Holy bananas…check out the debut track by Australian d beat punk band Jalang! FUCK! Those vocals are un-fucking-believable. Every ounce of rage coming out of vocalist Alda we can feel right through our speakers – this is as real and in your face as it comes! And the production of the music being loud and raw just further accentuates the anger. Fuck…this is good.
Here’s the full write up on this band that we will DEFINITELY be following:
“Jalang (formerly Lái) play fast-paced and danceable D-beat punk, propelling the band’s ferocious vocals into the face of the listener. Vocalist Alda’s lyrics are delivered in Bahasa Indonesia and English, engaging with both her own and collective narratives that explore politics, religion, feminism and queer rights in South East Asia, and the diaspora in so-called Australia.
‘Jalang’ in Bahasa Indonesia is one of those ‘odd’ words: when describing the masculine it means wild, feral, undomesticated; while for feminine figures it translates as promiscuous, slutty or evil — something the band aims to reclaim as a mark of feminine pride. Jalang invokes the band members’ diasporic and queer narratives through hardcore punk, mixing ideas and personal experiences that often inter-connect but also continue to conflict with the world around us.”
This one track is so ferocious that we need to go hug our mom. Can’t WAIT to hear what a whole album of this is going to sound like!!! SO SICK!!! Recently one of our favorite sites No Echo did a write-up on them – go read that HERE.
Stay up to date with the band here: https://www.facebook.com/jalangdbeat