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Watch: Inch Chua's 'Mousedeer' music video

Last year Inch, real name Inch Chua, packed her bags and left the mainland to settle down at Pulau Ubin for four months to seek solitude and gather inspiration. The outcome? Her latest album, Letters to Ubin. ‘Mousedeer’, the record’s first single – inspired by an encounter with the titular creature – is a dreamy track that lays Inch’s soothing pipes over field recordings from the jungle. So it’s only natural that the music video for the tune is an ode to the islet and its wonders. Taking charge behind the lens is Sandra Riley Tang of The Sam Willows, whose direction takes a page out of Pinterest mood boards and Tumblr blogs, with twee-some footage of Pulau Ubin bathed in soft golden hues. Set within the scenic nooks of the island, the clip follows Inch as she wades through tall grass, scale a mountain, lounge in a kampong house, and, of course, dance around a campfire. Cut to the end: night falls and we see a wide-eyed Inch scampering through a forested area, flashing a torch at her surroundings. A representation of the phrase like a deer – or in this case a mousedeer – caught in the headlights? Perhaps. Read our guide to Pulau Ubin to explore the places featured in the music video. ‘Letters to Ubin’ is now available on iTunes and Spotify.

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Upcoming concerts in Singapore

Be prepared to empty your pockets because you're gonna want to book tickets to these concerts happening this year

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New local album releases this June

Take a listen to these local records that're dropping this month 

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Gentle Bones drops second EP, 'Geniuses and Thieves'

When Joel Tan of Gentle Bones dropped his self-titled debut EP in 2014, praises were sung for the 22-year-old. Now, two years later and with a steadily growing fan base as well as two sold-out concerts at the Esplanade, Tan is back with a second record to top it all off. But in Geniuses and Thieves, he’s no longer singing the same tune. His sophomore effort, which soared to the top of the local iTunes chart an hour after it was released last Friday (June 3), departs from Gentle Bones' regular folk-pop material – instead, it settles for thumping beats and alternative R&B-influenced sounds. Besides Tan's own croons, the five-track EP also features the handiwork of violinist Josh Wei, producer Flightsch, and up-and-coming homegrown singer-songwriter Linying, who lends her soothing but crisp vocals to ‘Liar’. Tan has also just released a music video for the track ‘Run Tell Daddy’, the first single off this EP. Check it out below. ‘Geniuses and Thieves’ is now available on iTunes and Spotify. Gentle Bones is at Esplanade Concert Hall on Jun 10 & Jun 11.

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Record stores to check out

We list seven venues to get your vinyl fix

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Best new bars and clubs

Bars and pubs

La Terre

Refined wine and whisky bar

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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LongPlay

Music bar turns mainstream

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

Gemmills

No-frills watering hole in an alley

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

Smoke & Mirrors

The city's best new rooftop with a view 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Bars and pubs

Fu Lin Bar & Kitchen

Yong tau foo relaunched as a nighttime cocktail bar

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Sum Yi Tai

Leering at you from Boon Tat Street with its neon pink-lit lobby is three-storey dining and drinking complex Sum Yi Tai

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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