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Mighty Melody (Malaysia Indie Scene)

Complied by : SEA INDIE (Southeast Asia Indie) Released : 19th February, 2011

Mighty Melody (Malaysia Indie Scene)


Complied by : SEA INDIE (Southeast Asia Indie) Released : 19th February, 2011

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SEA INDIE is a Bangkok-based indie music label started in 2009. With a simple mission statement; To unite and promote the great indie scenes in the Southeast Asian Region; Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. We release digital and free mp3 compilations and singles that include indie tracks from these regions. The idea for SEA INDIE (Southeast Asia Indie) came to Isarapan Boonyaso in December of 2008 after he realized that the Southeast Asian region was becoming a hotbed of indiepop talent. Isarapans rst compilation was made for fun just to share with his friends but he subsequently realized that there was a much wider, indeed world-wide interest, in the music and the SEA INDIE (Southeast Asia Indie) label was officially formed in 2009. Although he would rather called it as a group or network of friends who share love and appreciation in SEA INDIE music. We are keen to stress the supportive and friendly community as the nature of SEA INDIE set-up. For more information please visit www.seaindie.com or Southeastasiaindie@gmail.com

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Previous Releases
Compilations
01. Day To Embrace (Indonesia Indiepop Scene) 02. Summers Daydream 03. Brilliant sight of sounds (Singapore Indie Scene)

Singles
SEA 001 - Answer Sheet SEA 002 - hummingbert

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Contributors to this project :


Mighty Melody (Malaysia Indie Scene) is released by SEA INDIE (Southeast Asia Indie) 19th February, 2011 All songs are produced and recorded by Love/Comes Nicestupidplayground The Drives Yuna Furniture Couple Liyana Fizi Ferns Romancesa Crashin' Butterfliez Wani Ardi Khottal The Hollows poppy The Fridays The Sofa Sessions Cover art by Cloud Nimbus Booklet by Isarapan Boonyaso
** SEA INDIE (Southeast Asia Indie) has no rights over all MP3s in the compilation. The copyright of all songs belong to the respective artists involved. All MP3s are up for promotional purpose only, not for commercial. For more information about SEA INDIE and artists featured in this compilation please visit www.seaindie.com or contact us southeastasiaindie@gmail.com

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Cover Designer : Cloud Nimbus


Cloud Nimbus, an illustrator who has made a nice cover art for 'Mighty Melody (Malaysia Indie Scene)' Nimbus is a post post graduate student and a fulltime freelance graphic artist. He is also a lead-singer of a Malaysian indie pop/rock band named romancesa. He's been drawing since six years old. Then, converted his drawing enthusiasm and collecting comics hob by into a passion, enrolled for art&design program in local university and here he is, become a graphic artist that will work for food and cigarettes. He favorite style is line drawing, with a mix of bright, vintage and pastel color scheme. And of course, cartoon is a Must!. His major inuences in art & design are the likes like Akira Toriyama, Hayao Miyazaki, Ryosukei Tei, Andy Warhol, Van Gogh, Bryan Lee O Malley, James Jeans and lotsa amazing artists in the art history books and DeviantArt websites. For anyone of you that interested to discuss a project/job/collaboration, want to browse more of his artworks, or add him on Facebook, you can contact and visit him here; geekrawk2@yahoo.com www.facebook.com/cloudenimbus www.nimbusnymbus.deviantart.com www.kumulusgulakapas.blogspot.com

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Cover Designer : Cloud Nimbus


SEA INDIE : Mighty Melodys cover arts, What is the idea behind it? Cloud Numbus : Basically the main idea is to visualize a scene where a box or casket, containing creativitys from the bands coming out. I think its a pain to visualize every single bands (up to 16 bands), so Ive decided to put up a single image that can represent all of the bands from Malaysia without being an extreme nationalist or too patriotic, by creating a Jack in The Box Malayan Tiger capped boy playing his yellow Strat. See! Art&design do can save the world! LoL! The colorful lightning bolts are purposely added to give electrifying feel! Bzzzzzttt!!! Hahaha

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1. Love/Comes His Gesture Of Love

