With just a couple of days left until the countdown to BIGSOUND week is over, we take a look at the Singaporean acts set to take over the revered music calendar highlight.

While punters and industry members alike mapping out their stacked itineraries, promising Singapore acts are gearing up to show Australia how it’s done.

2018 saw Ric’s Backyard come to life with acts from the Southeast Asian country. Now, the showcase, Hear65, returns.

This year, the event especially focusses on diversity. Today, we’re taking a good look at our picks for who’s gonna be a hit at BIGSOUND.

Caracal

Post-hardcore legends Caracal have been a staple act in their home country for over ten years. Having supported the likes of Underoath, The Used, Funeral For a Friend and more, they’ve carved quite the loyal following. That following has seen them taking to numerous festivals, including Summer Sonic, in Japan, and they’ve already toured the USA, Canada and Malaysia/

Caracal’s new number ‘Mouth of Madness’ is a testament to their status as one of Singapore’s most respected act.

Hear Caracal’s new track ‘Mouth of Madness:

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Caracal’s Mouth Of Madness Australian Tour

Friday, August 30th

The Workers Club, Fitzroy, VIC

Sunday, September 1st

King Street Crawl, Upstairs at The Marly Newtown, NSW

Wednesday, September 4th

BIGSOUND at Ric’s Big Backyard, Brisbane, QLD

Lincoln Lim

Major musical darling Lincoln Lim has already garnered quite the fanbase here in Australia. Drawing inspiration from Ben Howard, Damien Rice and José González, his latest single has already scored support here and abroad. The track, ‘Losing’ has scored playlisting, being added to Spotify’s New Music Friday AU/NZ.

While this is Lim’s first BIGSOUND appearance, this certainly isn’t his first rodeo here, with the artist regularly venturing down under, steadily building a loyal batch of fans.

Listen to Lincoln Lim’s brand new track ‘Losing’:

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Lincoln Lim’s ‘Losing’ Australian Tour

Sunday, September 1st

King Street Crawl, Upstairs at the Marly Newtown, NSW

Wednesday, September 4th

BIGSOUND at Ric’s Big Backyard, Brisbane, QLD

.gif

Experimental-electronica duo .gif aren’t new on the BIGSOUND block. They first appeared at the festival back in 2016, for the inaugural Hear65 Showcase. Now, they return fresh off the back of impressive levels of support globally.

To date, .gif have scored high praise for VICE‘s Thump, EARMILK, and Indie Shuffle. Impressively, .gif have also copped musical comparisons to heavyweights Portishead, Little Dragon and Björk.

Check out .gif with ‘Juvenile’:

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.GIF’s Australian Tour

Sunday, September 1st

King Street Crawl, Upstairs at the Marly Newtown, NSW

Wednesday, September 4th

BIGSOUND at Ric’s Big Backyard, Brisbane, QLD

BIGSOUND 2019 kicks off next week in Brisbane. For all festival and conference information visit the official BIGSOUND website.