LUST is an experimental pop group from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Established in 2015, the group was formed out of members from Orang, Krooktroupe and Speakzodiac. Their music is an eclectic collage of genres, drawing influences from punk, pop and new wave music.
LUST released their debut EP titled ‘chingichanga’ in March 2016. Daniel Peters of Bandwagon describes the album as a “colourful, offbeat debut, brimming with personality” which promises “a heady and rewarding trip”, and UniteAsia finds the band’s music to be an “interesting mix of sounds and colours, but under the madness of eclectic layers there is definitely a strong sense of melody”.
The release was marked with a tour across Malaysia, Singapore, Southern Thailand and Indonesia. Their live performances have led them to share stages with renowned groups such as Mew, Deerhoof and White Shoes & The Couples’ Company.
Three years on, the band returns with ‘Tekesima‘, a twelve-track record that explores the wide-eyed transition into adulthood, discovering the weight that it brings in an age of modernity and excess. The band has been touring since, with notable performances that included showcases in Borneo, a spot on 2019’s Good Vibes Festival and more recently – South Korea for Zandari Festa 2019.
Azfar Abu Bakar