La Dispute announce exclusive Southeast Asian show in Singapore

Other Sounds are proud to present the first ever live performance in Asia for Michigan’s experimental post-hardcore group La Dispute, who will be showcasing their raw and emotive sounds in Singapore on Thursday, 5 June 2014 at The Substation Theatre.

La Dispute formed in 2004 and since then have released two albums, including their astonishing debut release Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair and the emotionally charged Wildlife.

Following a number of EPs and splits with bands such as California’s Touché Amoré and acoustic folk-punk songwriter Koji, the band are now gearing up to release their upcoming album Rooms of the House.

The new album, which is available to stream now via Noisey, has already garnered critical acclaim from the likes of Alternative Press, who have called it “a success on all levels” in their perfect 5-star review of the album.

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[spacer height=”10px”]La Dispute’s first show in Singapore will be supported by local post-hardcore act False Plaintiff who have recently been selected as one of the top-eight finalists for this years Baybeats Festival.

The band have been making impressive strides since releasing their latest effort, Well Then, I Guess It’s Time To Move On, in June 2013.[spacer height=”10px”]

La Dispute live in Singapore

with False Plaintiff
The Substation Theatre
Thursday, 5 June 2014
$45 (early bird (SOLD OUT)), $55 (standard)

Tickets are available now via Peatix.

By Ale Launech

Baybeats Auditions finalists announced

Baybeats Auditions has just announced the eight finalists that will be playing at this year’s Baybeats Festival.

Following two rounds of auditions, the final eight bands make up an eclectic line-up of some of Singapore’s most promising alternative acts to feature at the festival alongside other alternative local, regional, and international acts.

Baybeats announces finalists for 2014 auditions

The bands, which include Other Sounds favourites Lost WeekendStopgap, and wyd:syd, will now take part in a four-month mentorship with judges Bani Hidir (53AB-Quartet), Daniel Sassoon (In Each Hand A Cutlass), and producer Leonard Soosay.

These eight finalists are the first acts to be announced on the Baybeats line-up, with the announcement expected to be released in the next month.

Check out our gallery of snaps taken from last year’s festival!

Baybeats 2014 finalists:

Attention! The New Portsdown
False Plaintiff
Lost Weekend
The Livid Sun

[spacer height=”10px”]Baybeats Festival 2014
27-29 June 2014
Esplanade, Theatres By the Bay

By Ale Launech