By A.Akbar

The Bee and Freeform did a wonderful effort to bring down Bootleg Beatles, almost an accurate reincarnation of the Fab Four themselves. Hundreds of Beatle fans came down to Publika to singalong to their favorite hits including iconic farewell finales in ‘Hey Jude’ and a cover of Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’.

But what intrigues guests were the inclusion of Masdo, Malaysia’s very own 60s throwback outfit, in the show. Masdo showed the scouse-rock cover band the might of Malaysian pop, and let’s say one of them, the John Lennon of the band (Adam George) in particular, was impressed.

Adam George, who likes a haunting reincarnation of the late great John Lennon, reached out to Masdo via Facebook, complimenting them, and offered the chance to write a song for them. We don’t know what Masdo replied him, but we can confirm that Masdo was ecstatic to receive the news.

Malaysian pop yeh-yeh revival with a British touch? Why not!

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by A.Akbar After 17 years, Rock The World went up for another round of chugging hardcore riffs, featuring the biggest names in the country including Bunkface and Masdo. But as much as people said that this year’s Rock The World is pretty much the same as...
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alextbh listed to perform at Laneway Festival Singapore

By A.Akbar Malaysian musician and producer alextbh announced yesterday that he will be performing at Laneway Singapore as a part of a second wave of inclusion in the current roster. Alextbh blew up with ‘Alive’ before the release of ‘Stoop So Low’, that...
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Recap your musical journey this year with Spotify’s latest feature

By A.Akbar 2017 has been a wonderful year for music streaming. On the international side, Kendrick Lamar released his highly anticipated DAMN. album, Justin Bieber’s version of ‘Despacito’ was on everyone’s lips, and Queens of the Stone Age’s on the course...
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‘Now You’re Gone’ is Kyoto Protocol’s Most Emotional Song Yet

Taken from Catch These Men.

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DUA JIWA: Kolaborasi Malaysia-Indonesia Yang Mantap

By A.Akbar Bukan selalu pendengar tegar musik dapat menikmati gandingan di antara Malaysia dan Indonesia dalam segi musik, tapi kini, kugiran post-hardcore SOG bawakan kolaborasi yang istimewa bersama bekas penyanyi Last Goal Party, Mustika Kamal. SOG,...
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There’s Something Special About RIUH Events

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Klang Valley has been blessed with art events from different collectives over the years. Rantai Art, Frinjan and Boco had conquered the late ‘00s and early ‘10s, preparing platforms with then-upcoming artists such as Grey Sky Morning,...
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Best Songs To Vibe To On Friday Night!

by A.Akbar Friday night is upon us so we decided to round up the best songs to vibe to at the start of the weekend featuring the freshest R&B hits, to Malaysians' favorite tracks courtesy of Spotify Malaysia. From Joe Flizzow's latest single 'Drop',...
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The Only Good Thing About Justice League Was The Soundtrack

by A.Akbar DCEU’s latest blockbuster Justice League received mixed reviews in the past few weeks. Hardcore fans said that it’s the movie that they’ve been waiting for, though some pointed fingers on the developers for cutting out Snyder’s vision, but...
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Patriots Cuba Rap Metal Dalam Bahasa Malaysia

by A.Akbar Kugiran metalcore Patriots sentiasa mahu mencuba benda yang baru, seperti lagu hit mereka ‘Seindah Kata’ yang juga merupakan sebuah kolaborasi bersama penyanyi dari Maddthelin, Kareema Ramli. Selepas menukar nama dari Heart-A-Tack ke Patriots...
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Incubus Live in KL 2018 announced!

Rockers rejoice, for the legendary Incubus have announced another outing to our shores! Last seen in Malaysia for their 2011 album tour If Not Now, When?, the outfit have garnered a steady following here for their jagged riffery and complex lyrics, and...
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Joe Flizzow wants to go global with ‘Drop’

By A.Akbar Malaysia’s hip hop president, Joe Flizzow, just went out with guns blazing by releasing a new single called ‘Drop’. Joe and Kartel gathered the media alongside good friends to celebrate the launch at St Regis’ poolside joint by premiering the...
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Talitha Tan serenades hundreds at The Bee, releases MV

By A.Akbar You can finally say that Malaysian singer Talitha Tan is ‘Okay’, after she attracted hundreds of fans to watch her perform at The Bee, Publika, a record attendance for the singer-songwriter. Talitha Tan, who first came up with ‘Sigh’, followed...
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Christmas Is Coming In The Form Of Beyonce

Sis The Season Beyonce ain’t stopping. Just after defeating Taylor Swift as the highest paid female artist of 2017 (105 million pre-tax), the Queen has launched a new holiday capsule collection featuring sweatshirts, hoodies, crewnecks, wrapping papers...
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Yuna x Khalid collaboration a possibility?

by A.Akbar We all love Yuna - whether we’re actual fans of her music or we’re just simply proud of her achievements. Yuna has successfully put Malaysian music on the map, taking the torch from the likes of Sudirman and Butterfingers, and now she may be...
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Is Tres Empre breaking up?

By A.Akbar It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything from Tres Empre and after this article, you might not be so enthusiastic about what may come next. Tres Empre rose to prominence after beating every then-big band to open for rock legends Incubus, and...
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