This coming Saturday, Fred Perry Singapore shows us how a proper Pre-Record Store Day Party is done. In the seasoned-for-cool bounds of Chye Seng Huat Hardware, they’re bring junkies like Choice Cuts Goods + Coffee, The Analog Vault, KittyWu Records and Hear Records together in the spirit of vinyl. Come ready to find gold in those crates.
Of course, what would a party for Record Store Day mean without a worthy sound? We have on deck and stage Candy Says, Drem (Matteblacc), Ffion and These Brittle Bones. Scroll on for more about each artist.
You’re lying if you say you haven’t attempted a #sleeveface while browsing those epic works of art.
Vinyl junkie, local DJ and record store manager KiDG (Robin Chua) of Vinyl Of The Day unveils his collection of hilarious, striking and borderline provocative vinyl sleeve takes in a full-blown exhibition.
Also, the visual art and literary aficionado in everyone will be gratified with a nifty Book and Zine Club setup, helmed by indie bookstore BooksActually and risograph studio Knuckles & Notch.
FRED PERRY RECORD RALLY happens on Saturday, 15 April 2017 from 4pm till 12am, at Chye Seng Huat Hardware, 150 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207563.
If this get-together is a mere foreshadowing of the actual Record Store Day, we can’t wait to see what 22 April looks and sounds like.
Candy Says is a pair of indie DJs, formerly of 4imaginaryboys. The DJ twosome have played in music festivals, clubs, and outdoor bars.
The often-dusted vinyls on Candy Says’ turntables cover alternative rock, indie electronica, shoegaze, folk, punk, post-punk, and the occasional Kanye.
Born in Manila, raised in Singapore and immersed in the San Francisco scene, Drem (read Popwire’s For The Record by Dre Reyes here) brings his style of true school hip hop, deep soul and funk straight to the platter turntablist- style.
An avid vinyl collector and digger still on the quest for that rare 45, he continues to push on the sound on the soul tip movement in which he defines himself in all one catch phrase, ” I’m anything soul.”
Having put out his first release at the age of 12, electronic singer/songwriter from the UK, Chris aka These Brittle Bones gained the attention of London-based industry professional Jonny Taylor who became his manager in the same year.
Now 18, Chris has since been signed to Kobalt Music Publishing & Believe Digital and will be releasing his latest single and music video for ‘Healing’ by mid-2017, which sees the musician taking bold steps forward with his electronic material.
Known for her chill vibes & melancholic vocals, Ffion (Read Popwire’s Stocktake Of Ffion’s R&B Releases Not To Be Missed here) documents her life in forms of songs, in hopes people may find a way to relate to them.
Ffion is currently under the NOISE Mentorship program & has hopes of playing her music overseas. The British vocalist may be a newcomer to the scene in Singapore, but with plans to release an EP by July 2017, itʼs clear there is more to be expected from her.