Bandwagon Review of Into the Ether EP Release Show


Bandwagon has published its review of the EP launch show. You can read it here.

Some extracts here:

Lunarin has always been poised on a balance between earthiness and ethereality. Amidst a voluptuous swell of serrated guitar, galloping bass and sledgehammer drums, Linda sounds like she’s cooing a hole into the stratosphere. Live, that dynamic is spellbinding to behold. Celestial pop with the force of a battle-axe – that was given to an eagerly arms-outstretched audience.

With an established band, there’s always the prominence of legacy that has to be acknowledged. Lunarin’s performance was as much a nod to its past as it was a stock-taking of its present. That’s why the older songs were rapturously received. Listening to ‘Zero Point Red’and ‘Coralline’ in 2019 is surreal. Even though everything’s changed and it seems that we now stand under a different solar system, the stirring power of those songs prevailed, just like the band’s collective ability to summon it. 

Rock music’s most common veneer is the communal ecstasy, lighter-waving splendour and ease with which its sources lend themselves to deification. But it wasn’t like that with Lunarin. How do/can you do that with a band which cannot be bothered less with that type of validation? How can you worship a band whose music’s foundational aim is to affirm the human element in the abstraction that is humanity? 

Taking in the discography-spanning thrall of new gems such as ‘Bruises’ and ‘Rage’, as well as name-making ones like ‘The Chrysalis’and ‘Right of Sleep’, produced a different emotional valence than pounding beers and “rocking out” normally does. There was a catharsis here – but it was not hollow or merely sensual. After all, the proceeds of the show were channeled to the homegrown charity, Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME). 

We are very overwhelmed. Thank you.

Into The Ether EP Launch Show - THANK YOU


Thank you everyone for coming to the show despite the rain. It was wonderful to see old and new faces in the crowd. We may not be a band that generates mass appeal, but it was so heartening to hear people come up to us and tell us how much the music means to them. At the end of the day it really doesn't matter if we play to 60 people or just 6. It really is all about the music.

Our friend Kevin Mathews published a note shortly after the show which made us tear. Here it is, if you'd like to read it too. 

Over the weekend we have been tagged in various photographs on Facebook and on Instagram. Thank you thank you thank you. We now have a plethora of new profile pics to choose from!

Our list of people we are grateful for goes on:

1. Clare Lee - What can we say? We are in her debt. From coming up with the art to accompany the songs, to helping us with the poster, decal design, digital booklet, to giving us great advice on branding, promotion and finally sharing her art pieces and helping us man the merchandise booth. Thank you for your great support, encouragement and talent!

2. Victor Ong - The show would not have been complete without the stunning visuals that he came up with. He spent the whole of November and December 2018 preparing for this and the results were outstanding. He has been a mainstay in so many of our projects in the past - much love.

3. Pei Lin and Amanda from Asia PR Werkz - Once every 8 years we call on our friend Pei Lin to help with PR and she would do so on a pro bono basis and even refuse our gifts of beer. Sweet Amanda helped us tirelessly on this journey despite the short time frame and limited appeal of this project. We know we can't afford your professional fees. We hope you can accept our everlasting gratitude and further offers of (unlimited) beer.

4. Kevin Mathews - He was the first to review our EP and the first to review the show. We have known him for a long time now - the music brought us together. His keen love for music is so heartfelt that we have nothing but pure admiration for him. Thank you so much Kevin. We hope to catch up with you more often from now onwards!

5. Annabelle, Dani, Corrie and the rest of the crew from Esplanade - What can we say? They are pure class. It has always been a pleasure to play there and we hope to be back

6. Indran - We met him only recently but already there was a connection because of his earnestness and honesty about music. It is very rare to meet a writer who has a genuine love for music. Indran is one of those rare individuals. We hope, for his sake and ours, that the light in him never goes out (sorry Morrissey).

We will be meeting up with the good people from Home to pass them the sale proceeds of tickets. We will provide an update on that on our social media platforms.

In the meantime, here is a  playlist of videos taken by our friend Timothy Low during the show, if you'd like to see.

Hopefully this will not be the last you will hear of us!

Interview on Bandwagon


Linda and Kah Wye met up with Indran Paramasivam of Bandwagon and did an in-depth interview of the EP. You can read it here. Our show on 12 Jan 2019 is also listed on hear65 list of gigs to catch in January 2019.  Tickets are available here.

"Into the Ether" Listed as Top 20 Singaporean Music Releases of 2018


Our EP has been listed as one of the top 20 best Singaporean music releases of 2018 by the good people at Bandwagon and Hear65.  Read the full article  here.

