Everybody Loves Irene: Malaysian & Singapore Tour 2007
A version of The Misfits’ Hybrid Moments by Everybody Loves Irene
details, bio & more below:
Everybody Loves Irene
Malaysia/Singapore Tour Feb 2007
Friday, 16th February: Earshot Cafe @ Singapore
Sunday, 18th February: Zone Star Bistro @ Johor Bharu
Tuesday, 20th February: The Ricecooker/Bau-Bau Cafe @ Central Market Annexe
Thursday, 22th February: Laundry Bar @ The Curve Damansara
w/ Free Love + tba
Saturday, 24th February: Artport @ Shah Alam Art Gallery
Sunday, 25th February: Vinyl DC @ Malacca
We’ll keep you posted!
Everybody Loves Irene’s The Very First Thing You Must Learn About Flying is Gravity full length CD is available with limited copies from us at Papakerma for only RM18
Also available from selected stores such as Dolls Bukit Bintang, FreeLove Production Ipoh for RM20 and a few more stores to be announced soon
Please get in touch for any inquiries (CD/Tour/Papakerma)
nazier : +6016 251 75 72
dhani : +6019 250 88 57
dean : +6019 202 66 84
You know the trade. All limited edition of Everybody Loves Irene’s T-shirt, Button, Merch, etc will be available this February.
from: Sayap Imaji
Everybody Loves Irene
indonesian organic trip-hop band
(free mp3s download available)
EVERYBODY LOVES IRENE was born in 1998. It all started with a band named Gooton, consisting Yudhi Arfani (guitar), Dimas Anindityo (bass), and Mulyadi Triharsono (drum) when they were only in junior high school! All three grew to become friends in the same scene that popped up several britpop‚Äôs gigs, popular in Jakarta at that time. However, the band went without permanent vocalist.
After some time, in 2001 the boys met Irene Yohanna, a girl with remarkable voice. Her voice trully made a break. All the boys loved it. Even more, everybody loves Irene! This in fact is the exact sentence that became the name of the band EVERYBODY LOVES IRENE. She soon became the main icon of this band.
With spare-backing tracks and emotional yet wrenching vocal, EVERYBODY LOVES IRENE play music for times when ecstasy wears off and the tingle becomes a chill. It’s a dance noir for those too world-weary to move.
Their music quality got even more enriched when Aulia Naratama (synthetizer) and Nurendro Siwiaji (keyboard) joined the band. This is the last, perfect and solid format for the band to produce new, great songs like ‚ÄúMemento Mori‚Äù, ‚ÄúGravity Always Win‚Äù, ‚ÄúTry Try Try‚Äù, ‚ÄúThe Lullaby Show‚Äù, and the list goes on.
EVERYBODY LOVES IRENE’s music might sound like ‚Äòseen as a really unhappy world‚Äô. On its creative process, it admits that it is mostly inspired by some talented musicians like Emiliana Torrini, Goldfrapp, Air, Mono, Sneaker Pimps, Portishead, Anjali, Radiohead, Cocteau Twins, Sigur Ros, The Smiths, Bloc Party, and some other great musicians that cannot be mentioned one by one.
This would make them an eclectic indie-pop band with lot of organic trip-hop influences that touches a view element of multi-layered electronica sounds. It will reveal such dark ambience when these young acts is started to perform their non-standard songwriting. EVERYBODY LOVES IRENE has created lunatic fans among the music lovers, regarding the quantity of presenting themselves in some local events that they have participated.
Among these times, EVERYBODY LOVES IRENE has already independently released a highly-appreciated EP entitled, ‚ÄúUncertainty, Anxiety, and All the Sorrow in this World‚Äù as their first musical journey in September 2004. They also has participated in some local compilation album, including a nation-wide movie original soundtrack. Right now they‚Äôre still working in a professional studio to finishing their first full-length album materials entitled, ‚ÄúThe Very First Thing You Must Learn About Flying Is Gravity‚Äù.
Another thing that we can say is that if you’re making out at home or pining home alone, EVERYBODY LOVES IRENE is the most appropriate one to leisure.
