by Shazwan Zulkiffli

Music For Cars by The 1975

The 1975  cemented their place in the indie rock hierarchy when their second record I Love It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of remedied with contemporary music fans worldwide. That record is one beast to beat, but we are confident that Matt Healy is able to come up with something as tragic and heartbreaking as his previous works – or better.

Combat Sports by The Vaccines

Once lauded as one of the best alternative bands during the Britpop decline, The Vaccines impressed with back to back hit albums What Do You Expect From The Vaccines and Come of Age. Sadly, their last album English Graffiti didn’t live up to the hype that the previous two promised, but after releasing two Come of Age-sounding singles in ‘I Can’t Quit’ and ‘Nightclub’, The Vaccines are back at putting fans at the edge of their seats.

TBA by Arctic Monkeys

There’s three types of Arctic Monkeys fans: pre-AM fans, AM fans, and fans who can enjoy both eras without making a fuss. Regardless of the obvious split in their fanbase, news that the Coolest Monkeys in the Arctic will be coming back with a new album excites us all. Will they bring their ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ sound back? Maybe more of coffee shop rock n roll like AM? Or will Alex Turner break his own heart again and write something like ‘Suck It And See?’ We’ll know very soon.

Mitsubishi Macchiato by Vampire Weekend

It’s been 5 years since our favorite campus Vampires released a record suitable for our daily commute. Speaking of commute, this time Vampire Weekend might just bring a Mitsubishi to the show. In the wake of Rostam Batmanjig’s departure, Ezra Koenig has announced that they’re busy conjuring something in the Vampire lair somewhere, and the only thing that’s certain is that it will be called Mitsubishi Macchiato.

Boarding House Reach by Jack White

Lazaretto helped Jack White reached heights he has never been before with The White Stripes/ The Dead Weather/ The Raconteurs, but he has gone to space and beyond to produce his new album, Boarding House Reach. If you put aside ‘Connected by Love’, Jack White has gone full on bass and bongos for this new album, that has divided his fans. But let’s be a bit positive, because Jack never disappoints right?

Little Dark Age by MGMT

The most celebrated duo in 2007 has returned with new material, starting with the ‘Little Dark Age’. But from the two new songs, what we’re sure of is that Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser have been smoking some seriously exotic designer stuff off late, because they are ridiculously amazing and original. We can’t wait for the whole ‘experience’ to be out.

Always Ascending by Franz Ferdinand

One of the sexiest British alternative band of the post-Britpop era has turned into a whole different band entirely. Naming your album Always Ascending may be a tad bit ambitious, but as the Godfathers of foot-tapping indie pop in Glasgow, you can practically do anything at this point. Let’s just hope the album isn’t a start of a descend yeah?

Resistance is Futile by Manic Street Preachers

As one of the last true British rock bands, it was unlikely to hear anything from the Manic Boys. But you can never write off the Welsh, because with Resistance is Futile, it seems like Manic Street Preachers will be giving the world another catchy, hard-wired rock album.  

TBA by My Bloody Valentine

If the Welsh has Manic Street Preachers, God blessed the Irish with a proper shoegaze legend in My Bloody Valentine. Their Loveless album is the holy grail of British shoegaze and as a fan of shoegaze, how can one forget the iconic intro to ‘When You Sleep’. After decades, My Bloody Valentine will finally give their fans another album, and according to rumors, may be their last.

TBA by Julian Casablancas & The Voidz

The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas is finally  part of The Voidz after the band posted an official skit video in celebration of his induction. As much as we miss The Strokes, Chief Julian has been making good music with The Voidz, and their song ‘Wink’ is a promise that this album will be a good one.

BIRU: Ini Filem Pendek Tentang Duit Satu Ringgit

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Selepas masuk 5 hari berpuasa, semboyan perang iklan hari raya dan Ramadan pun mula berbunyi. Jika kebiasaannya syarikat-syarikat seperti TNB atau Petronas yang akan mengambil langkah pertama, kali ini sebuah kumpulan independent...

Radiohead: Four other acts Nurul Izzah can bring together

By Faris Foat Recently, the MP of Permatang Pauh and vice president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Nurul Izzah Anwar tweeted a response to a tweet about her bringing alternative British rock Radiohead to Malaysia should Pakatan Harapan take over Putrajaya from...

