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Weekly POPcast #35, Answer Sheet live session

Posted in Live Band Session with tags , , , , , , on 26/01/2011 by Outerbeat

Answer Sheet live Outerbeat session

Answer Sheet on Outerbeat

“Aloha” is Hawaiian for “hello”. And ukuleles are nifty 4-stringed instruments from Hawaii. We haven’t managed to get hold of any Hawaiian pop band as yet, but we did get hold of Yogyakarta’s new uke-toting wonder Answer Sheet in the studio for the regular fourth-week live performance session.

The group consists of two high school seniors, Wafiq Giotama and Mas Gilang Karebet, who both share vocal duties and play the uke. They have released a digital single on the SEA Indie net label which is available as a free download. In fact, it was Tan from SEA Indie, all the way from Thailand, who first told us about these guys! That’s the cyberspace for you, mates.

Their self-titled single had 4 songs, which were recorded in different rooms at their home (one song was recorded in the living room and had the sound of Rebet’s brother washing the dishes). We also discussed some of their musical influence as well as other bands that have incorporated the ukulele into their songs, such as Beirut, Jens Lekman, Allo Darlin, and Billie the Vision and the Dancers. The interview was one of the liveliest, on account of the tweets and text messages pouring in from their friends (they seem to have a considerable fanbase already).

The guys played 2 of their songs live, which had a pleasantly soothing tropical air to them. We all enjoyed the performance thoroughly – and you should, too. We have put up the podcast for you to download. Mahalo!

Popcast #35 > Answer Sheet Live Session by Outerbeat on Mixcloud

Weekly POPcast #17: Lipstik Lipsing live session

Posted in Live Band Session, Podcast with tags , , , , on 26/09/2010 by Outerbeat

Just like a four leave clover, it’s hard to find but lucky to have, they say. Fourth Wednesday is also a lucky day for both us and our listeners everywhere, ’cause we give you a live performance from local decent (we think) new emerging bands.

This time we had Lipstik Lipsing, 5 pieces dreamy pop act hailing from Semarang, the capitol of Central Java. Formed in early 2008, they have released a debut 6 tracks EP called ‘Room For Outside‘ a year later on July 2009 in DIY ethic. The highly acclaimed debut EP has received many positive responses around the country so far.

They played two special acoustic version of Suburban Love and Puertorico. And we also played some bands which the band consider as big influences like The Radio Dept and M83.

We also played an upcoming single from the debut album of The Hi-Life Companion, a powerpop-ish act hailing from Bristol. They will release a debut album with respectable Peruvian DIY label, Plastilina Records, late of this year.

In case you were failing to listen to our show lively, just click the podcast below.

Popcast #17 Feat. Lipstik Lipsing by Outerbeat on Mixcloud