EVERYBODY LOVES IRENE
Irene Yohanna ‚Äì vocal / Yudhi Arfani ‚Äì guitar / Dimas Anindityo ‚Äì bass /
Nurendro Siwiaji ‚Äì keyboard / Aulia Naratama ‚Äì synthetizer / Mulyadi Triharsono ‚Äì drum
1. Uncertainty, Anxiety, and All the Sorrow in this World (mini album)
self-released (Jakarta) ‚Äì September 2004
2. Brontak Chapter 01 (compilation)
Brontak Webzine (Medan) ‚Äì October 2004
3. Deathrockstar Family Sampler (compilation)
Deathrockstar webzine (Bandung) ‚Äì November 2004
4. Gerbang13 OST (compilation)
dErecords (Jakarta) ‚Äì March 2005
5. The Very First Thing You Must Learn About Flying is Gravity (album)
* unsigned, currently looking for label ‚Äì coming soon/2006 *
‚ÄúLame aside- the phrase “memento mori” (Latin for “remember the dead”) was perhaps my thing to scrawl across my many notebooks of goth-tinged poetry back in grade school, when Siousxie and Robert were gods and “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” didn’t make me giggle uncontrollably. The song- downtempo, organic trip-hop with sad, whistful female vocals. I downloaded it on a rainy day and it fit the mood splendidly. The amazing part -the band is Indonesian (and not a gamelan in sight). I never would have guessed this had I not ran across the band’s myspace. The best part- their myspace contains a similarly organic, mournful cover of, get this, The Misfits’ (?!?) “Hybrid Moments” that sounds like Cocteau Twins. Weird.‚Äù
– by Jonathan from Incurable Paranoiac
‚ÄúThis Indonesian band called Everybody Loves Irene has an ‘ace in the hole’ in the band’s namesake, Irene Yohanna. Her cool, sugary vocals are perfectly suited for the laidback spacy vibe of the band’s music. They create the sparse trip hop stylings of Everybody Loves Irene. Standout tracks are Memento Mori and Gravity Always Wins.‚Äù
– by Allan Williamson from Sixeyes (Canadian music blog)
‚ÄúHeute morgen erhielt ich ?ºber die Listening-In-Seite eine nette Mail der indonesischen Band Everybody Loves Irene, in der sie mich auf die Existenz einiger freier MP3s von ihnen hinwiesen. Da der asiatische Bereich in meiner Musiksammlung doch bisher stark unterrepr?§sentiert ist und ich triphoppigen Kl?§ngen mit Frauenstimme sowieso sehr zugetan bin, habe ich mir die Songs sogleich zu Gem?ºte gef?ºhrt. Und was soll ich sagen: wirklich sehr sch??n! ¬´Hate Sunday¬ª erinnert in seiner schleppenden, traurigen Art stark an Portishead und auch die anderen Lieder sind teilweise reichlich d?ºster, aber gleichzeitig abwechslungsreich… also sehr angenehm! :-)‚Äù
– by Peter Marwitz from Coast Is Clear (German indie-pop blog)
‚ÄúEverybody Loves Irene to trip-hopowy zesp??¬? pochodz¬?cy z Indonezji. W?ìr??d swoich inspiracji jednym tchem wymieniaj¬? takich artyst??w, jak Portishead, Emiliana Torrini, Goldfrapp, Bjork czy Air. W chwili obecnej zesp??¬? poszukuje os??b, kt??re s¬? w stanie zaj¬??¶ si?™ szerok¬? promocj¬? muzyki Everybody Loves Irene poza granicami ich kraju. Kilka utwor??w jest dost?™pnych pod tym adresem (bezpo?ìrednie odno?ìniki znajdziecie po klikni?™ciu na “wi?™cej”).‚Äù
– by Katarzyna Paluch from 80 BPM (Polish downtempo portal)
Mp3s from the 2005 demo (right click and choose ‚Äúsave as‚Äù for PC users):
1. Memento Mori * [the song that have the most catchy tunes and highly appreciated by the audience]
2. Gravity Always Wins * [most appreciated by critics for it‚Äôs progressive arrangement]
3. Try Try Try * [one of the first songs that the band ever created]
4. The Lullaby Show * [the most unusual and extra-ordinary song]
5. Hybrid Moments (The Misfits cover) * [the cover version of an old-school punk rock song from The Misfits, Glenn Danzig era. Re-interpreted well, synergized by their own style‚Ä¶ trip-hop style!]
* Click here to stream the whole songs (M3U 64 kbps).
* Ogg Vorbis, 64 kbps Mp3, Zipped version (65.1 Mb), and pictures available from here.
* The ‚ÄúUncertainty, Anxiety & All the Sorrow in this World‚Äù EP (September 2004) can be found from here.
* Please note that these MP3s are for previewing purpose only, it‚Äôs only a live studio-session recording with good sound quality.
* You are free to re-distribute the whole files into your blog, site, forum, mailing list, podcast, etc.
Communicate with us for more information and networking:
c/o Aribowo Sangkoyo (the band‚Äôs personal manager)
representative address: Jl. Karet Belakang 3 no. 8, Jakarta 12920, Indonesia.
email: email ELI
mobile: +62 856 852 1415 (Bowo)