Category: Music News

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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Lagu Masdo dan Orkes A Hizadin kini di Hot FM

By A.Akbar Jika ramai peminat muzik alternatif sebelum ini mengeluh kerana stesen radio aliran perdana jarang memutarkan lagu-lagu indie baru, kini mereka tidak perlu mengeluh lagi. Stesen radio milik Media Prima, Hot FM mengambil initiatif untuk putarkan beberapa lagu indie untuk halwa telinga masyarakat Malaysia. DJ-DJ Hot FM, yang sedar akan kenaikan populariti kugiran-kugiran di bawah Kamar Seni, memberi peluang kepada kugiran Masdo dan Orkes A Hizadin untuk mempersembahkan seni mereka kepada lebih 2 juta pendengar setia mereka. Peminat juga menyuarakan pendapat mereka: Dah terdengar dengar dah lagu Kejayaan by Orkes A Hizadin berkumandang kat hotfm — migha. (@miranoob)...

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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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Minut Fest features mega lineup for venue farewell

By A.Akbar Minut Init, the go-to venue for alternative indie performances and poetry slams will be rebranded in the next few months. The great Otam in action at Minut Init (photo from Minut Init Facebook) In conjunction to that, the good people at Alam Bunyian, which consists of the members of Shuuna, Mafidz, Oceanlights and Seikan No, together with the management of Minut Init will throw a grand farewell party for the venue. According to Moja, Shunna’s guitarist and organiser of the event: ‘The main thing that we’re trying to highlight is actually about the rebranding of Minut Init...

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