|VN rockers: Microwave had a mini-show last night in Ha Noi after the release of their latest album, Exit. — Photo courtesy of Microwave band
HA NOI (VNS) — Rock fans in Ha Noi were among the first ones to enjoy new releases by the HCM City-based rock band Microwave when the group released their newest album 10 in the city yesterday.
Featuring 10 songs composed by all four members, "the album is to mark a decade since the group released their debut album Loi Thoat (The Exit) in 2005", the band leader and guitarist Tran Tung explained about the simple name of the album.
According to Tung, each song was written from their own personal experience, exposing their inner thoughts about life and the surrounding world.
Together with the official release in Ha Noi, the nu metal and alternative rock band also staged a mini show with two guest bands, Bui Gio, and Oringchains, in the city last night for about 500 people.
"Surprisingly, we have a great number of fans as well as a close connection with the rockers' community in the capital city, that's why we decided to have our first show to promote the album right here, instead of HCM City," Tung said.
After Ha Noi, the band will hold other performances in Da Nang, Can Tho and HCM City to promote the album.
In HCM City, Microwave will also release the LP version of the album.
"We will also broadcast a short music film created from four seperate music videos," Tung said at a press conference yesterday.
Founded in 2001, Microwave released their debut nu metal album Loi Thoat, Exit, in 2005 featuring the song Tim Lai (Found it Back), which then became a hit of the year and rocketed the band to fame.
The band is also a regular at the annual Rock Storm festival– the biggest rock event in Viet Nam. In 2009, they released their second album Thoi Gian, which features modern rock songs. The album won the ‘Golden Album' award in January 2010 at a monthly competition hosted by HCM City Television. — VNS