Side Effect

Side Effect

 Yangon, Yangon, MMR
BandRockPunk

Side Effect is the most energetic and invigorating indie band from Burma/Myanmar. Against a great deal of political challenges, Side Effect has been rocking, irrepressibly, since 2004. The band has an indie sound that combines their poetic Burmese lyrics with elements of punk, garage rock & power pop.

Biography

Side Effect is the most energetic and invigorating indie band from Burma/Myanmar. Against a great deal of political and economic challenges, Side Effect has been rocking, irrepressibly, since 2004.

The band has cultivated an indie sound that combines their poetic Burmese lyrics with their musical roots in punk, and mixes them with elements of garage rock, power pop, and back-to- the-basics rocknroll, in a manner similar to bands like The Strokes and The Libertines.

The bands music draws inspiration from everyday life in Yangon and the current political shifts in Myanmar. The recent demolishing of music censorship has given them the ability to become more socio-political. The bands songs embody the passionate resilience of youth in Myanmar; Tser Htoo, the bands self-taught drummer, practiced by hitting on piles of books until the day he could go to the studio to play a real drum set - until he got one as a present during their first time to play SXSW in 2013 .

While Myanmar has only recently opened up its doors after being closed for 50 years, Side Effect are ready to take on the world...

Discography

-Debut LP 'Rainy Night Dreams was independently released in 2012.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rainy-night-dreams/id524283216

-Latest EP, The Change was released by German indie label, All Tunes. http://bit.ly/1fXKYzS

-Our tracks have been played on local radio stations in Myanmar such as CherryFM, Mandalay FM and international ones such as NPR + PRI in the U.S. and German radio station Flux FM and across the world...

-Plus, the best four tracks from our debut are used in Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown (Season 1 Episode 1: Myanmar) appearing in the show along with him.