Text by Sean Hocking (Metal Postcard Rec)
The rest of the world appears to becoming increasingly aware of the music of South East Asia from the 70’s….. The Drakkar Band who have just re-issued the eponymous album Drakkar 74 on Hong Kong based label Metal Postcard is going to the USA to play some gigs to help John Pirozzi launch his amazing documentary Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten. It’s worth remembering that the last time they played outside the country was 1973 to US servicemen in Vietnam. We’d be calling the tour.. “From Apocolypse Now to Hipster Central”!
The Vinyl Factory in the UK are discovering Philippino funk and disco and we needn’t tell you that The Paradise Bangkok International Molam Band from Bangkok (NE Thai pop funk) is taking the world by storm.