New Music That Pops

Published on 15 February 2017

The Noise Music Mentorship 2016 saw 21 young musical talents go through a six-month mentorship with experienced, professional musicians in collaboration with Thunder Rock School. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect at their final showcase this Saturday.

BY MELANIE LEE

Chasing Daylight

Video: National Arts Council

This budding pop/soft-rock band has no qualms getting in touch with their emotions with songs that explore love and longing. It comprises Yap Wei Chiang, Yap Wei Jin, Hosea Choo, Ian Leong and Aaron Pereira.

 

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Falling Feathers

Video: National Arts Council

Formerly the frontman of pop group JJ and the Paperplanes, singer-songwriter JJ Ong is currently pursuing a solo career. He has an angelic voice with upbeat music that is sure to put a smile to your face.

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Finding Jane

Video: National Arts Council

Get nostalgic with this trio whose music and vibe best captures alternative rock music of the 90s. The band is made up of Keith Leslie Paton Tan, Ismail Teo and Daniel Hgalel.

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Jean Goh Seizure

Video: National Arts Council

Born into a family of performers, Jean performed in the church choir and community events before picking up the guitar as a teenager and writing her own compositions. She describes her songs as “a mix of indie folk, pop and sad crying music”.

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Mars

Video: National Arts Council

Her mellow, soulful vocals belie her 22 years of age, and coupled with music that fuses folk, soul and trip-hop, Mars brings a fresh of breath air with her pensive songs that capture the transition from innocence to adulthood.

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Catch the Noise Music Mentorship 2016 final showcase at “Urban Ventures x House of Noise” on Sat, 18 Feb from 3.30pm – 10.30pm. Click here for more information.

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