#Community

Music is a vacation for your ears.

This week, our friends at BandLab have curated some music that provides a more laid back approach. Check out these tracks for some good vibes and music that’s beach and vacation ready. Looking for other laid back tunes to chill out to? Explore BandLab here. Read more

#From the Team

Guitars, guitars, guitars. Did we mention the new guitars?

MAY IS “IBANEZ MONTH” AT SWEE LEE.  In honour of the visit by Tim Henson and Scott LePage from Polyphia on May 27th, we're giving anyone who purchases an Ibanez Premium or Prestige guitar the chance to choose from one of 5 great Ibanez MINI pedals—FREE! And just so our 4-string… Read more

#Community

Some of the Musical Gems We Discovered This Month.

We don’t just help people play great music, we like listening to it, too! Check out this showcase our friends at BandLab have pulled together. It’s the very best the BandLab community has made recently—in many different music genres. Made something amazing yourself? Want your tracks to be heard? Create… Read more

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Swee Lee Live & Local Edition one

Band: Knightingale Location: Hood Bar & Cafe Date: April 18th  Music scenes are made by the locals. So we took the opportunity to check out Singapore’s garage-rock trio Knightingale as they took the support spot for American indie rockers Cloud Nothings. It was was a crazy, high-energy show to a full house—and… Read more

#From the Team

So. Much. New. Gear.

So many great new products have arrived at Swee Lee this week, it's hard to know where to start (or stop, for that matter!) But we've been very strict with ourselves and picked out our favourite four. So here goes. Let's start with something very special indeed... Fender Custom Shop… Read more

#From the Team

Acoustic Amps, Electronic Drums And More—New Arrivals This Week

Another week, another shipment of cool new gear at Swee Lee. This time around, we've unboxed the very latest new electronic drums from Roland, seen the return of some very popular acoustic amps and drooled very slightly at the arrival of some awesome new Epiphone guitars that are a throwback to… Read more

#From the Team

Music You Should Know

Nothing inspires like hearing some really great new music. So check out some of the freshest new tunes our friends at BandLab have gathered together for you. Want more music like this? Explore BandLab here. Read more

#From the Team

Keeping Your Guitar Looking and Playing Great.

Buying a guitar is more than a statement telling the world you're a rock n roll star—it's a serious investment. And like anything else you've put your hard-earned money into, you want to keep it working perfectly and looking amazing. So here are a few very simple tips to remember… Read more

#From the Team

This Week’s New Arrivals at Swee Lee

This week, we're pleased to announce the arrival of some cool guitars at very different ends of the price spectrum, yet another brilliant piece of gear from IK Multimedia and a very generous offer from Native Instruments... Ibanez Steve Vai 25th Anniversary "Passion and Warfare" Guitars Steve Vai has been regarded… Read more

#Inspiration

Frank Zappa on Music

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. — Frank Zappa Zappa was an innovator, a prolific musician, and a risk taker. Embark on your own musical journey — check out Swee Lee's products online or… Read more

#From the Team

More New Products Come Marching In!

Well, it's March already. And the flow of amazing new products into Swee Lee doesn't show signs of stopping any time soon! This week, we have some cool Ibanez guitars, a brand new electric guitar string from Elixir, the return of a very popular USB microphone and the chance to… Read more

#From the Team

Guitars and Gear—The Latest Arrivals at Swee Lee!

The Fender American Professional series is already proving to be a big hit, and now we have an even bigger range on offer—more colours and more models to choose from! We also have a very special Stratocaster from the Fender Custom Shop that really does need to be seen and… Read more

#Inspiration

The Best Independent Music Right Now

Click, listen, and be moved. Tired of lifeless tunes on the radio? Fatigued by rehashed playlists at your favourite bars? Perhaps it’s time to pop over to a different channel for inspiration. We’ve cherry-picked some of the freshest tracks from the year’s most prolific artists on BandLab. Check out their… Read more

#From the Team

What’s New at Swee Lee This Week?

This week Swee Lee has some exciting new drums and accessories to check out from Tama, plus a limited edition release of one of the most iconic distortion pedals ever made—The BOSS DS-1. We also see an upgrade to some of our most popular studio monitors... Tama Silverstar Mirage Limited Edition… Read more

#Inspiration

Kurt Cobain on Inspiration

"I've never been a very prolific person, so when creativity flows, it flows. I find myself scribbling on little notepads and pieces of loose paper, which results in a very small portion of my writings to ever show up in true form." — Kurt Cobain Cobain was known for his… Read more

#From the Team

This Week’s New Arrivals at Swee Lee

Every week brings a new round of exciting products to explore at Swee Lee. And this week is no exception! Let's start with the big boys—a couple of incredible guitars from Gibson... Gibson Standard Historic 1959 Reissue Les Paul, Sunrise Teaburst Gloss First up is this beautiful Historic 1959 Les Paul… Read more

#Local Artist Spotlight

Artist Spotlight—Astronauts

Local R&B/Funksters Astronauts are a bunch of busy boys. Their debut single, “Get Close” is now out, they're working on an EP launch, and they've already been booked for the City65 Festival in April. We talked to them ahead of their first-ever Swee Lee session about their origins, influences and… Read more

#Inspiration

Tracks That Inspired Us This Month

Here at Swee Lee, we take joy in all new music, and the unique creativity our customers and blog readers have. This month, our good friends at BandLab have curated a selection of tracks designed to inspire! Listen to them all below. Read more

#From the Team

New Arrivals This Week!

We want you to be the first to know when there are new and exciting products in the Swee Lee online store. And this week, we've got some great ones to share. So we thought we'd show you just a few of the exciting new arrivals we have for you… Read more

#Community

An Update on Swee Lee Competitions

The Swee Lee blog is the place to find all the latest information on our online competitions. At the end of 2016, we ran a competition in collaboration with BandLab to win a S$1000 Swee Lee online shopping voucher. We asked participants to show us what they could do with… Read more

#From the Team

Lifestyle: More Than Just Instruments

Swee Lee is well known as a leading online retailer and distributor of music instruments and pro-audio. We also have many exciting lifestyle products and accessories which are the perfect way to show how much music means to you—or could be a great gift for a muso you know. Check… Read more

#Inspiration

Brian Eno on Collaboration

“Every collaboration helps you grow. With Bowie, it's different every time. The secret of our success is... My strength is that I know how to create settings, unusual aural environments. That inspires him. He catches something, uses it in a surprising way and changes my own perception of it.” –… Read more

#Tutorials

What is Mastering?

You may have heard the term ‘Mastering’ before. Here on the Swee Lee blog, we're going to discuss the art of Mastering, what it is and how you can use it as an artist. What is Mastering? Mastering takes an audio mix and brings it to distribution-quality. It’s the final step… Read more

#Community

Video Preview: Gretsch White Falcon

Watch Swee Lee artist Rosli Mansor playing the American version of the Gretsch White Falcon. Check out the Gretsch Players Edition White Falcon today on Swee Lee - available for S$5,499* The tune being played is the track ‘Venice - The Love Story’ from Mansor’s album—Deeper Than Purple. *All prices… Read more