ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS) has unveiled its 2021 lineup, representing the region’s best up-and-coming and established music acts alike, from seven participating countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, with Cambodia and Vietnam joining this year.

Joining the Indonesian showcase are indie-math rock quartet eleventwelfth, disco synth pop band Guernica Club, tropical pop duo Irama Pantai Selatan, and indie pop act Sunwich.

Malaysia leans in towards guitar- and electronica-heavy ensembles with two-piece experimental indie rock act LUST, punk band NO GOOD, neo-psychedelic pop/rock outfit Ramayan, and multihyphenate artist Shelhiel.

Hailing from the Philippines, instrumental rock solo artist Gabba, indie rock act Oh, Flamingo!, DJ-producer Pamcy, and live electronic music duo Tarsius will add further variety to the mix.

From Singapore, pop-alternative R&B trio brb., indie pop-rock band M1LDL1FE, and electronica duo .gif spotlight’s the city-state’s thriving indie scene.

Thailand’s lineup includes soul-R&B singer-songwriter Alec Orachi, folk-and-pop fusion act ASIA7, hip-hop artist Réjizz, and “rave n’ roll” band S.O.L.E.

Cambodia’s premiere lineup this year sees the addition of multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Vanthan featuring singer-songwriter and Laura Mam, electronic solo act Daniel Omens, soul-R&B singer-songwriter Sophia Kao, and local hip-hop superstar VannDa.

Joining from Vietnam are Ca Trù-centered electronic act Limebócx, indie electronica quartet Ngầm, ethereal/ambient electronic duo Tiny Giant, and rock band Những Đứa Trẻ (The Children).

Boasting genre-bending styles and multicultural artistic backgrounds, each country’s participating representatives were carefully selected to uphold the organizers’ common goal of placing ASEAN music on the world stage.

“Part of our selection process is assessing the artists’ overall portfolio not just as recording artists but also as performers, which hopefully, through our combined backgrounds and experiences in our respective local industries, help artists gain opportunities regionally and globally,” shared AMS co-founder MC Galang.

AMS 2021 will be held virtually via YouTube on September 11-12, 2021. Find out more information at ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS).