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From having their debut album launched as part of Urbanscapes 2017 and performing at Good Vibes Festival later that year, Jaggfuzzbeats is now finally breaking into the mainstream
Jaggfuzzbeats consist of guitarist and vocalist Azrul Zainal, and drummer Omar Aiman. They have been making music since 2015, initially uploading songs onto SoundCloud. They are no strangers to the local indie scene, having played multiple high-profile gigs across Malaysia.
Here are 5 facts about this indie-rock duo so you can get acquainted:
1. They started making music together as part of a high school band
Their latest output, Subtle Shift, was released on 27 April of this year.
Initially slated for an August 2020 release, it was pushed back indefinitely due to last year’s pandemic-related restrictions.
"It was supposed to come out earlier... but then the whole situation with Covid happened, and things in our personal lives forced us to take a step back for a bit and really look back. We actually had a full album ready before Subtle Shift... but after everything that happened, we felt like some of the songs didn’t fit the situation right now," Omar related to theSundaily while promoting the album.
Their new EP has been said to "explore harsher sonic territory", and "is more in-your-face". These may be true, but a lot of the things that drew people in the first time around are still present, just more refined and mature.
What is for certain though, is that six tracks are not nearly enough.
Here's hoping the pandemic blows over soon so this SAYS writer can mosh-pit at one of their gigs, much to the chagrin of his girlfriend (sorry sayang).