SCHOOL students sing it daily, and the rest of us? We hear it, once in a while. But none of us really know where Negaraku, Malaysia’s national anthem, was truly conceived.
This week has been a celebration of international music on our shores with DNCE rocking a concert and the Good Vibes Festival bringing globally established indie bands and musicians but, let’s focus our attention closer to home with our list of Tracks of the Week!Renjana – Noh Salleh (from the re-release of Angin Kencang)
It’s smooth and soulful and such an easy listen on a Sunday morning. But, there is also a darkness lingering on this track that deserves several plays to truly immerse ourselves in the lyrics and of course, coming from Noh Salleh; we can never trust his song to be far from emotional.Inspire Desire – Bittersweet
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Some call them post-punk, others, post-hardcore. Some even dub their sound as more “gritty” math rock than anything else. The truth is Killeur Calculateur transcends genres, what with the myriad of influences they hail from. However, the guerilla concerts (see interview below) and the cynical poetry that embellish their hard-hitting riffs and screams ensures that the word ‘punk’ remains to be their rallying anthem.