Guns & Roses brings November Rain to KL

By Norain F. Malaysian fans of Guns N’ Roses will soon be able to sing along to their favorite GNR hits at the end of this year. American hard rock band, Guns N’ Roses is set to perform in Kuala Lumpur once again this upcoming November 14 at Stadium Bukit Jalil. The...

Salammusik kembali dengan ‘Debar Lembut’

By Faris Foat Band reggae Malaysia, Salammusik hadir dengan lagu baru, ‘Debar Lembut’. Lagu ini dimuat naik ke Spotify dan YouTube secara serentak beberapa hari yang lepas bersama muzik video ilustrasi yang menarik. Berbeza dengan muzik Salammusik sebelum...

‘’ a dream debut for Malaysian band lost spaces

By Norain F. If you’re into the dreamy sound of the indie pop spectrum, you’re going to fall head over heels with lost spaces. lost spaces is the brainchild of singer-songwriter and musician Sam Lopez. He left Ipoh to come to KL to pursue his dreams, and...

Malaysian 80s pop band Bear Scouts debuts single ‘The Pills (I Know)’

By A.Akbar The existence of internet somehow opens the door to having many different genres trend instead of one at a time and for Bear Scouts vocalist and founder Aliff Azhar, he chose the synthy and dreamy sounds of the 80s. Malaysian 80s pop band Bear...

The Impatient Sisters’ ‘Hanyut’: Capturing The Essence of Women Empowerment

By Norain F.   After taking a break for a year, The Impatient Sisters are back once again with their latest single, called ‘Hanyut’. Released on YouTube just a few days ago on May 11, this song revolves around a very important theme that deserves more recognition in...

Plvindrè released a music video for ‘Moments’

By Faris Foat Local band Plvindrè (pronounced as plaindrè) just uploaded a music video for their debut single, ‘Moments’ on YouTube. According to the band that was formed 2 years ago, the genre that they’re playing is heavy pop, but after listening to...

The Venopian Solitude will be playing with Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, Diplo

By Faris Foat As we all know, The Venopian Solitude will be touring across Europe next month, playing at numerous festivals. Last Saturday, the band issued a press release regarding their Europe tour. The band is set to play at seven festivals across six...

REVIEW: Arctic Monkeys’ Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino

By Norain F. One of the greatest highlights of the early 2000s, Arctic Monkeys (AM), is among the most successful English indie rock bands to date. Their emergence in the spotlight begins with the release of their debut single titled ‘I Bet You Look Good...

Lagu baru Bunkface, ‘Apa Pun Tak Boleh’ bersama Datuk Jeffrydin dan Caprice

By Faris Foat 9 Mei lalu, band rock/pop punk veteran Malaysia, Bunkface, mengeluarkan single terbaru bertajuk ‘Apa Pun Tak Boleh’ di laman rasmi Spotify band itu, selepas memuat naik video teaser lagu ini di laman Facebook mereka, iaitu 2 hari sebelum lagu...

This Spotify Playlist Perfectly Sums Up GE14

By Shazwan Zulkiffli There it is folks, GE14 happened, where  youth came out and fully utilised their rights to get what they want: a fresh new government. The events of this historic day can easily top off Liverpool’s emotional Istanbul turnaround in...

GVF Phase 1 ticket price available throughout the festival for U Mobile customers

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Ever since the early users’ purchase period, U Mobile has been giving its account holders’ a good ride and now, the telco corporation has another trick up its sleeves exclusively for U Mobile users. As one of the main sponsors of Good...

Orkes A Hizadin hadir dengan MV ‘Merajuk’

By Faris Foat Orkes A Hizadin boleh dikatakan sebagai scene favorite pada masa sekarang, kerana banyak gig menjemput mereka untuk bermain, sama ada gig kecil mahupun besar. Walaupun ada yang kata mereka berkongsi spotlight bersama Masdo kerana sering...

Faris Fuad & Konfederates: a Big Band in the making

By Faris Foat Maybe a lot of people don’t know but Faris Fuad & Konfederates is already a big thing in the Perak indie scene and they will forge their name in the Malaysian indie scene soon. Recently, the band put one of their songs on Spotify and other...