Kebosanan untuk mencari cerita yang menarik untuk dimuatkan dalam post telah membawa aku mencari asal usul kumpulan Meet Uncle Hussain yang terkenal dengan lagu “Lagu Untukmu” yang amat popular di carta-carta radio pada masa kini.
Meet Uncle Hussain (MUH) is a peculiar name for a band that plays indie rock. Taja, the co-founder of the band, tells me the story behind their name. “We wanted a name that was unique and that representative of our own sound, something catchy that people would remember. And Hussain was the best. If it was Meet Uncle Patrick or Ramli, it wouldn’t work.”
Truly, MUH’s music is at par with their unusual name. The band sings in Malay, but refuse to be pigeonholed into one of those bands who sing sappy rock ballads. Drawing influences from upbeat bands like Hot Hot Heat, Franz Ferdinand to mellower bands like Doves and Radiohead, MUH’s sound is radio friendly and very hard to dislike.
Formed in 2001, MUH consist of vocalists/guitarists Lan and Taja, bassist A-Fatt, and drummer Kudux. Over the years, the band underwent various music genres before they found their niche making melodic indie rock. And now the band’s music has been picked up to be the theme of KAMI The Series.
Landing the gig in KAMI is probably the best thing that’s happened to MUH, and Taja says, “We’ve been very pleased that our songs, ‘Lagu Untukmu’ and ‘La La La Kerjalah’Â were picked as the theme song for KAMI, and appear on the compilation album. I believe that if you do something you love truly from the inside, good things will come to you. Presenting ourselves in our music has given us a lot of satisfaction.”
With KAMI The Series already hitting TV screens, ‘Lagu Untukmu’ seems to be doing a great job helping the band get their name out to the masses. The band seems to have plenty more in store for fans in the near future. The band has finished recording their debut album and is looking at releasing it by the end of this year, so tune in to this space for updates.
* Sumber: Google.com, Junkonline
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