Bands are all the rage these days, with an increasing number of events devoted to them. And Asean Rocks! is just one. A five day aural extravaganza, acts from 10 Asean countries come to Singapore to wreck amps and deliver heart-pumping music. We give you a quick lowdown on the lineup.
Electrico: This local band needs no introduction. A five-piece pop rock act who has garnered a number of fans partly because of its catchy tunes.
Wicked Aura Batucada: Consisting of 13 members percussion act Wicked Aura Batucada will also gig at the upcoming Good Vibrations Festival.
Hady Mirza: A Singapore Idol who has set many young female hearts aflutter before. His latest album and single “You Give Me Wings” is a hit.
D’medley: A young up-and-coming progressive rock act from Brunei who is making waves in their country.
Bamboo: Manila band Bamboo has graced Bar None prior, and is known for alternative rock songs such as “As The Music Plays” and “Noypi.” Vocalist Bamboo Manalac was a member of Rivermaya.
The Cell: A six-piece formed in 2000, this band’s first big break was in 2003, when they released an album Khon Suay. The Cell is from Laos.
Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein: Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein is an eminent female pop and rap singer who is loved for her charisma on the stage.
U Moe Naing: A hot rock band hailing from Myanmar.
Samson: Some of Indonesian band Samson’s biggest alternative pop-rock hits include “Kenangan Terindah” and “Naluri Lelaki.”
Clash: A leading Thai band which cut the album Crashing last year. These guys’ MTVs have been featured on telly countless times.
Yellow Skin (Davang): Good songs from top Vietnam metal band Yellow Skin include“SOS” and “Back Dang Giang.”
Amok: From the other side of the causeway, this is not the first time Amok is performing in Singapore. They play power metal.
Coconut: Coconut is a well-liked rock band from Cambodia. Be prepared to rock with them.