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22 Mar 2017 - 1:24 PM  UPDATED 22 Mar 2017 - 1:24 PM

Pentagon in Thailand

Pentagon, the fledgling boy-band from South Korea's Cube Entertainment (Hyuna, BtoB), who debuted just last year will be playing their first Thai show on April 1, 2017! Get your tickets! 

The Thai newcomers to check out (singing in English

My Life As Ali Thomas

We’ve talked about these guys before, when they released their single Lover to Lover. These folk-rockers are led by the talented Kanyapark "Pie" Wuttara and have been doing the rounds for a couple of years. Their debut album "Paper" was released late last year. Fingers crossed for world domination in 2017.

Check them out:

Penny Time

Citing influences from Jimi Hendrix to Fugazi, these Bangkok indie-rockers are starting to make some noise on the music scene, and 2017 could be their big breakthrough. The band's last two singles “Conversating” and “For Her” have both shot up the Thai Charts. We’re looking forward to more good things from these guys. A debut EP is slated for later this year.

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Phum Viphurit

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We’ve had our eyes on this New Zealand-raised singer-songwriter for a while now. Still only 21, Phum is about to release his debut album of easy-listening folk. The nine tracks will include recent hit “The Art of Detaching One’s Heart” featuring Jenny & The Scallywags, which take an ironic look at the unavoidability of heartbreak. Of course, Phum’s surprisingly powerful vocals remain front and center offering plenty of 1960s crooner vibes.    

Jelly Rocket 

The all-girl trio’s long-awaited debut album was released last week. It's got 10 tracks of catchy synth-pop, which the band describes as being like their diary. Recent single "This is Real" sets the tempo, reviving '80s synth-pop in all its kitschy glory.

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Henri Dunant

Henri Dunant is the stage name of a former contestant on The Voice Thailand. With its upbeat, trip-hop feel, Singer Nattawut “Max” Jenmana’s debut single "Nick of Time" sounds like nothing else on the local music scene and we love it! We’re also hoping the rumors are true that there may be a full album coming up in 2017.

LITE Live in Bangkok

One of the legendary bands in Japan's indie rock scene, LITE is playing live in Bangkok. The math rock band has been termed, "one of Japan's top instrumental rock acts." They play regularly around Tokyo and have toured Europe and the States. If you love rock instrumentals and alluring sounds, this is a show you don't want to miss. LITE Live in Bangkok 2017 will be on March 25, 2017 at Live RCA, Bangkok.

Pitbull is Back in Town

That’s right, Mr Worldwide aka Pitbull will be back in town, with concert promoters BEC-Tero this year. The show will take place on May 25 at Impact Arena. Ticket costs range from 2,500 baht to 3,500 baht and are available online now via Thaiticketmajor.

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