Singapore Guide | Music – I Am David Sparkle
I Am David Sparkle
Genre: Post Rock/Instrumental/Sludge/Shoegaze
I Am David Sparkle takes its name from a tongue-in-cheek anglicisation of popular ’70s Malaysian disco king, M. Daud Kilau. Its music however, is an entirely different beast.
Presently consisting of Amran Khamis, Djohan Johari, Farizwan Fajari and Zahir Sanosi, the band is one of the pioneers of the instrumental post-rock scene in Singapore. Since its inception in 2001, it has garnered a strong underground following in Singapore and internationally with its music and emotionally charged live sets. To date, I Am David Sparkle has played tours and festivals in countries such as Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong and the United States.
2010 sees I Am David Sparkle releasing ‘Swords’; their second full-length album on the KittyWu Records imprint, and fifth release in total after ‘The Apocalypse of Your Heart’ EP [2006, self-released], ‘This is the New’ LP [2007, KittyWu], ‘Nosferatu Makes Me Nervous’ 7” Vinyl Single [2009, KittyWu] and the ‘Live in Houston’ bootleg EP[2010, self-released].
Why we love I Am David Sparkle:
Their albums consists of well-crafted instrumental compositions that are easy-listening for a moment, and escalates sky high in the next with a certain intensity that is shattered with emotions. I am David Sparkle’s live performances are absolutely surreal and these guy are definitely, in our opinion, Singapore’s very own Explosions in The Sky.
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