With the beginning of December arrives a clutch of touring bands to the Kingdom of Wonder - things are heating up tremendously with instrumental indie-rock from Bangkok, metalcore from Singapore and neo-folk from New York City!
Spring Fall Sea are an indie rock trio based in Bangkok. Having already completed a European tour earlier this year, it is but a small border hop for them to play a couple of Cambodian shows in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Their sound is heavy, original and instrumental - check out the video above to find out more about Spring Fall Sea and catch them live at Laundry Bar in Siem Reap tonight (Thursday) and at Mestizo in Phnom Penh on Friday.
Strength in Numbers: I, Devotion. pic: bandcamp
A Singaporean metal vibe will be splashing down at Oscars on the Corner this Friday night. A seven (yes, seven!) piece band called I, Devotion will be visiting Cambodia for a one-night-stand, with support from fellow rockers Sangvar Day and Splitter. I, Devotion have already brought their polished and impressive wall-of-sound to Malaysia and Indonesia… next stop, street 104! Bringing a band with instruments for a gig in another country is not a cheap proposition and we hope that Phnom Penh music lovers will show up and support this gig at Oscar’s. In the words of I, Devotion themselves:
‘It will be our first time in Cambodia. We're honestly don’t know what to expect but we have a crazy set lined up for the audience. We're really excited to rock the hell out…’
The international atmosphere of the Phnom Penh music scene will be continued next week with a visit from Stanford Reid. The saxophonist, rapper and singer-songwriter from New York City will be making a series of appearances in Cambodia - beginning with a performance at Showbox on Tuesday night. Check out the music of Stanford Reid via his (very popular) Soundcloud page.
pic – Kaztet Dee Facebook
A very happy birthday and kind Leng Pleng regards to Mr Greg ‘Kaztet Dee’ who will be celebrating this Friday night at Top Banana in Phnom Penh. As well as being a ferociously skilled ‘raggamuffin’ MC, Kaztet is a big part of the reggae, hip-hop and dance music scene in Cambodia - single-handedly responsible for bringing some big names to the country. Kaztet has previously promoted gigs by artists such as Reggae Rajahs, Tippa Irie and Macky Banton. This Friday he will be joined on stage by Tomawak - an MC from France with the ability to rap at incredible speeds. Should be a great birthday party!
The jet-setting Amanda Bloom recently released an impressive new music video, produced for her track Seeds of Life. Although Amanda has travelled all around the world performing and recording her music, she has a recurring relationship with the Kingdom of Wonder, where this film was shot. Leng Pleng hopes to bring you details of her next live performance soon… but in the meantime, check out the excellent vid below.
Whatever you're up to over the next few days, stay safe out there and... see you around the traps!