Umami Records has released some of our favourite hits this year. From Theodora's ultra-smooth '#dlmk' to Of Methodist's dispirited 'Bayfront Stn', they're indeed honey to our ears. In fact, we had the honour to collaborate with the homegrown indie record label to showcase some of their artist and music pals at #EsquireNeighbourhood which garnered favourable responses. Good music does stop (human) traffic.
If you've missed this opportunity to bask in the live sounds curated by Umami Records, head down to #UmamiSounds On The Road to catch three live gigs performed by the next best musicians in Singapore.
#UmamiSounds intents to forge connections between Singaporean artists and overseas audiences and musicians. Thus the record label went on the road, performing at festivals and club gigs in Thailand, Taiwan and Japan. Singapore is, of course, on the map too.
“Having an Umami Sounds stage at these festivals and venues allows us to generate a greater buzz around the artists,” says Umami Sounds Director Clarence Yap.
“We believe in our artists and their music, and that they can form a connection with audiences in the region. We’re also building friendships with musicians so we can collectively cultivate audience interest in music that is coming out of the region.”
At the Singapore leg, newcomer Marian Carmel, along with stage veterans brb. and HubbaBubbas will command the stage at The Crossroads Clarke Quay on 21 November. This is your only chance to catch all three acts at this one-off gig (besides getting your monies worth).
brb. doesn't need an introduction. And we know we're in for a funky time whenever the R&B trio is on the performing line-up. Fresh off releasing a collab single with Japanese dance duo AmPm, we hunched a spontaneous team-up surprise for this gig.
This post-acoustic band will be familiar if you've attended Street of Clans, Singapore Night Festival, and Singapore Writers Festival. Fans can attest to Mervyn Ye's beatboxing skills, which truly liven up the trio's original compositions. Oh, they were awarded the title of ‘Best Cover Artist’ at the inaugural Youth Music Awards too.
The rising Filipino songstress reminds us of Emily King and Lianne La Havas with her breezy vocal. Refreshing. As a Singapore's Noise Music Mentorship Programme and MTV Asia’s Project: Aloft Star top 5 finalists, Carmel's serene productions will surely get you swaying in no time.
This just in! Alternative R&B singer-songwriter MARICELLE will perform at #UmamiSounds as a surprise guest. Using brutally honest music akin to a contemplative exposé of intimate feelings and introspection, be captivated by the subtle lo-fi beats and soulful sonic textures of her melodic delivery.
#UmamiSounds On The Road: Singapore will be held on November 21 at The Crossroads Clarke Quay. For more information and ticketing details, head over to Umami Sounds online page.