Love/Comes is an indierock band from Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia, Has been around since 2006. Playing small club shows/college during early formation. Since then cut a demo EP titled Letters & Postcards that made available for few people & friends. Love/comes is basically a postpunk band trying to venture into the dreamy side of shoegaze, however, not to complicate things they're just playing Indie Rock. Mark A. (Guitar) Adrian Ed (Guitars, vocal) Danny Macavannie (Drum)
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Reynold A. (Vocals, guitar) Vincent L. (Bass)

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2. Nicestupidplayground Stereo Girl

Nicestupidplayground was started a frontman and lead singer Charles Rossem in 1992 by ; and modeled the sound after a distant early 1980s British rock sound, citing his initial inuences as the Cure, the Smiths and Stone Roses. After several contributions to compilations, their hit song Bedroom Window landed on the album Boys & Girls 1+1=3 which featured their song as the rst and main single; the compilation won several awards. Bedroom Window was chosen in Hongkong by Hollywood movie. After being let go from Positive Tone Records in 2003, Nicestupidplayground continued to tour minimally, offered meetings with fans upon the album release of A Beautiful Life. Charles Rossem (vocal) Abdul Aziz Sahal (guitar) William Mounsey (guitar) John Boniface (bass) Bendy Ismardy (drum) Abdul Hadi (keyboard)

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3. The Drives Friday Saturday Sunday

Formerly known as Bandwagon in 2003, The Drives was formed by Rizal (exRadish Fan-1995) and Ricky (ex-nicestupidplayground-1993) before recruiting Bobby (ex-Groover's Lum-1994) and Nelle (ex-Radish Fan-1995). Their rst demo was recorded in 2004 but didn't make it into the market due to an unforseen reason. Later in 2005, Nelle left the band to join nicestupidplayground and his departure changed the whole band in terms of musical inuences and directions. Diddy had special appearance in Discolight EP 2010 as vocalist for the EP. On July 2010, Jerry had joined The Drives as second guitar.

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4. Yuna Backpacking Around World

Yuna Zarai is a Malaysian singer-songwriter, She was born in Kedah, and grew up in Subang Jaya, Kangar, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Malaysia. Yuna started out as a solo Myspace artist in 2006, singing in both English and Bahasa Malaysia. Her music inuences include Fiest, The Cardigans, Coldplay, Sia and Bob Dylan.Yuna's meteoric rise in the Malaysian indie music scene is largely due to the strong following she gained via Myspace. Having played at many gigs since the release of her Demo, she is now focusing on promoting and performing music on her debut EP.Yuna describes her music as "a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay
Yunamusic.com / Facebook / Myspace / Twitter

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5. Furniture Once Set In Stone

Furniture is an independent rock band from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The band diverging from the atmospheric post-rock/shoegaze sound. Wanted to create the new music that is more rhythmically and vocally driven while still marrying the epic and sweeping foundation the band has built on their debut, creating a sound that is uniquely Furniture. Ron, Wan, Alia, Adrian, Alang, Aziz

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6. Couple Lagu Cinta Untukmu


Aidil, Ariana, Masrin, Shahrin

Couple is one of the few true blue power pop bands in the region, they have been playing its trade for about 13 years now, dedicating itself to remind people of the virtues and magic of 'the song', and the power of the pop!! Taking cues from bands like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Big Star, The Who, The Raspberries, The Beat,and Weezer, Couple has kept on doing what they do best and hope to put a smile (and hopefully a headbang or toe-tap or two) on all yours guys' faces. But, making you wet your pants will make us equally happy too!!
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7. Liyana Fizi This Feeling

Liyana Fizi plays a mix of acoustic indie tunes tinged with folk, bossa, and jazz. Gaining acknowledgment for her melodic songwriting, the singer/songwriter made her rst debut as one of the founding members of Malaysian indie-pop band Estrella. Everyday musings and inward thoughts are the main elements of her music, using simplicity as the main staple.
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8. Ferns Miss Stormcloud

