Author: Shazwan Zulkiffli

INTERVIEW: Borak Petang with Midnight Fusic

by Shazwan Zulkiffli It’s not everyday that we are able to read about overnight successes, especially surrounding 17 year olds. But Midnight Fusic beat those odds, and during the heat of their anticipation for SPM, they delivered ‘Heart of May’, that was played more than 100,000 times on Spotify by fans worldwide. A day after the music video of their second single ‘Lovesick’ premiered, I got a chance to interview the boys at BOWERY Kitchen & Bar, where the band members were enjoying thin-crust pizzas, and everyone else was enjoying jumbo-sized hot dogs. Regretting that nasi lemak I had...

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Top 10 Albums To Look Forward To in 2018

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...

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Time for Malaysian concert organisers to fight back

by Shazwan Zulkiffli Ever since the cancellation of the epic electronic music festival FMFA, the Malaysian concert scene has never been quite the same. The authorities have taken more interest in concerts, particularly EDM parties, to avoid the deadly, ‘drug-related’ incident from happening again. Even when it has been proven that the unfortunate deaths on the festival grounds were caused by heat, the mainstream media seemed happy not to thoroughly follow up on the issue, or at least help soften the blow by taking the blame off the organisers. With small time politicians (+ wannabes) and their kaum kerabat...

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Woman threatens man using Bank Negara’s name on Twitter

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Twitter threats (and threads) are a common occurrence on the site, especially when you have social feuds happening on a daily basis – but this particular case will make you angry, even with the drama that daily goes around the Twitterverse. A Twitter account known as @zulaihaanuar stumbled across a tweet that raised her eyebrows before threatening the account owner (@meinmokhtar) that she will ‘block his identity’ if he didn’t show her ‘respect’. Many Twitter users have come out to defend @meinmokhtar and criticised her inappropriate behavior online by using her alleged employer’s name for personal...

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Traveloka’s CNY advertisement may give you the feels

By Shazwan Zulkiffli The festive season is back along with its influx of emotional advertisements done right by companies such as Petronas or TNB. This year, travel app Traveloka may have hit homerun quite early with their new CNY advertisement titled ‘Wander with Wonder’. The story follows a single mother, who drives a taxi to support his one and only son. The woman, who loves travelling and dreams of going to France, tries her best to make her son’s life interesting despite hurdles and challenges along the way. It’s been awhile since an advertisement this short and concise made...

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