Thailand Based Label Tenzenmen Records Release D-Beat Punk Act Lai’s Demo

Lái play Swedish influenced fast paced raging d-beat punk that propels the ferocious vocals right into the face of the listener. Vocalist Alda’s lyrics engage with voices that explore politics, religion, feminism and queer rights in South East Asia and the diaspora.

Vocals are delivered in both Bahasa Indonesian and English and the band name is taken from the Chinese Mandarin phrase meaning ‘to come/next.’

Lái invoke these diasporic identities and themes through punk, mixing ideas and personal experiences that often inter-connect but also continue to conflict in the world around us.

For fans of Totalitar & G.L.O.S.S. and featuring members of Pisschrist, Extinct Exist, Masses, Ubik & Occult Blood, this demo is limited to a run of 100 cassettes out now on tenzenmen and available from distros throughout South East Asia.

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