Interview

Oct
12

Seven – lah!

Posted by kenchill. Interview, Music

Seven. Meaning a band with 7 band members?

Seven

No, they don’t consist of 7 members with several brass instruments. They are 5 piece band with just 1 brass instrument, the saxophone which is played by Imran. Joshua Maran handles the drums, Arrmand has his hands on the guitars, Timothy sessions on the bass and the flamboyant afro-haired Bo (Bo Amir Iqram) takes on lead vocals and guitars. Imran actually joined the band later, after being invited to join after the band witnessed him performing on the keyboards in a heavy metal band.

Seven

Despite being less than 7 band members, they all look drastically different from one another, Bo with a nice afro and Joshua with super thick dreadlocks. They are also diversified in terms of racial background with some members being from mixed heritage.

Seven

Seven is in fact 7 years old this year, being incorporated 7 years ago in 2002 where all of them were just secondary students. They started experimenting and exploring with 7th chords, picking up new scales and evolving their music along the way. It has been quite a long way from 2002 till 2009 but they stuck together, writing a lot of songs along the way while having tons of fun together.

Aug
21

Who Is Bottlesmoker?

Posted by kenchill. Interview, Music

Bottlesmoker

We play toy instruments and record our music in our bedroom“. Who are they? Well, they are Bandung‘s answer to electropop/eletronic music, a duo which call themselves Bottlesmoker. Bottlesmoker consists of Angkuy and Nobie, both final year journalist students.

Bottlesmoker

They play and tinker with toy instruments such as effects controllers, keyboards and pianicas, opening them up and modifying them before hooking up to their laptops or mixers. They sometimes purchase their toy instruments from second hand shops and sometimes people give them the instruments (and they will fix it). On their laptops, they use Reason 4 for all their arranging, sequencing, composing and recording needs.

Bottlesmoker

Jan
11

Butterfingers Interview

Posted by kenchill. Interview

Emmet & Loque

Ready Steady Go invited me for an exclusive interview with Butterfingers just recently to help publicize the upcoming Sesi Istana Budaya. And so, I met Emmet and Loque. Kadak and Loko were not there as they were working.

I’m sure most of you already know about Emmet going to Canada to pursue his career so Butterfingers have to be on a hiatus until nobody knows

XFM. Kami Tak Hot, Kami Cool!