Indie-rific Laneway line-up will excite your inner hipster.

The St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Singapore 2011 line-up has dubbed itself the biggest indie music fest in Southeast Asia this year.

The line up: Anna Calvi, Austra, Cults, Feist, Girls, Laura Marling, M83, The Drums, The Horrors, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Toro Y Moi, Twin Shadow, Wu Lyf, Yuck.

We've listed our 7 favourite bands with a couple samples of their music if you're not familiar with some of them. Skip to the next page and take a gander.


Anthony Gonzales is the frontman of this dreamy, electronica act. They've just released their 6th studio album, Hurry Up, We're Waiting. The album's first single, Midnight City, received rave reviews.


Toro Y Moi

Chazwick Bundick's sexy dream wave will get you groovin' on the grass floor at Laneway. This American one-man show has two studio albums; the latest one, Underneath the Pine, is a bit more 'indie rock' than his dreampop debut, Causers of This.



The doctors said this Canadian-born songstress wouldn't be able to sing again after screaming her vocal chords out back in '95. Leslie Feist defied the odds and was successful with her second solo studio album, Let it Die in 2004. Her unmistakeable, soulful voice is as haunting as it is enchanting. Here's a live performance of the single, How Come You Never Go There, from her fourth studio album, Metals.



The two-piece Brooklyn-based indie pop band went straight outta their bedroom and into the big leagues. Their sound is sunny and optimistic.


The Drums

These four Brooklyn boys pay homage to real indie rock. Band members used to play electronica, but they got sick of it. Now they just kick drums and jam on guitars with more of a The Smiths sound than Joy Division.


Anna Calvi

A strong, female rocker of the PJ Harvey variety, Anna Calvi's style is dark and romantic. Her first self-titled album released the beginning of the year got a lot of praise and even got a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize.


Twin Shadow

George Lewis, born in the Dominican Republic is another one man act. His lyrical poetry, soft synth, sexy beat is truly original.