thefridays. Acap F - Voice/Percussion Yan Jimbit - Guitars/FX Ambience Chey Bacteria - Drums/Percussion Adib Azhari - Bass Wan Bellon - Guitars Said HerrDirektor - Keyboards/Synthesizer
Why The Fridays?
The very essence of The Fridays as a name is simply an unassuming, practical name that works. That, and we wanted to piss off the restaurant chain by sharing a name with such an unpalatable band as us.
Powered by junk food, sodas, boredom and the undying belief that pop music can save the world, Acap F the box bedroom rebel, Adib Azhari the local pinup boy, Chey Bacteria the mild-mannered suburban \\\'Jack-The-Lad\\\', Yan Jimbit the guitar anti-hero, Said HerrDirektor the brooding thinker and Wan Bellon the child prodigy make up the band that is currently the independent scene\\\'s best kept secret (slugging it at Zouk KL opening for the mighty Mocca and swinging out alongside Estranged and The Times for MTV Asia at Sunway Lagoon yet still exuding this vibe of effortless small town-ness). Naive but at the same time biting, and real but at the same time soaked in dreaminess, few have left a Fridays\\\' show without being touched in some way or another (sama ada menyampah atau suka, between the two lah).
Basically the music can be described as bad-pop-music-played-by-easily-satisfied-simpletons, but pop with substance, played as catchiest as possible, married with Punk Rock and Pop Art leanings in all the right places is obviously a better description. Pop laced with ironic optimism. Yeah, that\\\'s it.