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Slinging tuneage like some fried or otherwise soused short-order cook

05 August 2013


About the size of the state of Delaware USA, Brunei is an independent sultanate on the northwest coast of the island of Borneo in the South China Sea, wedged between the Malaysian states of Sabah & Sarawak. The country has extensive gas & oil resources so it is quite wealthy, but being so small & situated where it is, it relies primarily on imports for most of its consumer goods. It does not have a large music industry, so finding Brunei music has been tough.

Acidyouth is a Brunei band formed in 2000.  They released their first single "Light of the Dark" in 2004. Then after years of silence, their second single "Silent Hour" was finally released in Sept 2010 . They are mainly influenced by rock acts like Alter Bridge, Metallica, Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Silverchair, & Smashing Pumpkins.

They have appeared twice on stage at JP Amphitheatre (Jerudong Park [JP] is an amusement park in Brunei, the largest & most expensive amusement park in South East Asia, built & funded by the Bruneian government for $1 billion). They also won Second Place at the Battle of the Band in Kuala Belait in 2003.

Acidyouth are: Jack – vocals; Jeff & Zero – guitars; Nawi – bass; & Boy & Toto – drums. They are currently living in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan.

Acidyouth – Light of the Dark b/w Nightmare & My Home (Jeff’s Instrumental), 2004.

Acidyouth – Silent Hour b/w Serah & Just, 2010.

Latest song "The Thing Called Destiny" feat Icon on piano &keyboards, 2012.

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D'Hask is a Brunei screamo band. They formed in February 1999 with K-Roll – vocals & rhythm guitar, Syarif – keyboards & backing vocals, saiful – bass, & Hanif - drums under the name The Hask. The Hask performed on three occasions, with the Malaysian band Spring in 1999, with the Malaysian comedy group Senario in 2000, & then a concert in 2001. After that, the band decided to go on a short hiatus.
In 2004, The Hask, then already called D'Hask, resurfaced in the Brunei music scene with a slight change in their line-up. Reme had replaced Saiful as the bassist in 2002 & Luffy had replaced Hanif as drummer in 2003.  There final change came when Daus joined the band as their lead guitarist in 2007. The band line-up has since remained unchanged.

They released a five song EP entitled Breaking the Error in 2009.  In 2010 they released a four song demo with two of the BTE songs & two other songs, including their new English tune “What’s Killing Me?”

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Tracklist –
Kamu Adalah Mimpi Buruk Ku
Seberapa Detik Menyentuh Mu
Lindungi Aku
Usang 12

D’Hask – Demo, 2010.

Tracklist –
Hanya Sedikit
Kamu Adalah Mimpi Buruk Ku
Usang 12
What's Killing Me?


Dinshe is a Tutong based band. Tutong is a district (daerah in the Malay language) in Brunei, its capital is Pekan Tutong or Tutong Town. The district borders the South China Sea to the north, the Bruneian district of Brunei & Muara as well as the Malaysian state of Sarawak to the east & the Bruneian district of Belait to the west. Dinshe consists of seven members: Emi & Saufan – vocals; Ewan – lead guitar & vocals; Harris – rhythm guitar; Fadil – keyboards; Olen – bass; & Arif – drummer & band leader. They have been around since 2006. They have played at several cafes & private functions in Brunei. One of the biggest gig they played was at Live Music at the Miri City Fair in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia in 2009. In 2011 they got to play at the JP Ampitheater.


The band released their first single called “Andai Ada Peluang” in April 2010 on Pelangi FM. Their second single, “Kau Yang Terhebat” was released on Kristal FM in August 2010. Their third single, “Tertulis Sudah Noktah” was released on Kristal FM in June, 2011.

Dinshe was nominated in two categories in the Pelangi Awards 2010-2011; Top New Band Award & Top Song Award. They won the Top New Band Award.
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Andai Ada Peluang
Kau Yang Terhebat
Tertulis Sudah Noktah


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