From the ashes of prominent rock bands here in Malaysia (Akta Angkasa, Custom Daisy), this 3 piece instrumental rock band has caught our attention since they launched a teaser earlier this year. Weaving through progressive riffs and fluctuating rhythms, their first single ‘Bahawasa-nya’ has not let us down, especially when paired with their videoclip that was directed by Carlos Nizam and Khairul Johari, who are grade-A talents in their respective fields as well.
To promote the release of the single, Dirgahayu are set on a nationwide tour, which kicks off in Singapore this weekend.
December 07, 2013 – Singapore.
Venue: Independent Archive and Resource Centre, 67 Aliwal Street.
Door: $12 + Cassette
Label / Promoter: Straits Records
December 08, 2013 – Malacca.
w/ Khottal, POLAR & Kucen.
Venue: Melaka River Pirate Park
Door: Free admission
Label / Promoter: Harumonia
December 14, 2013 – Penang.
w/ Schloka, Depth Analysis, Acityafire, Vahaya, SwitchBlade7, Twisted Tounge & Weotskam.
Venue: Soundmaker Studio, No. 62 2nd Floor Weld Quay, 10300 George Town.
Label / Promoter: Pascatroma
December 15, 2013 – Ipoh, Perak.
w/ Muck, Raksasa, Schloka & SOFT.
Venue: Rainhouse Music
Label / Promoter: Ipoh City Slackers
December 21, 2013 – Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
w/ Khottal, 199x, Mudge & Givenpath.
Venue: Rebana Hotel
Door: RM10 (pre-sale) / RM15 (door)
Label / Promoter: Gegey Music
December 22, 2013 – Kuantan, Pahang.
w/ Sonic Star Radio Jamm, Khottal, Reset to Zilch, Depth Analysis, Soma, Heisenberg & Subjektif.
Venue: Shalien Studio, A-13, Tingkat 1, Lorong Pandan Damai 2/3, Taman Tas, Jalan Gambang, 25150 Kuantan.
Label / Promoter: Bunyi Bising Records
December 28, 2013 – Embrace Hall, Johore Bahru.
w/ Decades, Schloka, Show Winters, etc.
Venue: Embrace Hall, Tampoi.
Label / Promoter: The Good Old Things & Embrace Hall
December 29, 2013 – Tampin, Negeri Sembilan.
w/ Schloka, MUZE, Sonic Star Radio Jamm, Loch, Throw Ma, etc.
Venue: Seventh Heaven Studio
Label / Promoter: Freak Music
January 04, 2014 – Kuching, Sarawak.
w/ Damn Dirty Apes, POLAR, Schloka, Love/Comes, The Drives, Sonar Instinct, Heroin & Daytime Drama.
Venue: Youth Central
Door: Free admission
Label / Promoter: Radar Music
January 11, 2014 – Kuala Lumpur.
Label / Promoter: Senipekik & The Wknd
‘Bahawasa-nya’ is available on cassette tape (limited) at the shows above. For more info, visit their official Facebook page here.