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  • LIFESTYLE

    Footloose and fancy-free

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 17/03/2019

    » Over the past decade, Beirut's Zach Condon has been a go-to guy for what I like to refer to as "speciality indie rock". This is just a fancy way of saying that the music is unlike your typical indie sound. Beirut are masters when it comes to injecting world music elements into their repertoire, which has accumulated into a sizeable discography since their 2006 debut Gulag Orkestar. And although the boys may have faltered somewhat with previous effort No No No, they're back stronger than ever with their latest, Gallipoli.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The sharpest tool in the shade

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 27/01/2019

    » We're not even a full month into 2019 and it seems like the Thai indie music scene is already readying itself for another year of solid offerings. Leading the pack is none other than The Dumbs, a Winai Kitcharoenjiranont solo project. If that name doesn't ring a bell, Winai is one of the co-founding members of The Charapaabs, an elderly-themed concept band who's bestowed upon us a series of memento mori-inspired cuts like Funeral Party, Annual Check Up and Hello Monday. (Side note: keep an eye out for a review of their long-awaited debut LP, Maha Moradok, coming next Sunday.) He's also the brain behind TypeThai, a popular Facebook page and a YouTube channel that celebrates-slash-satirises Thai idiosyncrasies in all their glory.

  • LIFESTYLE

    More play, please

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 21/10/2018

    » While a compilation of cover songs is not an earth-shattering concept by any stretch of the imagination, a good one does have the power to bridge the gap between eras and connect/re-connect generations of artists as well as listeners. Conceived in 2009 by the Thai media conglomerate GMM Grammy to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Play Project gave rock-leaning artists a chance to cover their favourite tunes in their own playful style. Its first edition saw the likes of Bodyslam, Potato, Clash and Paradox reinterpreting a range of Thai pop classics including Bird Thongchai's Sia Dai, Mai Charoenpura's Sia Jai Dai Yin Mai and Nantida Kaewbuasai's Lakorn Chaak Sud Tai.

  • NEWS

    Journey to the top

    Brunch, Duangkamol Panya, Published on 03/06/2018

    » On the surface, Chanon Santinatornkul may pass as a cliché teen idol molded with just the right degree of charisma and looks to fit in the showbiz world. But beneath the exterior lies an actor who is deeply passionate about acting. At only 22 years of age and having already experienced success in television and film, the star, whose role in Chalat Gaem Goeng (Bad Genius) propelled him to international stardom, is taking another step towards a career goal. Now that he's packing up and leaving Bangkok to film a TV series in China for a few months, Chanon's list of achievements seems only set to grow.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Nun the wiser

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 27/05/2018

    » How wonderful to be back in the Land of Smiles after my week-long sojourn to Italy, as documented in this column last week.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Top of the Pops

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 29/04/2018

    » Pentatonix/ PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I

  • LIFESTYLE

    Emotions Run Deep

    Brunch, Chanun Poomsawai, Published on 25/03/2018

    » Rasmee Isan Soul/ Arom

  • LIFESTYLE

    If the face fits ...

    Brunch, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 11/03/2018

    » Once the dream for many women was to become an actress. Now topping the list of ambitions is to become a beauty influencer; to be part of the glamorous realm where one dolls up to attend cosmetics events and receive goody bags with items to overload the beauty wardrobe, and then do reviews or tutorials on YouTube.

  • LIFESTYLE

    One size does not fit all

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 04/03/2018

    » Twenty years ago, people would get excited when a western newspaper praised Thai food as a new sensation. Foreign tourists visiting Thailand were very much impressed by what they ate here. The number of Thai restaurants overseas sharply increased, signaling the newfound popularity of our cuisine.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Zero To Hero

    Brunch, Published on 25/02/2018

    » D Gerrard/ Zero EP

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