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From The Archives: The Music Edition

Whether they're local acts or K-Pop royalty, musicians – and the folk working behind-the-scenes – have always been our people. Here, we take a look at the faces and names that have made it into our rock 'n' roll hall of fame for your weekend reading pleasure.
Dara Park: The Original Queen Of K-Pop In The Spotlight
Dara Park was part of one of the most successful K-pop girl groups of the 2010s who still could command a crowd. Just cue the adoration of screaming fans when she popped by in Singapore for the opening of Kate Spade New York’s first-ever global pop-up store at Ion Orchard last March. In August 2019, we got up close and personal with Park and celebrated our first K-cover star.   Read more here. Ginette Chittick Gives Us The Low Down On Singapore's First All-Girl Punk Band
Before Ginette Chittick became the fashion-forward indie queen of the local creative scene, she was in the Singapore’s underground punk scene playing for OG all-girl band Psycho Sonique. In Oct 2019, she educated us on Singapore’s early punk scene and what it meant for women.   Read more here. Jasmine Sokko, Singapore's Visor Wearing Pop Star
She’s our answer to Sia, hiding her face behind a visor as she cranks out addictively jaunty pop tunes on her laptop. Fresh off the success she found on China’s electronic music talent show Rave Now, she wanted all the more to be recognised as our answer to Daft Punk. Jasmine Sokko lifted the mask on her bold music ambitions in an interview in May 2019.   Read more here. Soak Is The Musician Who Wants You To Talk About How You Feel
We got personal during our chat with the 23-year-old Northern Irish indie-folk musician Soak – who addresses mental health and depression with her soul-soothing, coming-of-age anthems – prior to her gig at The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions that happened in Dec 2019.   Read more here. Stella Donnelly Is The Artist Confronting Important Social Issues With Her Music
Another musician we caught up with before The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions was the peachy cute Stella Donnelly who is one of Australia’s buzziest singers of the moment for her folksy tunes.   Read more here. From An Independent Radio Station To Underground Parties: The Mavericks Of Singapore's Music Scene
A vinyl music savant, a guitar-slashing fairy godmother to independent local musicians, a Gen Z all-girl punk band… we profiled five female names in February 2019 who are really tearing up our music industry.   Read more here. Meet Kin Leonn, A Local Musician Creating The Most Dreamy Tracks Inspired By Film
In Dec 2018, we spotlighted Kin Leonn, the artist who was dreaming up soundscapes inspired by films.   Read more here. Here's Why You Need To Keep Your Eyes On Rising Local Musician Ysa Yaneza
Ysa Yaneza who just dropped her newest single, Softly, in February this year might be a familiar name in the indie music scene now. But she was already on our radar as far back as August 2018 when we spotlighted this effervescent rising pop star.   Read more here. Girls Aloud: Up Close With Celine Autumn, Weish, Mars B And More Singapore Songbirds
In February 2019, we got Singapore’s most daring songbirds in sound and style to make a statement in the season’s boyish tailoring and riot of plaid and checks. Peep how musicians like Weish of electronic duo .gif, Huda Hellru and Celine Autumn played models for a day.   Read more here. Singapore Pop Singer Maricelle Wong Is Our Very Own Ellie Goulding
There’s no denying the appeal of the female pop chanteuse/rock star or female-fronted band. Add a dose of rebelliousness, a quirk (or a few) and an indie spirit, and the cool factor goes off the charts. We spoke to pop artist Maricelle Wong in January 2017 to find out more about her debut EP Pursuits.   Read more here. Meet Singapore's Youngest Image Makers Behind The Music Videos Of Our Local Musicians
What exactly goes on behind-the-scenes of a music video? The conceptualisation, the shooting, the editing, and everything in-between. We spoke to two of Singapore’s youngest image makers to find out more about what they do.   Read more here.