Malaysian legend M Nasir’s record company Luncai Emas Sdn Bhd recently announced that they’ve signed on two promising local bands, Iqbal M and Margasatwa.
Iqbal M isn’t a stranger to the scene. Famous for their vocalist Iqbal Othman’s erratic antics on stage, Iqbal M has developed a cult following over the years, especially during post-original-indie scene. Songs like ‘Antara 2 Darjat’, ‘Kota Memujuk’ and ‘Paling Cinta Dalam Dunia’, dedicated to his wife, are compulsory singalongs wherever they perform, which makes them a band worth looking forward to.
Margasatwa, however, is a new outfit in the scene. Formed over a year ago, Margasatwa has made an impressive impact for a year old band – that also raised some eyebrows at Luncai Emas’ HQ. If you listen to their songs, you would understand why Margasatwa was signed together with Iqbal M – two bands that fit Luncai Emas’s DNA well.
The success of Luncai Emas’ products Pitahati and Ramayan showed that whatever formula their cooking at Sungai Buloh is working, and that people want more than a slice of that vision. Both Iqbal M and Margasatwa are being given enough steel to succeed in their own respective aesthetics – and we’re only hoping for the best.
Check Iqbal M and Margasatwa’s live performances below: