“Hang kata aurat harus dijaga, hang tengok filem blue apa cerita?” – is the first line to greet you when you listen to the debut track from the unapologetic Kedah-core punk band, Terrer.
According to NME, ‘Hang Loklaq’ which dropped on Sunday (12 Dec) is a statement of pushback against religious hypocrisy as explained by frontman, Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri.
“It’s colloquial, I spent my [secondary school] years in [the northern state of] Kedah and we would use it whenever someone was acting perverted, weird or kurang siuman [mentally unwell].
“So that’s how we use the word in our song. It is satire and playful humour but also a statement of pushback against religious hypocrisy,” Faiq said to NME.
What’s more interesting is that the debut track is featured in Terrer’s upcoming EP, Kaum Lelaki which explores “the experience of what it’s like to be a Malay man in our society today”.
Directed by the underrated Liew Seng Tat and produced by Moonasar, the music video shows the band in full-face of surprisingly stunning makeup while donning traditional Malay women’s attires.
Probably taking inspiration or paying homage to Seng Tat’s comedy film, Lelaki Harapan Dunia (2014), where a bunch of villagers dress up as the opposite sex to capture an “orang minyak” who preys on women. Oof, we saw what you did there…
Besides Faiq, members include guitarists Arman and Abel, bassist Azlan and drummer Helmi.
Watch the music video here:
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