Ferns is a bunch of long-time friends from Kuala lumpur, Malaysia who got together with the simple aim of making catchy, interesting pop music. Theyd all been playing music for many years with a diverse background in loud sounds metal, hardcore, indie-rock you name it. in their slightly advanced ages, they decided that pop was the way to go for the sake of their eardrums and sanity Abby, Adrian, Johan, Warren
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9. Romancesa Woody

Romancesa is an independent Malaysian band formed in late 2007. They play easy listening tunes generally with a taste of indierock, modern rock, alternative and a bit taste of pop. Like their name, most of the songs are about love and teenage story, friendship and life, and they proved they still can rockin the stage with these theme. Acap (Vocal) Hizani (Guitar) Benchik (Bass) Shaa (Keyboard) Wan (Drum)
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10. Crashin' Butterfliez Long Wait

Crashin' Butteriez is a 5-piece band. All of them stay and work in Kuching, Malaysia. They play music as a hobby but we do play at gigs and shows around Kuching. Junior (vocal) Johny (drum) Jeffrey (guitar) Nicholas (guitar) Azhar (bass)
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11. Wani Ardy - You

Wani Ardy is a Malaysian creative writer and independent singer-songwriter, born in Kuala Lumpur and raised in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. A shaper of young minds by profession and a rabid wordsmith by passion, Wani Ardy personies the bipolarities of modern twentysomething. Her campre-esque singalongs are celebratory, intense and nurturing, the perfect soundtrack to growing up, getting lost and nding your way back home in the big city.
Waniardy.com / Facebook

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12. Khottal Againts Tomorrow

Khottal (Pronunciation: k-tl ) is a name of band hailing from Malacca, Malaysia. Formed in mid-2008 consists of 11 people, who are like a mixed bag of pills. This 11-piece outt skips between punk, unpolished pop, indie rock, jangly and fey melodies that will make your laughter sounds a little different to the norm. Qairul, Tar Mizi, Hayyan , Hadz, Uzir, Farhan, Azfa, Ewin, Suhardi, Nona, Syaq
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13. The Hollows - Silent

The Hollows was born and raised in Ipoh, Malaysia. Mostly inuenced by jangly indie-pop sensibility with a mould of they own special sense of music. In 2009, the band has released the rst debut 3 songs EP. In 2010, It was announced that the band will be no longer active, however, all the songs will be transfer to a new band based in Kuala Lumper named Street Sound Scene Aie (vocal & guitar) Wann (guitar) Amir (bass) John (drum) Agi (bass)

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14. poppy - Beautiful

Poppy is an acoustic folk band from Kota Damansara, Malaysia basically they play acoustic music. They love slow and mellow sounds that makes people chill and relax. Zawarah Nur (vocal) Bambang Perwito (guitar/percussion) Naufal Ilyasa (guitar/percussion)

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15. The Fridays Pavilion Is For Losers

The Fridays is a band from Kuala lumpur, Malaysia. Their music can be described as bad-pop-music-played-by-easily-satisedsimpletons, but independent pop with substance, played as catchiest as possible, married with punk rock leanings in all the right places is obviously a better description. Independent pop laced with ironic optimism. Acap F (Voice) Yan Jimbit (Guitars/FX/Ambience) Muhammad Said (Keyboards) Adib Azhari (Bass) Wan Bellon (Guitars) Afniaz Aq (Drums/Percussion)
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16. The Sofa Sessions Nobody Else

The Sofa Session is a band formed in late 2004 by singer-songwriter Ariff Akhir with Nazneen Halim and Shahril Eashak. The most recent lineup of the band features Ariff on guitar and lead vocals, Shahriz Stixx Ismail on drums and percussions and Faidhal Mustaq Faizan on bass. The band is musically inuenced by artists like the Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers and David Bowie. Events the band has performed at include Rock The World 7, Mont'Kiara Jazz & Rhythm Fest 2005, After Hours II at the Singapore Esplanade, Fete De La Musique, Starbucks Coffee music series, Troubadours / Doppelganger live events and many other independently organized live shows and private functions. The band released an EP, Five Songs, in early 2006 and is currently working on a full-length album.
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