Here's what they have to say:

The first Lunarin opus in six years exists in a world monumentally different than the one its predecessor resounded in. That real-time shock is the visceral currency that Into the Ether proffers the listener. A piercing, indignant, blood-speckled scream is the emotional throughline that burns within this emphatically virtuosic set. The stakes are life-or-death; the world is inverted, but frontwoman and principal songwriter Linda Ong, guitarist Ho Kah Wye and drummer Loo Eng Teck never slip into the passive and nullifying mode of downcast morosity.

This trio doesn’t lament. Its essence is interrogative and regenerative. Its tripartite attack on the powers invested in systems of abuse and disenfranchisement is glorious and vaporising but, above all else, destined for the purifying waters of cleansing and renewal. A hope for better days underlies the scream – and nothing is more powerful and poignant than that. Long will these songs live – because we need them.

The EP is currently available on all digital platforms.

We will be performing the songs live at the EP launch show on 12 Jan 2019. Tickets are available here.

"Into the Ether" EP Launch Concert on 12 January 2019


So it's finally time! We managed to clean the dust off our instruments to play a one-night only concert at the Esplanade Annexe Studio on Saturday 12 Jan 2019 at 8 pm. We will be playing song from the Chrysalis, Duae, the Midas Sessions and some B sides as well as songs from our new EP. Clare will also be showcasing her art.

All sale proceeds will go to  Humanitarian Organization of Migration Economics (HOME).

We would love to spend an evening with you beautiful people.

Tickets are available  here.

Liberty Debris


To celebrate our friend Clare’s studio warming, ET and Linda will be performing a short acoustic set, featuring songs from our new EP on 8 Dec 2018. Expect an evening of art, music and drinks. Send message to Clare on her Instagram account  to RSVP.  This is a private event and venue details will only be released the day before.

New EP "Into the Ether" Out Now


The new EP Into the Ether is officially released on all digital platforms today! The band spent 5 years working on the songs and spent the whole of 2017 recording it.

You can access the labour of love on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp and download the digital booklet here.

The songs are mixed by David Bottrill (King Crimson, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins) and mastered by Adam Ayan (Pearl Jam, Lana Del Rey, Incubus).

Singapore artist Clare Lee created paintings for each song off the EP.

The Flood

Thank you everyone for helping us on this project! The band will be performing at the Esplanade Annexe Studio on 12 Jan 2019. More details soon.


Lunarin is a 3-piece alternative rock band hailing from Singapore. Consisting of Linda Ong (Bass/Vocals), Ho Kah Wye (Guitars) and Loo Eng Teck (Drums/Vocals), the trio were friends since 1993. They started a 4-piece band called Fuzzbox in 1995 before exploring a darker progressive sound as Lunarin in 2003.

The band was highly prolific in the Singapore gig scene in the 2000s, playing numerous shows and gaining a reputation in the underground for their tight and intense live shows. The trio have been compared to heavy acts such as Tool, A Perfect Circle and Soundgarden while their softer sound has been attributed to Linda Ong’s deep affinity to female singer-songwriters such as Faye Wong, Tori Amos and P J Harvey.

The trio released their debut album “The Chrysalis” in 2006, their second full-length album “Duae” in 2010, and an acoustic album named “The Midas Sessions” in 2012. 

Friends of the band know that the trio have always had difficulty focusing on music due to their day jobs and families – Loo and Ong are trained lawyers and Ho is an engineer by profession – and this proved true when the band went on hiatus in 2012 due to Ong’s pregnancy. This break extended when drummer Loo Eng Teck went on to have 2 children as well.

The band returns in 2018 with a new EP titled “Into the Ether”. Consisting of songs written during the 5 years when they were on hiatus and recorded when Ong was pregnant with her second child, “Into the Ether” was recorded by the band in Singapore, mixed by acclaimed music producer David Bottrill and mastered by Grammy winning mastering engineer Adam Ayan. The band collaborated with Singapore artist Clare Lee on this release, who created the accompanying artwork for the songs.



Into The Ether


  • Rage
  • Bruises
  • The Flood

The Midas Sessions


  • Ghost
  • Right of Sleep
  • Zero Point Red (Acoustic)
  • 22
  • Midas (Acoustic)
  • The Chrysalis (Acoustic)
  • Coralline (Acoustic)
  • Wednesday
  • Serpentine (Acoustic/Live)*
  • Isobel*



  • For Apollo
  • Midas
  • Zero Point Red
  • Saturn
  • Red
  • Coralline
  • Icarus Rising
  • Serpentine
  • To Forget
  • The Sky (Algiers)
  • Solus Nebula
  • The Inquisition

Little Pieces (EP)


  • Absolution
  • Ligeia (Acoustic Live)
  • Absolution (Director's Remix)

The Chrysalis


  • Eclipse
  • Dry
  • Ligeia
  • Shiver
  • Medusa
  • Ariel
  • Silverpiece
  • The Tower
  • Usher
  • The Chrysalis

2-Track EP


  • Ariel (Acoustic)
  • Dry (Acoustic)


Singapore, SG


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