TWSLive #2 band profile – Dirgahayu

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Dirgahayu is one the bands appearing on The Wknd Sessions Live #2 – happening on 08-August-2015 in Slate at The Row, Kuala Lumpur.


From the ashes of Akta Angkasa and Custom Daisy, Dirgahayu first emerged in July 2013 as a 3-piece instrumental math rock outfit based in Kuala Lumpur. This initial lineup had Wan Azry on bass, Afifi Rahim on guitars and Zulhezan on drums.

The band first came to prominence with the release of their single “Bahawasa-Nya” – a 4-minute extravaganza of organized chaos, robust guitar attack and exuberant drumming punctuated by intense, abrupt transitions. This sonic attack was beautifully captured in their music video – a staccato-like rhythm of stop-motion filming from a god’s-eye view, which helped the band garner compelling positive reviews from all over the South East Asian region.


Subsequently roping in Seikan Sawaki for drumming duties, and Zulhezan moving back to guitar duties, Dirgahayu continues to craft their sound towards more progressive, odd-signatured compositions propelled by dense guitar riffs as their sonic signature.

“Bahawasa-Nya is Math with the intense, high-energy feel similar to bands like The Physics House Band yet also with the delicateness and technique of bands like Toe and Lite” — Spread Zine


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