Saturday, August 5th 2006: One Night Stand @ KL Jam Asia
from: the organisers:
After the surprising success of the inaugural show, Hacienda Music together with Super Stellar Sound Recordings is pleased to announce the second coming of One Night Stand to take place on 5th August 2006.
The show, to be held at the same venue that is KL Jam Asia Hartamas would see a different format this time with headlining acts, guest bands, opening acts, a secret band and intermission music.
The headlining act would be given an hour set, with the guest bands given a 45-minute set time. The opening slot is given a half hour set to warm up the audience. For the first time there is also an intermission act, whereby the audience is treated to pre-recorded music by local electronica groups specially commissioned for One Night Stand as the bands sets up onstage.
Since the experiment with extended set times proved to be a smash hit in the first One Night Stand, music fans can expect more of the same this time around, but with a twist in presentation to keep things exciting. After all, One Night Stand is on a mission to reinvigorate the way live music is delivered to the audience, and it’s set to do so with a carefully selected lineup of real talent waiting to explode. For an entertaining show packed with great performances for your money’s worth, you can’t afford to miss out One Night Stand.
Here is the list of bands featured in the show:
There can be no other act more fitting then Tiramisu to be the star of One Night Stand. An explosive combination of exciting theatrics and great music, Tiramisu is determined to make up for their two-year absence in Kuala Lumpur with such gusto and style it can only be pulled of by truly bona fide rockstars.
Started in 1998 as a project between schoolmates in a local art college, they had started creating music in between classes, writing songs about life, dreams, rejection and the post-teenage angst. Today, Tiramisu has moved onto a new musical direction, guiltlessly meshing musical influences in order to find something fresh.
In 2000, the frontman Rizman started to dabble in performance art and his habit of spontaneous action crossed over to the stage. The band started to combine strange ideas in music and performance art, creating a new realm in the local music scene – a mini clown rock jamboree and a devastated disco discontent, a balance of kitsch and cock rock with the serious subject of the human condition.
After seven years, with still no debut album in sight, they have created a stir in the scene as the band with mystical sexuality and live performances known for aimless surprises, spontaneity, and the infamous chicken dance routine.
They have brought their rock ‘n’ roll circus to ICA at London, Rouge Club, Bar None, the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and Hard Rock Caf?©.
THEY WILL KILL US ALL
With band members consisting of seasoned players in the so-called ‚Äòscene‚Äô, They Will Kill Us All (TWKUA) were born out of the frustration due to the failures of their past bands. Formed at the end tail end of 2003, TWKUA started off as a musical project spearheaded by guitarists David and Eddie celebrating their enthusiasm for indie rock music. After working on the music, the duo felt the need for a vocalist, and Hafizul took to the stand.
The trio began writing songs and started scouting for permanent members. After a couple of lineup changes, the trio finally decided to rope in longtime acquaintances Amir on bass and Ihsan on drums. Their debut performances were on live TV (Latte@8) and the performance netted them the opening slot for Pop Shuvit at the K.L.H.C Revival gig at Hard Rock Caf?©. The band has since played various shows around Kuala Lumpur and a gig in Singapore championing their brand of noise pop.
Often described as an exciting blend of British indie and US post-hardcore music, TWKUA has already been receiving rave reviews due to their live performances and tight musicianship. However being aware of the fragile and false nature of adoration, they are more tightly focused on delivering what matters most ‚Äì the music. While along the way enjoying the camaderie of a band, TWKUA is also determined more then ever to make great music that stands the test of time.
Currently in pre-production for their upcoming release due by the end of the year, TWKUA are still experimenting with their sound and music but for now they are just enjoying what they do best and having fun at doing what they like.
Hailing from Kuching, Sarawak Libretto is definitely pushing the envelope in their hometown more traditionally known for their British indie traditions.
The Libretto boys recorded a live demo called ‚Äò100 Show‚Äô in September 2004 where the early versions of Magna Carta and Every Summer can be found in this recording, which also includes a Cure cover ‚ÄòBoys Don‚Äôt Cry‚Äô. The demo was only distributed among friends. Buoyed with encouraging reception to the demo, Libretto later recorded their debut ep ‚ÄòThis is an EP‚Äô in Kuching and released them late December 2005.
The debut material received high praises on its energy and musicianship. For the moment the band is writing new materials for the upcoming recording, which is slated for release first quarter of next year.
The music that Libretto plays is post-punk, however the band mixes their sound cleverly with different genres of rock namely post-hc, indie and progressive punk and not forgetting new wave. With an adventurous musical and the desire to be different Libretto is poised to go far ahead and One Night Stand is definitely the place catch them as they look set to spread their brand of music over to Kuala Lumpur.
ORBIT CINTA BENJAMIN
Formed out of the ashes of the hardworking but now defunct Utarid, Orbit Cinta Benjamin (OCB) is a new take on the music championed by their previous musical incarnation. Never wanting to bask in the glory of their past achievements, OCB plays a brand of short, abrasive but heavy music that is bound to shock and awe. Only recently released a demo EP, this performance is their first since the said release and OCB is definitely pumped up to play and show their pedigree for all to see.
When Chin Yew and Andy Chow were kids, they dream of being rock stars after seeing their rock hero Kurt Cobain swinging crazily on stage. They weren’t musically talented enough to cover songs of their favorite bands, but not giving up they randomly made up their own songs just to get a taste of being in a band. With only Yew on guitar and Andy on drums, they made a couple of home-recordings and shared it among friends.
A fateful meeting with Yin Pin from Amid The Mimic sowed the seeds for the current sounds of Airtight Noise. A chance trading of musical taste lead Yew and Andy to discovering bands that eventually would shape their musical adventure from there onwards ‚Äì bands such as Slint, Fugazi, Chavez and Galaxie 500.
After tagging along with Amid The Mimic for some of their jamming sessions and gigs, Chin Yew said to Andy, “I think we can do it too.” Thus, Airtight Noise was born.
And since then, Airtight Noise have always been a random line-up of people with a commitment for least one performance a year, but striving to exist forever. It has been 10 years now. Truly a labour of love rather then just a statement of cool, Airtight Noise plays a brand of music driven by improvisation and spontaneous actions of the moment.
1-800-DRACULA is a Kuala Lumpur based electronica-duo that consists of two musicians, KapurSireh and Honeysuckle. 1-800-DRACULA’s music is more to experimental electronica with a hybrid of new wave and disco pop. They will release their first EP around September. They have already finished the intermission music commisioned especially for One Night Stand and its definitely going to be a nice way to kill the time while waiting for bands to setup.
There is one more act yet to be introduced – The Midnite Surprise Act. After carefully scheduling the show, it was a surprise to find out there is still enough time to continue the party until midnight. The secret band is practically going to be a last-minute call to arms, as the chosen act would only be invited two days prior to the show. The organizers have not yet decided whether to reveal or not the final choice for the Midnite Surprise slot, but in any case be connected to the Hacienda Myspace page for further info via bulletin posts.
Tickets for the Saturday 5th August show are available at the door for RM15. Doors open at 7.30pm and the first scheduled act would begin promptly at 7.45pm. There is an early bird promotional price of RM12 for the first 30 people to pay the entrance charge.
For more information, set times and updates, log on to the information motherlode at
Hacienda Music at 012 374 3184.