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Malaysia’s top rock act Blister

April 2, 2012

Blister was formed on Christmas day in 2000, when they first began jamming on an impulse

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Blister may not be a household name in the music industry yet, but make no mistake, they are on the verge of a full blown assault.

They caused quite a stir recently when they walked away with the Best Rock Act award at the recent Vima Music Awards, upstaging prominent acts such as Dragon Red, Bunkface and An Honest Mistake.

Blister profile

Blister is a Hard Rock/Rock n’ Roll/Blues band made up of family members.

They are:

Ramon “Solo” Singho – Lead Guitars.
Mario “Mangz” Singho – Vocals/Rhythm Guitars/Blues Harp.
Julio “Jubz” Singho – Bass/Backing Vocals.
Darian “Captain” Henry – Vocals/Rhythm Guitars/Blues Harp.
Zachary ‘Zack Attack’ De’Costa – Drums/Percussion.

Blister was formed on Christmas 2000, when they first began jamming on an impulse. They started playing professionally in 2005 after participating and being placed in the Top 10 in a nationwide battle of the bands competition called Blast Off.

Blister is in the process of recording its debut album which consist of originals written and composed by band members themselves.They recently released their latest single ‘I’m Not Your Slave’ on national radio.Their music style is a fusion of punk rock, blues rock, heavy metal and hard rock.

Blister’s aim in their music is to take the influences of old and make it new again. They believe that Rock n’ Roll/Heavy Metal/Hard Rock still has a place in the music industry and plan to re-introduce it with their own brand of Rock to the masses, starting slowly with Malaysia.

The band is heavily inspired by bands such as Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, Deep Purple, The Sex Pistoles, The Ramones, Aerosmith, ACDC, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, The Darkness, RATM, Foo Fighters, Avenged Sevenfold and many others.

Blister is also heavily influenced by ol’ skool rock n’ roll and blues music by artistes such as Elvis Presley, BB King, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, Howling Wolf and many others.

Blister spots that one of their highest achievements so far is when they performed for one of their idols, alongside Amy Search as one of the opening acts for the SLASH Live In KL concert which was held in Sunway Surf Beach in August 2010.

How would you best describe your music?

Hard Rock n Roll with a dash of Heavy Metal and Punk. We admire rock n roll music from the past, and with these influences, we try to make the old new again.

If you had a chance to perform any where in the world, where would that be and why?

Many places, festivals such as Download, Sonisphere, Rock am Ring. But I think all of us would like to take a mini tour around the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, CA as many our idols played in the clubs on that strip.

If you had a chance to collaborate with any musician on the planet, who would it be and why?

It definitely would be with one of our idols. Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Foo Fighters…but I think most of all it would have to be Guns n’ Roses…Original line up of course.

What would you like to be remembered for?

The band that reintroduced or brought back real Rock n Roll to the masses.

You win a chance to open for your favorite act – what song would you perform and what would you do on stage?

Well, we already opened for Slash. He is one of our idols and since he was from Guns and Roses, which is our favorite band. We played Blind Love and our own head-banging anthem “The Headbangers’ Song”..You can listen to this song on our Facebook page or Youtube. You’ll definitely understand why we played that song. But we definitely would love to open for Avenged Sevenfold on April 28 this year and maybe jam with them on stage. That will would be a killer.Not forgetting our local bands, opening for Search and Butterfingers will be awesome as hell too.
Money or fame? Why?

Fame. Because with fame, you can use it to your advantage to make money.

What are your songs about?

Most of our songs are about stuff that we as a band go through in life. It’s also about standing up for what you believe in and never giving up. Kind of like sticking it up to the “Man” kind of thing.

If you had the chance to change something about the music industry, what would it be?

To make it more diverse. In a sense that every fan or musician of a genre would be able to enjoy music equally wherever they are. Now it is kind of the follow the leader or follow the masses kind of thing going on. And I think this actually has a lot to do with the radio stations. If the media keeps feeding only a certain kind of genre to the masses, everybody is going to be into that genre only.

I think the radio stations need to be equal in the kind of music they play so that it caters to all people, not only a certain group. The local radio stations should also support the local music acts more, especially the English local musicians/bands. Gone are the days where we were able to listen to Search, Wings, Butterfingers, OAG etc constantly on our local airwaves.

Contact

Blister on FB: https://www.facebook.com/weareblister?ref=ts

Blister on Twitter: www.twitter.com/weareblister

Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1rsD5Vi2Ps


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