Smells Like Indie Spirit


Penang in the 90s. Independent music had just exploded onto the scene and the air was electric with Nirvana and Metallica. “Every other kid had an electric guitar and the secondary schools were littered with rock bands. It was the coolest thing to play music and be influenced by the culture of the day. We did not have a lot of shows, but we did have many bands scrambling for shows,” says Kelvyn Yeang, guitar maestro and founder of Indie Penang (IndiePG) Festival, a platform for local songwriters and musicians to showcase their original music outside the usual creativitylimiting mainstream venues. “Indie ...

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