The Unfortunate Fridays, Part 6 @ Rumah Api, Ampang – 7/10/2011

This was the first show I’d attended at Rumah Api since the Ramadan break when a lot of bands in general didn’t seem to play any shows. So, considering I only started recording bands just before the beginning of Ramadan, that’s why this is my first set of live recording from KL’s main punk “space”.

Memorial
23 min 10 sec / 31.8 MB /192kbps MP3
Heavy, sludgy. Fast, crusty. You get the idea.

Epaulard
28 min 35 sec / 39.2 MB / 192kbps MP3
The new name for EX41. New name, same sound. Skramz!

Cloud Mouth
27 min 34 sec / 37.8 MB / 192kbps MP3
Cloud Mouth are from somewhere in USA and are currently touring Southeast Asia just before they brak up. Which is kind of what Atomgevitter did a few months earlier and Scum System Kill did in 2009. Maybe SEA is a good place for bands to retire. Anyway, Cloud Mouth play music that is a bit hardcore, bit screamo, bit melodic, bit something something like that. Halfway through one of their songs the power cut out. But the drums kept playing and the people kept dancing. Fortunately, the electricity came back only after a few minutes and Cloud Mouth could play a few more songs.

Daighila
16 min 54 sec / 23.2 MB / 192kbps MP3
Daighila would have to be one of my favourite bands from the KL “DIY Punk” scene. They’re a screamo band that doesn’t seem to be content with being just a screamo band – always adding and exploring new sounds such as their recent experimtentation with electronic based textures. However, this show wasn’t their best. The short set ended with Epit pushing over the drum kit and walking out. Oooooh! Tension! Rumours say they will release an album called “The Shape of Screamo to Come”, organise a tour of Europe but after a basement show in Italy being broken up by the police, they will declare that they are “fucking dead”. Or not.

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