Laguna Records turns ten this year, and to cap off a successful decade of churning out music by Malaysia’s finest, the respected local independent record label will host a celebratory concert this month, featuring some of the biggest names in the Laguna catalogue. Founder Jeffrey Little’s band Prana, whose sophomore effort ‘Greenhouse Effect’ was the label’s maiden release and catalyst in 2003, will be joined onstage by rock heavyweights SevenCollar T-Shirt, Pesawat and Love Me Butch (pictured), to name but a few.
If you’re not of the thumping rock persuasion, the likes of PureVibracion, who specialise in groovy roots reggae beats, and folk-rock exponents Lab The Rat add to the eclectic line-up. The two newest additions to the growing Laguna staple Guba and Halfway Kings are also slated to light up Club Neverland, with Subculture, Damn Dirty Apes, Robot Asmara and We Are Not All-Stars completing the day’s exciting roster. Indie-folk singer-songwriter Guba, in particular, has risen to prominence in recent times with the breezy ‘You’re so Fine’, his popular duet with Yuna, while Halfway Kings, comprising vocalist Adeline Chua and guitarist Joachim Sebastian, continue to enchant crowds with their brand of blues-tinged acoustic folk tunes. Wong Boon Ken