The Temper Trap: “It’s great to go to different places to experience different cultures!”Posted May 5th, 2013 At 6:00 pm By MTV ASIA
Text and interview: Lennat Mak
The Temper Trap are on a roll. With the release of their self-titled second album in 2012, the band – Dougy Mandagi, Lorenzo Sillitto, Jonny Aherne, Toby Dundas and and new member Joseph Greer – has been on a whirlwind tour around the world.
With their first appearance in Philippines for Wanderland 2013 and their first acoustic show in Singapore for MTV Sessions, we did a quick dial to guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto to see how the band is prepping for their forthcoming shows, their experience with music festivals and more!Read more >>
Greyson Chance: “Playing live for a small group of people, that’s what music is about to me.”Posted November 30th, 2012 At 5:02 pm By MTV ASIA
Text and interview: Natalie Yeo
15-year-old Greyson Chance sure has grown up to be a fine young man. First entering the limelight in 2010 after his cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”, Greyson already has one album, a newly released EP and an upcoming new album to his name.
Compared to his older songs “Waiting Outside The Lines” and “Unfriend you” off his debut album Hold On ‘Til The Night, which carried youthful desire and curiosity, Greyson’s new musical direction showcases a more mature and conceptual approach, as evident on his new songs “Sunshine & City Lights” and “Leila” (just to name a few) off his new EP Truth Be Told – Part 1.
All pumped and ready to show the world how he has grown over two years, Greyson had a chat with us before he took the MTV Sessions stage. Read on to find out more about his new EP, who “Leila” really is, his inspirations and his cereal eating habits!Read more >>
Russian Red: “The only instrument that I really play is my voice. That’s the only instrument that I truly control.”Posted October 18th, 2012 At 5:07 pm By MTV ASIA
For Spanish indie songstress Lourdes Hernández, landing in Singapore from Switzerland and playing an exclusive showcase on the same day was no easy feat. However, the folk-pop-rock performer still had it in her to laugh it off: “Actually, I just looked at myself in the mirror and I am completely pallid. My lips are white! It’s like I have no color. But it is fine; it’s exciting to do this, as long as you’re young!”
Known affectionately by her stage name, Russian Red, and known for her soulful, classic-contemporary sounds that won her the MTV EMA 2011 award for Best Spanish Act, Lourdes reveals more about her upcoming new album, her influences and experiences in composing and talks about falling in love and her love for sports!Read more >>
Russian Red: “When you do music, you just write music and tell your stories and think of nothing else.”Posted September 19th, 2012 At 7:32 pm By MTV ASIA
Calling all the way from Madrid, Spain, Lourdes Hernández, better known as Russian Red, took a few moments to chat with MTV Asia prior to her arrival in Singapore for MTV Sessions on September 30, 2012. Read on to find out more about Lourdes and get a glimpse of what is to come at MTV Sessions!Read more >>
SnackyD VS Dick “The Rampage” JohnsonPosted September 7th, 2012 At 6:44 pm By MTV ASIA
Singapore was recently blessed with a “living legend”, in case you didn’t know! The real Kyle Patrick, aka SnackDragon, aka SnackyD was in town to record MTV Sessions. He’s without a doubt one of the nicest guys I’ve met since I started here at MTV Asia. If his inspirational ode to get up and ‘Go For Gold’ doesn’t make you want to stand up, bang your head against the wall and conquer the world, you’re not human! We decided to invite him on The MTV Show to go mano e mano with another living legend, Dick “The Rampage” Johnson. What followed was truly EPIC.
You could cut the testosterone in the air as I witnessed the two titans, The Rampage and SnackyD square off in 3 games of skill, which sadly are not yet Olympic events.Read more >>
Kyle Patrick: “Is this really my life now?”Posted September 6th, 2012 At 6:55 pm By MTV ASIA
Call him a boy next door or one with desirable hair, Kyle Patrick (front-man of The Click Five) was the featured artist for the third installment of MTV Sessions which took place at Waterfront Studios, Resorts World Singapore earlier in August.
Decked in a bright red shirt, black skinny jeans and high-cuts, Kyle walked into the room, proving personable by extending his hand to greet everyone personally. Carrying an air of positivity, he cheerfully proceeded with the interview.
Shaking off the dark shades of black, dark blue and grey, Kyle brings new energy and color to his solo journey as a budding artist. Read on to find out more as he talks about his new EP, what he loves about the music industry and about his hopes to settle down and whether he is really who he portrays himself to be!Read more >>
James Morrison: “I don’t want to write little pop songs. I want them to mean something.”Posted April 16th, 2012 At 3:18 pm By MTV ASIA
Text and Interview: Natalie Yeo
For an artist who went through life where “The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore”, played with “Broken Strings,” decided that “(He) Won’t Let You Go” and recognized that the only way is “Up”; James Morrison sure knows how to bring soul to life.
He’s not about making his music sound cool, neither is his objective to get his songs on the radio. He simply wants to share his deepest emotions through his music and hopes for his listeners to understand who James Morrison is as a person and an artist through every song.
Before he took the stage for MTV Sessions at Waterfront Studios, Resorts World Singapore, James shared his thoughts about his new album, his songs, and his vulnerability and talked about his daughter, Elsie. Read on to have a glimpse of James’ wit, his personality and to top it all off, find out little trivia facts along the way such as what kind of fruit juice he loves!Read more >>