The annual Laneway Festival in Singapore has upheld a tradition of inviting groundbreaking acts from all across Asia — a covenant of sorts that the festival has made with the region.
For their 2018 edition, which already boasts Grammy-nominated acts Father John Misty, Anderson .Paak and The War On Drugs, Laneway will host the following acts from Singapore: reggae artist and bonafide hip-hop emcee MAS1A, neo-soul artist Tim De Cotta, rapper THELIONCITYBOY, post-rock act Amateur Takes Control and dream pop quintet Obedient Wives Club.
On top of this, Malaysia's alextbh, whose bedroom-R&B tales have captivated the region, will perform the festival alongside Indonesia's HEALS and The Ransom Collective, a folk-pop group hailing from the Philippines.
These acts will also join Mac Demarco, Slowdive, Sylvan Esso, Bonobo, The Internet, Billie Eilish, Amy Shark, Loyle Carner, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Moses Sumney.
Most of these acts will be performing in support of new releases, especially Obedient Wives Club, whose latest EP Cinematica received a limited edition release on clear vinyl, and Tim De Cotta with his sprawling debut album, The Warrior. Amateur Takes Control are set to release their comeback EP, ATC EP2, at the end of the month (but you can already stream it here).
Laneway Festival 2018 is set to take place at Gardens By The Bay on January 27th. Tickets available here.