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Laneway 2018 was a huge wonderfully executed distraction.   Heading into it was a conflicting idea to me. On one hand, Aidan (as I later found out) and I both had never been to a festival of this calibre, or any at all, so we had no clue what to expect. Additionally, being absolutely honest, […]

Tucked away into a cosy little corner along Crawford Lane, lies a food and beverage establishment by the name of Tolido’s Espresso Nook. Tolido’s are known for their specialty coffee and was first set up by Douglas Tan and his partner who goes by the name of Voon. Radio Heatwave had the opportunity to try […]

The biggest carnival to ever grace Singapore’s shores are right at Marina Bay! From thrilling highlights such as Mach 5, Euro Coster, and Das Fun Schiff to the traditional carnival games like the Star Flyer, Carousell, Bumper Cars and Game booths that makes sure you walk away with some great prizes! The Prudential Marina Bay Carnival […]

                            Toggle Originals launched new drama series, ‘Die Die Also Must Serve’, alongside two other original series, ‘Love Across The Causeway’ and ‘Lonely Fish’. The brand-new series took a fresh approach from the usual army-centric show, as it is themed a horro-dy, […]

Picture this: It’s 2067. A group of retired actors and actresses still cling onto big hopes and dreams as they “settle” themselves into a nursing home. It’s a congregation of zany personalities and wild ambition. They are being taken care by their strict and unforgiving caregiver– Sister Sara. What could possibly go wrong? Let the […]

‘FUN HOME’ by Pangdemonium is a musical about a dysfunctional family in rural Pennsylvania that runs a funeral home, which the family christens as the ‘fun home’. The plot revolves around Alison, the daughter and the eldest amongst the three in her adult years reading her diary from her childhood days and remembering the days […]

Local songbird Lewis Loh launched his 13-track EP Lullacry at The Esplanade’s Annexe Studio early last month, claiming his last full set before leaving to pursue music at Berklee College of Music this weekend. Lullacry – a mash up of the words lullaby and cry encapsulated tunes of love, longing and was the result of many […]

Dubbed “the singing cop” and even “Asian Ed Sheeran”, singer-songwriter Lewis Loh, otherwise known as LEW went viral when the SPF uploaded a video of him singing a National Day theme song on their Facebook page. The video became so popular that even the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong himself took to his own Facebook page to share it, commenting that it was a “beautiful rendition”.

In need of a break? Don’t fret! The groovy tracks (an adventurous and exceptional harmony of Bossa Nova and shoegaze) from band, Specific Islander, will definitely take you on a vacation, even if it is just for a while.

Despite citing “disappointment” as their main influence, emo/math rock band Forests does anything but disappoint. While the three-piece band, consisting of members Darell (bassist and vocalist), Adam (guitarist and vocalist) and Niki (drummer), might seem carefree and jovial through their fun and quirky social media posts, a different side of them is reflected in their music. The quartet released their first EP, “worst beach vacation ever, circa 1997”, in July 2015. The debut EP came with three songs, “who cares really”, “cirrus clouds” and “dakota”.


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