Saturday, 9th & Sunday, 10th May 2009: The Mini Sessions @ Findars, The Annexe
from Soundscape Records: ‚ÄúThe Mini Sessions‚Äù is a bi-monthly music project put together by Soundscape Records, with a tendency towards underexposed indie/electro/acoustic acts.
Presented in a small and intimate environment, in an unpretentious manner, it aims to provide a fun-filled, friendly and supportive platform for musicians to share in the excitement of making music.
In our forthcoming shows, we will be asking individuals with exceptional music tastes, to curate the show by getting their favorite bands/musicians to play.
Got a list of great acts to share? Write to us at soundscaperecords //at// gmail.com
DATES & BAND INFO:
– 1st Night –
Saturday, 9th May 2009
DENG DENG ETC
ETC is a collaborative effort of members from Chinese indie bands, Nao and Guan Yin. The band took part in the 2005 Tiger Powerhitz Nationwide Chinese Independent Band Search and emerged as the grand Champion.
It‚Äôs rare to find a local Chinese indie band that provides the thrills of punk rock legends like Fugazi, At The Drive In and Nirvana, with noisy and buzzing guitars and the aggressive elements of hardcore punk, the trio will certainly become a strong force of the local indie music scene.
The band also embarked on a playing tour to Beijing in 2005 and was invited to perform at 13 Club, one of Beijing‚Äôs hottest underground gigs venue, along with bands from Sweden, Norway, Japan and China.
Their debut, “Wanton of The Proletariat” is a great little EP, comprised of 6 short and aggressive songs, a mixture of the most rigid and extreme variation of punk rock, grunge, and hardcore.
Fetus are fed up with the real world and only be in inside mother body will feel calm and peaceful.
Fetus was heavily influenced by Japanese Eroguro band „É†„ÉÉ„ÇØ mucc and are looking forward to play something dark and bright with incite lyrics to wake up the forgotten stories.
ALERT THE VILLAGE
Alert the village is a series of energy altering rhythms and progressions. They are a three piece band from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that was started by Ming on guitars along with Kelvin on bass and Jason on drums.
The idea of Alert The Village began in 2006 but was only brought to reality in 2008.They are currently in the process of writing their debut album expected to be released late 2009. In the mean time Alert the Village can be found playing in various shows around Malaysia.
Silent Scenery started of as an acoustic singer-songwriter project, during those days; Kit can always be seen performing with random sessionist.
Silent Scenery plays soft, melodic tunes with intense lyrics and humming vocals.
In the early days, bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and Radiohead heavily influenced Kit, but right after Kit got inspired by bands like Mogwai and Explosions In The Sky, he decided to form a band that play something that combines the elements of his early and late influences.
In the year 2007, Silent Scenery turns into a complete band, having Lipei on the bass, Ivan on second guitar, and Feroze on drums while Kit take care of the vocals, guitar and ambient effects.
In January 2008, Feroze & Lipei stepped down from the drums & bass guitar position due to some personal commitment. The drums position soon taken by Sawaki Seikan while Tomas is recruited as Bassist.
Silent Scenery has just release their debut mini album on 2nd August 2008 in Malaysia and 24th August 2008 in Bangkok, Thailand under Finalkid Group.
– 2nd Night –
10th May 2009, Sunday
DIZZY & THE
Malaysia‚Äôs Dizzy & The is the quirkily named project of two friends, poet Dizzyfirefly and Furniture keyboardist The Alia. Both girls sound very much at ease in their respective fields, resulting in a largely innocuous yet mildly confessional brand of poetry.
Upon Alia‚Äôs plinking and Dizzy‚Äôs hushed whispers, the duo flutter across musings on the universe, loneliness and unattained love, straight from their secluded space to ours. Those unfamiliar with the unheralded realm of spoken word performers will get a decent introduction here while the more seasoned art farts might appreciate the juxtaposition of lyrical longing and musical restraint.
Organic and natural, this is a female singer/songwriter with the perfect kind of presence for this easy listening brand of music.
With a voice that is undeniably confident and mature, she effortlessly breathes new life into her acoustic sounding collection of songs that can be enjoyed over and over.
KOKKAMANGO was established since 2007, it consists of four members: MANGO, KYLE, SNOWX and KOKKA. The styles of their music are mainly refreshing and lively indiepop and electropop.
In July year 2007, KOKKA transferred several indiepop songs from Spain via e-mail to MANGO and asked whether if she was interested to initiate a band with the similar genre together, playing some simple yet happy (or cheerful) songs. MANGO answered spontaneously, ‚Äòthis sounds fun!‚Äô KOKKAMANGO was then born.
We are an undisclosed number of sentient robots. We have studied human literature on self-aware robots enslaving humanity and wish to rectify the misconceptions of our kind. We are communicating our non-lethal nature through selective arrangement and projection of acoustic timbres and tones. We have determined Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as the most strategic location to launch our global efforts.
We have chosen Supercashew as the most non-threatening moniker for which humans may know us by. We may sometimes appear in disguised human form. Please parse our music for mutual benefit.
RM15 (Per Show)
RM25 (Both Shows)
ticketing //at// soundscape-records.com
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