Battle Bloom is an indie pop band hailing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The band members are Fariz Salleh (Guitar), Melissa Toh (Vocals), Dianne Lim (Keyboard and Vocals) and Ryan Lee Bhaskaran (Drums and Percussions).
The band recently launched their debut Album 'Maps & Diagrams' on 12 April 2017 at Playspace LIVE. The anticipated six-track album produced by Angie Farr and Engineered by Melina Williams (of Tempered Mental fame), represents Battle Bloom’s various stages of growth and journey as a band.
Formerly known as Saturday Afternoon, the band adopted the name Battle Bloom as a way of reconciling their differences in influences, backgrounds and personalities. Fariz’s metal inspired background merges with Melissa and Dianne’s more pop and folk-influenced stylings to create beautiful melodies out of the chaos of our time.
Life, love and love lost are common themes explored in their music peppered with fresh summery vocals and lingering tunes.
Since their inception, Battle Bloom have played at various shows around Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru such as Penang Island Jazz Festival, Guiness Amplify, Gegey Fest and Moonshine. The band was also honoured at being the opening act for Norwegian musician Erlend Øye & The Rainbows (of Kings of Convenience and The Whitest Boy Alive fame) as they stopped in Malaysia for their Asia Tour in 2015.
Their album 'Map & Diagrams' is available for download on Bandcamp! www.battlebloom.bandcamp.com