It all started... in the year of 1998 when founding members Akmal, Zahar and Bahir, three cousins of whom the band is composed of with the addition of original drummer, Teo. The band was initially influenced by the grunge-rock scene of the day such as the Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Live, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. They started out by playing mostly at school functions such as campfires nights & proms, covering songs from the bands they admired most & occasionally join band competitions.
Soon after... for all the usual reasons, the band split. Lack of exposure, limited venues/gigs, low internet info penetration, personal commitments & so on. They went their separate ways, fulfilling individual objectives & life\'s obligated responsibilities. Whilst doing so, they gain invaluable experiences musically as the members either joined other bands or formed new ones.
Then came 2006... a family member got hitched and a band was demanded to perform on the joyous occasion.
The catch... the band must be from within the family! Fingers were all unsurprisingly directed to the obvious three x-members of Silvergun Superman. They then kissed, made-up and even enlisted Abbas, another family member to take up the role on the drums & percussions for the show. Thus, making Silvergun Superman the complete line-up that it is today.
As years progressed.. musical tastes and preferences of each band member matured, new sounds were incorporated into their musical style. The members finally got serious about their potential musical path and discussed their next step. Hence, PLATYPUS (e.p) was materialized (in Q4 2008) featuring 5 tracks (New+Old Songs) which are pretty much an introduction on what they are capable of...In a hope of establishing an acceptance towards home-grown Contemporary-styled GRUNGE ROCK.
Today.. Silvergun Superman is steadily gaining the needed momentum especially from the support of new indie medias/platforms (Voize.my, Gundu.com.my, Dream Music, Celcom Channel X, Bimbit.com etc) ever since their debut PLATYPUS (e.p) surfaced.
Friends & fans alike are also anxiously waiting for their full fledged debut album (currently in production) code named DEAD KINGs & Their Pre-Written Jokes. They are all set to rock the scene with acoustic sessions, LIVE Shows and of course.. their style of MUSIC !!!
How far can the band go... its your call... :)
and kudos to the team jomgig.com for creating a cool platform for us all!!