malay music icon moved to Malaysia in 1984 with his family and has been based there ever since. At this concert aptly named M Nasir’s Suatu Masa Concert - Celebrating 40 Years of Music, the singer hopes to inspire up and coming acts in Singapore and also reach a younger audience. 

For more info about the show, click here.



Andrew Lim

Date: 7 July 2018

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio

Audiences who’ve caught Rani Singam, The Steve McQueens or Chok Kerong live might recognise Andrew Lim, who’s supported all aforementioned acts. This month, you’ll have the opportunity to see the talented guitarist front and centre when he makes his bandleading debut in Artless State, his concert for the Esplanade’s Jazz in July programme.

For more info about the show, click here.


Urban Ventures X

Date: 7 July 2018

Venue: Temple Street

Street party series Urban Ventures returns for its 10th edition this July with a slew of amazing performers of varying genres. Take a breath: there's Subhas, Sobs, Mediocre Haircut Crew, hauste, Oddshore, Causeway Youth, China Jam Reunion and The Chups. The great musical performances aside, it's notable that this will also be the first party in Singapore to be entirely carbon-neutral. 

For more info about the show, click here.



Wicked Aura 

Date: 7 July 2018

Venue: Anaki Records

Wicked Aura are set to celebrate their 15th anniversary on 7 July and they have a night of fun that music fans can’t pass up. Known for their energetic, fun-filled sets, the batucada band look to prove that even after 15 years, they’re still as youthful as ever. There will two openers, SMU Samba Masala and Sintoxicate, and two special guests: Stompin' Ground bassist and Bushmen frontman Syed Mahdzar, as well as weish of sub:shaman and .gif.

Read our interview with frontman Budi here, and for more info about the show, click here.



Xingfoo&Roy 

Date: 7 July 2018

Venue: The Substation 

In celebration of their most recent EP, released in April, emo trio Xingfoo&Roy will be holding an album launch party at The Substation. The album will be played in full and the crowd can also expect them to play other classic XFR cuts. Other local bands Terrible People, Two Seas and Forests will also be opening up for them.

For more info about the show, click here.



Iman (Iman's League), Keisey, Take-Off and more at Ur Not Even Pop Punk

Date: 8 July 2018

Venue: SLED Productions x Decline

Fans of pop-punk are in for a treat! The gig's hefty line-up will feature six local acts: Take-off, Attention! The New Portsdown, Circle Line Kid, Keisey, After Minutes and Iman from Iman's League. These bands will support three other bands from Indonesia and France. Join their mission to protect pop-punk at all costs!

For more info about the show, click here.


Meiting and Goose

Date: 13 July 2018

Venue: Grassroots Book Room

Here’s something you don’t see everyday in our tiny nation-state – musicians touring Singapore. Chinese language musicians Meiting and Goose will be joining forces for five shows in different venues across the country this month. This show, the second of the tour, is special: it’ll be held at a bookstore, Grassroots Book Room, unlike the others which will be at bars. Make time to catch these two bright prospects in Singapore’s Mandopop scene.

For more info about the show, click here.


Wormrot, Marijannah and The Wreckage with Potion

Date: 15 July 2018

Venue: SLED Productions x Decline

Having Wormrot and Marijannah on the same bill is undoubtedly convenient – seeing as how both bands share a guitarist – but don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Besides the beloved grindcore trio and the purveyors of a sludgy, hypnotic blend of classic rock and stoner metal, there will also be local death metal outfit The Wreckage. All three will pave the way for Australian doom metal trio Potion.

For more info about the show, click here.


Terrible People, Cosmic Child, Sobs etc with Irrevocable

Date: 21 Juy 2018

Venue: SLED Productions x Decline 

Filipino pop-punk band Irrevocable will be making their debut in Singapore at Decline this July. Six Singaporean bands who play everything from dream pop to pop-punk will be opening: Long Live The Empire, Fader, Sobs, Cosmic Child, Xingfoo&Roy and Terrible People. Expect one hell of a night as these bands put their best foot forward. 

For more info about the show, click here.



Hanging Up The Moon 

Date: 27 July 2018

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio

Sean Lam’s Hanging Up The Moon will be celebrating the release of their fourth album, It’s All Here Somewhere, this July at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Known for their impeccable live performances, Hanging Up The Moon guarantee a night of unrivalled musicianship and fun. Alexius Cai, Dean Aziz, Victor Low, Darren Ng (aka SONICBRAT) and Andy Chia of SA Trio who have all featured and worked with Sean on the album are expected to perform with him at the album release show as well.  

For more info about the show, click here.


LEW EP launch

Date: 30 July 2018

Venue: Esplanade Annexe Studio

Singer-songwriter LEW released his debut album Lullacry last year, but he hasn’t been resting on his laurels. He’s readying the release of not one but two EPs, ENFJ and There’s Something In My Eye, and will launch both at a pyjama party-themed gig late in the month, where everyone’s invited to come in their bedtime best.

For more info about the show, click here.