Tuesday, July 25, 2006

UNCLOGGED returns!

It's been a while. But Unclogged's back! For those who don't know, Joe Kidd's Unclogged series of concerts at the original No Black Tie was one of the shows that inspired us to do Troubadours. We got details about next week's gig from an email that Joe sent us. Check out ricecooker.kerbau.com for more info.

Friday, August 4th 2006
Little Havana, Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL
Admission: RM15 (+ first free drink)
Door Opens: 8.30 PM

FORCE VOMIT - Singapore's joget lambak-revivalist
REFLEX REACTIONS – improv-duo Yandsen & Siew-Wai Kok
THE MINDLESS SHOW – Shah Alam's latest punk sensation featuring members of Disgruntled
KILLEUR CALCULATEUR - Abrasive post-punk, ex-members of Sgt Weeners Arm & Utarid
HANDSOME RAIS - Breathlessly suave, debonair rib-tickler from the decadent 70s
YR DAWG - Yet unformed probably malformed foetus from the union of ex -Vertical Speed/DISH & Deflowered

All of whom lean towards the more abrasive end of the sonic spectrum. Thank God. We were getting a bit tired of our acoustic guitars. Screeeccch!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Finally it's OUT! We present to you "VOICES FROM NEXT DOOR"

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That's what the cover of the CD looks like. For those who don't know what it's all about, it's the compilation CD we've been working on for the past few months, featuring 24 songs by 24 solo singer songwriters and bands, most of who have played at our shows previously. We're so happy to finally get it yesterday from the CD printers. Yippee!

We previewed some of the tracks off it on the Sunday night Clash radio show on Red FM 104.9, with Daryl Goh and Zack Yusof the past two weekends. Those of you who heard it will know that it's choc-ful of goodies! Yes!

For now, it's available personally from the three Troubadours (Azmyl, Jerome and Sei Hon) for RM30 each. We'll update you when it'll be available in the stores - we're still sorting our distribution. If you don't know us, come to any of the Troubadours gigs. We'll be there!

The tracklisting for the CD is as such:


01. Broken Scar – Venus In September
02. Izzy Mohamed – Pelangi
03. Yuri – Red Dress
04. Sherry – Sighyoung
05. Jasemaine Gan – Syurga Di Bumi
06. Rizal Hefni – Some Time For Yourself
07. Fathulistiwa Soundscapes – Sendiri
08. Jerome Kugan – Song For The Service Industry
09. Meor – Hari-Hari Autistik
10. Warren Chan – I Won’t Forget
11. Rhapsody – So Scared
12. Ian Chow – It’s OK

13. Mei Chern – Do You See Me Like You
14. Tan Sei Hon – These Days
15. Zack Yusof – 24 Hours
16. Izuan Shah – Endless Summer
17. Azmyl Yunor – Flesh
18. Oddstar – Andai
19. Nightlife Camera – No Pretending
20. Estrella – Take It Slow

21. Imam – I Don’t Know What It Is
22. Ariff Akhir – When I Am King
23. Ida Lisa – Breakthrough
24. Reza Salleh – A Relic Is What I Live In

Also, please also look out for the official CD launch party... we haven't got a date yet for now... but soon!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Saturday, July 08, 2006

We were featured in a little write up in Star Two today about our appearance on Clash at Red FM this Sunday. Tune in as we play songs from the compilation CD! And talk about the singer songwriter scene. Don't think we'll be able to swear and curse but look out for the euphemisms. ;-)

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Voices on Clash

The KL Sing Song 2006 fest is scheduled for next week. The Voices from Next Door compilation is also slotted for a launch at the fest. It is heady times for those in the local singer-songwriter circuit and Clash on Red fm this Sunday pays tribute to the unsung heroes behind this scene.

Starting 10pm, Clash listeners will be the first on the block to preview tracks from the Voices from Next Door compilation, featuring 24 tracks across two CDs. The compilation, pieced together by the Troubadours Enterprise, unleashes music from Azmyl Yunor, Meor, Nightlife Camera, Fathulistiwa Soundscapes, Jasemaine Gan, Broken Scar, Izuan Shah, Tan Sei Hon, Reza Salleh, Jerome Kugan and more.

The Voices from Next Door compilation contributors to feature on Clash this Sunday.
With an array of singer-songwriter styles spanning folk, indie pop, jazz, blues and beyond, Voices from Next Door is a compilation to write home about. The curators of the compilation – Jerome Kugan, Tan Sei Hon and Azmyl Yunor – will be at the Clash studios to introduce the music.

With parallels drawn to Scotland’s Fence Collective (a folk army), the Klang Valley singer-songwriter movement has found a champion in the Troubadours collective, a bunch of musicians aiming to build a platform of opportunity for the niche music circuit.

Also featured on the show this weekend is the weekly bag of new records that have been delivered to Clash towers.

Suggestions to (clash@thestar.com.my). Listen online at www.red1049.com.my.

The Star operates Red fm.

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