ESTRELLA [2007]

8 04 2008

Formed in 2006, Estrella originally consisted of three members; Ashraf, Syariful Adzwan (Yob), and fronted by Liyana. In May 2006, the Troubaganger acoustic gig marked their first-ever performance, initially winning over the audience at cozy La Bodega KL. However, very soon after the three members were then reduced to the current two as Ashraf decided to leave the band for personal reasons

Armed with their guitars and heartfelt tunes, Liyana and Yob began circulating the local music scene with their own brand of acoustic music. Numerous open-mic sessions and gigs at notable shows around town followed suit; namely Moonshine, Troubadours, Doppelganger, and No Black Tie, and the band began to generate more attention for the duo from both the audience and the organizers.

In June 2006, Estrella’s first single, ‘Take It Slow’ was featured in Troubadours’s “The Voices Next Door” compilation album, and the song was then taken by RedComm productions as part of the soundtrack for the SunSilk TV series Impian Illiyana which ran for 13 consecutive weeks. Gaining some pretty decent exposure in the media as well as the indie scene, friendships were also made with likeminded individuals and groups along the way, providing them with even more ideas and opportunity to grow musically

Having captured the attention of the Laguna Music masterminds, Estrella further evolved their genre from indie jazz to a slightly more complex sound, with dreamy and spacey after-effects. Under the suggestion of Laguna Music Producer, Jeffrey Little, the strummers now became a light band – with members, Shamsul Idzwan on percussions and Jeffrey Little, himself on drums.

Making rounds at gigs around town as a full band, Estrella’s biggest show yet was the ‘A Seven Collar Sonique Cinematique’ event in early 2007 as one of the opening acts for Seven Collar T-Shirt. In the following month, Estrella performed at the annual KL Sing Song 2007 show, alongside notable singer-songwriters like Azmyl Yunor, Pete Teo and Shanon Shah, which gave the band ample media exposure.

Having worked their way to perfecting their existing and new material, Estrella’s self-titled album was released on the 28th of December 2007. Following the release of the album, Estrella released two singles, ‘Ternyata’ & ‘Stay’, to reach-out to both the Malay & English markets.

Everyday musings and inward thoughts are the main elements in their music, using simplicity as the main staple. Being so new to the scene, Estrella is simply going with the flow, and taking in stride whatever it is that comes their way. Keep you ears peeled for this act, they’re bound to reach and capture the hearts of music-enthusiasts everywhere.

Tracklisting:

  1. Stay (2:55)
  2. Some Space (3:07)
  3. Ternyata (3:40)
  4. My Morning (3:26)
  5. Foolish (2:45)
  6. Keepsake (3:22)
  7. Take It Slow (3:37)
  8. Heaven (2:29)
  9. Masih (3:03)
  10. Its You (3:01)

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11 responses

9 07 2008
feroz

hello…
nice…
the times new album…
did u have it?

17 07 2008
nadya

hey guys
really like ur song
waiting for d new one

6 10 2008
and

baik punye

13 10 2008
ryu s

thank you very much. i like the songs n d band!

13 10 2008
ion brown kelate

lu pk la sndriiiiiiii………..

29 11 2008
alin

love you all…lagu korang mmg best gler….stay is my fav…

29 11 2008
ghadis_mellow

lagu estrella smua best lar.. x sbar album sterusnya… 🙂 muahx

30 11 2008
moshpit

sebab apa tak smua lagu estrella bleh d/load?
ada certain lagu tu dia link ke rapidshare…tapi xbleh d/load…
any advice please…TQ

30 01 2009
chi2^sbh

cool & nice….
keep on making such nice musics…(^_^)

1 03 2009
fish182

cool thanks a lot

24 05 2009
マレシャン

一番の曲。。。。 大好きです。。

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