So this is how the worldwide hardcore family works…
We’re sitting in our practice space and Joe our bass player says “Hey Riz, since we’re playing in Singapore on Sunday July 1, let’s try to play a show in Malaysia the Saturday before. There’s a city called Johor Bahru that is an hour away”. I respond, “Yeah, we played there in 2004!” Our own problem is that we don’t have our own drummer and have been borrowing drummers, so before booking anything I had to send a message to Mike to see if he could do that show with us. As soon as Mike answered back…I knew it was on.
All I needed to do was reach out to my hardcore brothers in Singapore – Overthrown’s guitarist Jai and within 30 minutes, we confirmed a show in JB.
That’s how hardcore works…NO other music genre in the world works this way. In hardcore we are always out helping each other out. You may have never actually met the people face to face, but we go on blind trust and faith. We are quick to open our doors to people because of hardcore…and this is something that I will never forget or take for granted.
So now – with our brother Jai’s help – we are confirming that King Ly Chee is playing in Johor Bahru on Saturday Jun 30 at Unity Fest organized by our friend Harris of TFHM Productions!
Here’s the info…the most exciting part is that we will finally be sharing a stage with our Lion City hardcore brothers Overthrown! They’re playing too! We also go our friends from Guangzhou – Insecticide on the show.