Add These Asian Indie Artists To Your Feel-Good Playlists | Clozette


Finally got over that LSS and now bored with your current tunes? If you think that your perpetually on-repeat playlist has gone too dull to enjoy (at least for now), perhaps it’s time to widen your horizons and look for other songs to love. This time, instead of turning to your mainstream international hits, try listening to local acts in the region for a change. Who knows? You might just chance upon your next all-time fave jam. For those looking for cool beats to chill to, these Asian indie artists are a definite must-add to your playlists.


Awesome City Club



With their signature city-pop sound, this four-member Japanese band formed back in 2013 gradually gained prominence in the country’s indie scene. Awesome City Club's funk-infused tempos reminiscent of vintage pop are as bright and colourful as their aesthetic. There’s no better way to start your day than by getting your groove on with their feel-good Japanese tracks.


LambC



If you’re more into soft melodies, then LambC is a South Korean artist you definitely must listen to. Though a soloist, LambC, or Kim Lam, frequently collaborates with other small musical acts. The sweet and relaxing vibe of his songs are definitely the type one would love to listen to during a spring morning. Tuning in to his compositions would make you feel like you’re in your own K-drama.



Freckles



Because Freckles has been performing for 16 years now, you could say that this four-piece band is a veteran in the Taiwan indie scene. Bubbly and bright acoustics are their thing. So, if ever you need a quick pick-me-up, just pop on your earphones and let their lead vocal’s gentle voice lift up your soul.



The Impatient Sisters



The Impatient Sisters isn’t just a name for them. This three-woman band is formed by actual biological siblings. If you love Of Monsters and Men and you’re into acoustic vibes infused with folk elements, this Malaysian indie band is for you. The harmonious vocals of the sisters combined make for quite a whimsically relaxing tune. 



Disco Hue



For those looking for Asian indie artists with more pop-sounding vibes, Disco Hue is worth checking out. Their interesting mix of futuristic synth-pop that’s reminiscent of the disco era brings something fresh to Singapore’s local music scene. Dance off to the quartet’s upbeat and retro sounds and laugh your night away.



Mellow Fellow



Unlike most musical acts, Filipino artist Mellow Fellow shies away from the stage. According to him, his music is best listened to online. Mellow Fellow’s songs are chill, but his deep-hitting bass lines keep them from being too flat. If you’re into nostalgic vibes, this one’s for you. 



Phum Viphurit



Thai singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit’s charm lies not only in his boy-next-door appeal but also in his groovy beats. With his funky tunes, his presence in the international indie scene has become far from low-key. Looking for a catchy jam? Hit play on one of his songs for a fun time.


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Having a hard time putting together an outfit for the nth time? If shopping for more clothes isn’t an option, why don’t you let the stars lead your way? That’s right. Who knows? You might just find inspiration on what colour or style to wear. The movement of the sun, the moon, or a star in our mysterious universe could very well be your guide for today’s look. So feel the energy of the cosmos and follow the signs. Here are the best pieces of fashion advice to follow based on your zodiac sign.


Aries


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The Aries lady likes to show her confidence so it would only make sense if she also dresses to be recognised. The best way to do this is to choose a colour that can definitely make you stand out. The easiest pick is, of course, red. Be like Miss Universe Catriona Gray who chose to wear red in a sea of platinum gowns.  


Taurus


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The Taurus woman is well-connected with nature and the Earth. She enjoys routines and doesn’t mind following a schedule on a daily basis. Because of this, Tauruses wouldn’t say no to an outfit they know they can rely on every day. Invest in a little black dress, which you can style up or down depending on your mood or inspiration. 



Gemini


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Busy Gemini girls are so dedicated to whatever passion project they are doing that they most likely wish they could clone themselves to cover more of the job. Because of this, Geminis need clothes that are trendy but are also easy to work in. What better wardrobe piece to pick than a pair of fashionable track pants that ensure our hardworking Gemini is not only comfortable but also looks super good while wearing it?



Cancer


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Being a water sign, a Cancer is amazingly fluid and can easily navigate through life no matter the situation. Match this personality by wearing clothes that you can wear from day to night. Try on a sexy slip dress paired with a nice blazer for day time. And then easily just take off the outerwear when it’s time for drinks with the girls. 


Leo


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The lion might be the king of the jungle, but Leos are obviously the queens when it comes to statement-making fashion. The Lion Lady enjoys eye-catchingly unique pieces. A fringed bag is definitely a must-have.



Virgo



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Ever the perfectionist, the Virgo lady never leaves the house not made up. Our Virgo girlfriends always look so polished wearing the perfect top, bottoms and accessories. They prove that when it comes to fashion, you can rely on a Virgo to make the right choices. With its clean lines and sophisticated silhouette, a sleek jumpsuit is their go-to. 



Libra


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Always a lady of balance, the Libra girl can be relied on to create an outfit that’s perfectly in sync with her mood. Expect constant outfit changes with this girlfriend but also expect a style aesthetic that’s truly her own. If you're a Libra, we're sure you know that mixing and matching different prints and textures is right up your alley. 



Scorpio


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Scorpios are all about passion so expect her to wear clothes that make her confidently sexy. Show a bit of skin by wearing sheer clothing, a well-constructed top or a dress that shows your décolletage. 



Sagittarius


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The Sagittarius girl is a bookish type who enjoys the constant pursuit of knowledge. Which is why it is best to complement this personality with a style that's just as smart. Don’t say no to a well-fitting flannel top paired with flared pants that scream campus cutie.



Capricorn


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The Capricorn woman is well in-tune with her emotional side. Caring and sensitive, her fashion style runs along the lines of sweet and girly. So indulge your feminine side when shopping and choose a nice floral ensemble that we know you’ll love.



Aquarius


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Ladies under this air sign are caring, dutiful and are known humanitarians. It’s easy to dress an Aquarius because she’s more concerned about saving the Earth than finding the right top to wear. A nice shirt is all this woman needs to keep her happy. 



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When it comes to fashion, nothing spells “lazy chic” better than incorporating your sexy slip dress into your ensemble. A slip dress may be an odd choice for a fashion staple, but this sexy yet comfortable piece can definitely make for a versatile piece for the office with just a couple of tweaks. Curious? Here are a few tips on how to pull it off.  


Wear it with a blazer


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Soften the boxy look of a blazer by choosing to wear a slip top or dress underneath. This combo perfectly complements each other, mixing dressiness with a feminine and sultry vibe. If you'd like to wear it for casual Fridays, you can switch your tailored bottoms with a pair of your favourite jeans or a denim skirt.  

Try a jacket


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If you're in the creative field, this combo is the ultimate soft and hard mix since you’re basically pairing something feminine with a touch of beefcake fashion. To pull off this look, choose a dark, neutral-coloured slip dress (black is ideal) so it goes well with the earthy tones of the camo jacket. Wear your favourite sneakers to tie the look together. 

Wear it as a skirt


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Get away with wearing a slip dress or top for the office by nicely layering it with your favourite button-down shirt or a dressy top and wear it like a skirt. The combination exudes fun and sexiness, totally spicing up your corporate attire. It's perfect for any type of top and kicks, too!

Layer with a cute pullover


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Lastly, take notes from K-style and pair your slip dress with a cute pullover for a chill yet still stylish day at the office. Complete the look by wearing pretty pumps or strappy sandals to still maintain a dressy appeal. And then tie the look together with minimal accessories and a boxy hand clutch to provide some contrast. Voilà! A comfy yet chic outfit.


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