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Rainy Blues and Tunes



It's raining. Uh-huh. And you know what that means? It means I'm sitting at home, bored out of my mind but I refuse to step out in this weather. Just not a running-in-the-rain-crazy person. I just found out a friend, let's call her F, is going to Germany! It sounds like good news for her and I wish her all the best. Now that my fourth semester is done and over, I have to start shifting my focus onto more important matters. Like my final year project, my internship report, new lecture schedules, the lecturers themselves and other things I don't feel like going into much deeper for fear I may disappear into the abyss of never-ending responsibilities. Bummer.



Anyhoo, today I'm going to blog about a band that isn't exactly new but still fairly new, upcoming Malaysian rockstars, BUNKFACE! They've got a lot of haters, probably disgruntled university mates but what's wrong with acting like a rockstar? As the saying goes, if you want to be treated like a queen, act like one and the same goes for rockstars. Anyway, antis and fans have something in common, both of them NOTICE you. Lol. Anyway, here's the link to their facebook group:

Bunkface's official Facebook group

And here's a video of their song, Situasi (it's just audio btw), a current hit on Malaysian airwaves. Their song Silly Lily was impressive too, it actually sounded decent. (Malaysian music scene: Tsk, tsk.) Support Malaysian artistes, people!



Biography taken from their Myspace page:

'What started as casual jamming sessions among four secondary school friends ended up in the formation a band, Bunkface. Three years on and they're now widely known as a rising star in the local music scene. Although the band was formed in 2005, it was only in late 2006 when they caught the attention of the public through their participation in the hit TV show Blastoff. The year 2006 proved to be an exciting one for Bunkface. One of the highlights of their experience as fresh young musicians happened in March 2006 when Bunkface won first place for the Battle of the Bands competition in UNISEL organized by ROTTW. Winning the competition opened a door for Bunkface to be featured in a magazine for the very first time. Another sweet success came later that year when Bunkface snatched first place for the Battle of the Bands competition in Universiti Malaya. With that accomplishment, Demoplanet.tv approached Bunkface and offered to sponsor a video clip for the song Hyper Killer. After garnering a truckload of new experiences, Bunkface began writing more and more new songs. In December 2007, Bunkface released their first EP titled “Lesson of the Season” featuring 6 English tracks with a taste of pop-punk and alternative rock. Fast forward to the present, Bunkface have been featured in ROTTW and interviewed on air numerous times on XFresh FM and Fly FM. They were also interviewed and featured on Era Sentral and The Wknd Sessions. Their first hit song Silly Lily was number 1 on Hitz.fm’s Malaysian Top Ten for 8 weeks and number 1 on Fly.fm’s Campur Chart for 10 weeks. Bunkface’s current hit and first Malay single Situasi has stormed to number 1 on XFresh FM and steadily stayed at number 3 on Era FM for 3 weeks. The band has performed at high school proms, charity events, product launchings, dinner galas, and gigs covering venues all around the Klang Valley, Malacca, Perak, Penang, Johor, Sarawak and Singapore. Bunkface was the opening band for Fly FM 3rd Anniversary showcase, and their very first large scale gig proved to be a success. It is no wonder that their catchy tunes coupled with their addictively energetic and fun filled performances have captured the attention of the masses and event organizers alike!'

Bunkface at the Rockaway Concert 2009:


I just wanted to let people know what an extraordinarily talented band this is, hope they'll churn out more good stuff for a few more years because Malaysia really needs talent like this! :) They join the ranks in my personal local favorites such as Estrella, Yuna, Zee Avi, Kinabalu Kings, Double Take, Jason Lo and many more... Hope to see them perform live someday!

Toodles! &hearts

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