Hello all, it’s been a while. I am going to stray from my usual pattern to feature this awesome band, Couple! Hailing from Malaysia, this group started out playing classic, fun, rock and roll! Top of the Pop was their first, a very fun album full of classic, bubblegummy rock and roll. Mostly in English, it is fun but wears its influences clearly on its sleeves.
Their second was called Teenage Disc Fantastic. It starts out much like the first album, with some great power-poppy fun. About halfway through, they switch to speaking their native language, but still has the cool rock and roll template. I have no idea what they are singing about, but it sounds good to me.
On their latest album, Pop Tak Masuk Radio, they do the entire album in Malay. And they kind of find themselves a bit more. No longer relying on the standard rock and roll/bubblegum template, they create music which sounds a lot more meaningful to their own experience. I think it makes for a great album.
As I listened to all of these albums together at once, I was happy to see their progression and find out what a really great band they are. Check out the albums and their MySpace page, and enjoy!