Features, Other Writing

Five reasons to live in Singapore

Published in the Financial Times. The world’s second-safest city boasts Michelin-starred street food and good schools   This international trade and technology hub is not much more than a glitzy stopover to some travellers, but expats who call the sunny island home enjoy a high standard of living, with safe streets, efficient transport and delectable cuisine. […]

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Features, Music Journalism

Chinese hip hop and the question of authenticity

China has banned hip hop from mainstream media on the grounds of it being “Western”, “Black” and “decadent”. Is this a valid accusation? What does it say about Chinese society? New state policies have specified a ban on hip-hop culture – including tattoos – from appearing on television. China’s top media regulator – the State […]

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Live Reviews, Music Journalism

Jen Cloher @ Deaf Institute, Manchester, 14.02.18

Head to boot-clad toe in black, Australian Jen Cloher takes centre stage of Manchester’s cosy Deaf Institute. She is flanked by her girlfriend Courtney Barnett on guitar, Bones Sloane on bass and Jen Sholakis on drums. With Cloher’s mullet-cut and layered bangs, coupled with Sloane’s straggly shoulder-length hair and faded plaid shirt, the foursome look […]

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Interviews, Music Journalism

In conversation with Superorganism

An ensemble of eight who piqued the interest of the internet when their first official track ‘Something For Your M.I.N.D.’ blasted them to fame, much of Superorganism remains shrouded in mystery. Ahead of their debut album tour, I was lucky enough to catch up with Harry, the song-writer/ producer/ guitarist of the bonkers psychedelic-pop troupe. […]

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Live Reviews, Music Journalism

Outlook Orchestra @ The Troxy, London, 26.10.17

    The 26thof October saw the fourth and final Outlook Orchestra show of 2017 taking East London by storm. Held at The Troxy – one of London’s grandest concert venues – the show was a commemoration of Outlook Festival’s 10thanniversary of audacious sound system partying. The ambitious celebration of the UK’s sound system and […]

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Advertorials

Little Red Book: Home-grown passions taken beyond borders

THE world knows Singapore as a vibrant destination and bustling business hub. But let’s not forget what makes this nation tick: our people. These are the stories of the Little Red Book, featuring aspiring Singaporean individuals who have taken their dreams and brought it to an international stage. “We designed the Alala brand to go from […]

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