Malaysian pop punk band Night Skies & Visions have released their melodic second EP titled ‘Sugar, Spice & Some Things Nice’.
The five-track project was made available on major streaming services on Friday (January 8).
In a press release, the band said the themes of the EP include heartbreak, having fun, and self-reflection, which were “all the usual recipes that make a great pop punk anthem”.
Listen to the EP here:
Night Skies & Visions also noted the EP’s third track ‘Luka Dan Benci’ as the “highlight” of the release as it marks the first track the band has written and sung in Malay.
“Knowing that they needed to tackle the local music industry first before expanding outside, the band decided to go with a slow but punchy ballad rock sound which will remind fans of early 2000’s pop rock bands that the mainstream audience will enjoy,” the band said.
The EP was recorded at Garudha Studios and produced by Nash Muhandes, who has worked with more than 150 local bands in the underground scene, the band said.
“The process proved to be quite a challenge amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic since the band needed to record their individual parts separately due to movement restrictions, then combining everyone’s work resulting in an explosive EP that the band is really proud of.”
Formed in 2015, the Kuala Lumpur-based based outfit fronted by vocalist Ceyln Chow, released several singles last year. The singles included the new EP’s opening track ‘Saturday Night’ in October, followed by a cover of 2000s local pop classic ‘Sha Na Na’, the theme song for popular TV series Puteri originally performed by singer Amy Mastura.
The band, who cite Neck Deep, State Champs, and Stand Atlantic as among their main influences, released their debut EP ‘This Wild Ride’ in 2018.