Saturday, October 9, 2010

EFF2010 - Power Down Show (Saturday)

The third installation of Eco Film Fest is just around the corner, one week to be exact. Of course, one part that many of us are looking forward to, beside films (d'uhhh) is the music performance. This time it is called Power Down. Pow Pow Power Down!

I'm so excited right now, so let's get started.

The performance will be held on the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 16th & 17th October, from 2PM until 7Pm. It will be held at Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.


2.10PM - 2.40PM


They are inspired by rock music. To make it much better, Keladak had to pronounced it as "ghock n gholl". Inspired by the burgeoning of 50s expression jazz, 60s psychedelic alompak a go go avant space rock and proto punk, 70s legendary rock pop-disco-dubfunk and postpunk, 80s DIY hardcore punk alternatives experimental indie noise rock with heavy metal kissing busking-folk, heavy milking influences from early 90s Seattle phenomenon.

Youtube: Keladak
Facebook: Keladak
Myspace: Keladak


2.40PM - 3.10PM

Memorex Dream

Memorex Dream are an indie melodic pop band hailing from Petaling Jaya. As a group of primary school mates, what started off as a cover and wedding band playing pop hits from the 80s and 90s quickly spun off into a project to conceive and play original melodic pop songs. Key influences to their music are Sheila Majid, the Smiths, the Cardigans, Aztec Camera, Fleetwood Mac, My Bloody Valentine, Chic.

Facebook: Memorex Dream


3.20PM - 3.50PM

The Great Metropolitan Expressway

The Great Metropolitan Expressway (TGME) was formed not more than a year ago, consisting of three ambitious 20 year-old blokes hailing from Bangi, Kajang and Putrajaya. It all started when highschool buddies Izzy, Syahir and Zikri (former member) decided to pursue the more challenging task of writing and playing their own music. They were soon introduced to keyboardist Faridz by a mutual friend. These chaps eventually got together, jammed and immediately felt the substantial chemistry between them. TGME claim that their variation of progressive/spacey/post-electronic draws on influences such as 65 Days Of Static, Porcupine Tree, M83, Efterklang and Frost* to name a few. The band's name was remotely influenced by life's various phases, train stations and low shutter speeds. Surely, this is one band that you would want to keep an eye on.

Facebook: The Great Metropolitan Expressway
Myspace: The Great Metropolitan Expressway
Twitter: The Great Metropolitan Expressway
Vimeo: The Great Metropolitan Expressway


3.50PM - 4.20PM


Shh...Diam! is an all-girl rock band from Kuala Lumpur. The members of the band are Farah (Vocals/Lead Guitar), Yon (Second Guitar), Diyana (Bass) and Jellene (Drums). These young ladies started to jam together in August 2009. And they since then have played in more than twenty shows all around town. What do they look forward to? To have fun in the independent music industry of Malaysia and worldwide! Shh...Diam! also loves to make new friend, so contact them, and lastly, they love groupies so much.

4.30PM - 5.00PM

Kyoto Protocol

Comprising of Fuad Alhabshi (vocals/guitar), Gael Oliveres (vocals/keyboard), Hairi Haneefa (guitar), Shakeil Bashir (bass/vocals) and Rashid Brown (drums/vocals), this quintet is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After winning first runner-up titles at competitions like Yamaha Asian Beat and Global Battle of the Bands in 2009, the band has been busy burning up the gig circuit, landing important slots at Rock The World 2009 (Malaysia’s biggest local rock music festival) Urbanscapes 2010 (Malaysia’s leading creative arts fest) and Baybeats 2010 (an annual 3-day music festival held in Singapore) where they’ll be sharing the stage with the best bands across the region as well as headliner, eccentric synth-rock Canadian band, Handsome Furs.

Myspace: Kyoto Protocol
Facebook: Kyoto Protocol
Twitter: Kyoto Protocol
Official FM: Kyoto Protocol
Youtube: Kyoto Protocol


5.00PM - 5.30PM

Mohd Jayzuan

At a glance, Mohd Jayzuan is a jovial yet nonchalant writer and musician, but underneath his friendly smile and hearty laughter is a serious artist as an author, poet and singer-songwriter. He is also often known in the Malaysian independent music scene as creator of honest music. With his current band, indie rock / noise pop act; Free Love, he sings of fun, friendship, God and of course, love. Apart from his writing, with his music, he has released an E.P, two albums and few compilations. He has been performing to neighboring countries like Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines, either playing solo as Mohd Jayzuan or with his band, Free Love.

In June 2010, his debut book entitled, ‘28 Hari: Jurnal Rock n’ Roll’ (28 Days: Rock n’ Roll Journal) was released and within a month, the first print of the book has sold out in Malaysia and gained rave reviews from local medias and literature scene. He have acted in some independent projects, TV series and in an indie film called, 'Konsekuensi' in Malaysia.

Facebook: Mohd Jayzuan
Blog: Mohd Jayzuan
Myspace: Mohd Jayzuan
Twitter: Mohd Jayzuan


5.40PM - 6.10PM

Goodbye 20th Century

Formed in late 2008 in Petaling Jaya by main noisemaker Andri. Begun life as a cover band for of 90’s alternative rock, but eventually evolved to a full fledged creative template exploring original compositions. Inspired by the biography of the influential alternative band Sonic Youth bearing the same name. The name also serves as a homage to the musical era the band members grew up with. Describing their sound inspired from various bands from The Stooges meets Pink Floyd meet Sonic Youth meets Soundgarden meets Radiohead meets Sun Ra meets an astronaut launching into a box full of stars. They also believe that "Sound is in a constant state of flux, never the same the second time around."

Myspace: Goodbye 20th Century
Youtube: Goodbye 20th Century
SoundCloud: Goodbye 20th Century
Twitter: Goodbye 2oth Century
Facebook: Goodbye 20th Century


6.10PM - 6.40PM


This uniquely music-performance-art was established in 2009, where a dude named Kuning met a dude named Amir and met a dude named Fadhil, and voilla! They've turned into Think!Tadpole!Think! They also like to experiment their music with the sound of stone drops, heavy rain, the wind, the sea, people mumbling, animal mating, human error and the humanic tendencies, among many others. Surely to be a new perspective of music.

Myspace: Think!Tadpole!Think
Facebook: Think!Tadpole!Think


Log on to Eco Film Fest to check on the schedule, map, activities and many other things happening at the Fest.

Stay tuned for more acts on the Sunday schedule.


1 comment:

Sara Ahmad said...

Ooh, Kyoto Protocol. I've heard of them, this should be exciting! I'm sure it would be.

How apt by the way, Kyoto Protocol and the spirit of environmentalism in this event.

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