After taking their unique Kyoto Protocol sounds to Borneo and Ipoh, the Malaysian legends will be back in Kuala Lumpur this weekend to kick pf the next phase of their Milik Kita National Tour on 1 December at The Bee, Publika. Solaris Dutamas, KL
Not to be mistaken for members of Greenpeace, Kyoto Protocol are a five-piece outfit based in Malaysia who kick-started a musical renaissance in the local music scene.
Since their humble beginnings playing covers in bars for 3 hours a night in 2008, Kyoto Protocol are no longer strangers to the big stage having opened for international acts such as MGMT, Yuna, CITIZENS! and We The Kings, and played at the inaugural Future Music Festival Asia alongside The Chemical Brothers, The Wombats, and Tinie Tempah.
Their debut 5-track offering, An Album, was released in 2011. This offering would prove to be a success as their first single “Pussycat” garnered heavy rotation on the airwaves, even reaching number 1 on the Hitz.FM’s Malaysian English Top 10, FlyFM’s Campur Chart and TraxxFM’s Upstage Charts. Subsequently, the band received a nomination for “Best New Artist” from Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) in the same year.
In 2013, the band plots its regional routes; aiming to transition from local to regional off the back of successful appearances in BeastieRock Festival 2012 in Taiwan and Baybeats 2010 in Singapore.
Another 5-track offering Pahlawan was released in 2013, and the full length 9-track effort Catch These Men was released in 2015. Their lead single “Dispensable” spent 5 weeks at no.1 on the Hitz.FM MET10, and peaked at no.2 on the Deezer Rock charts in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Most recently their two tracks Guilty Plea and Delta Wing have appeared on rotation on Spotify.
Kyoto Protocol are Fuad - Vocals / Guitar, Gael - Vocals / Keyboard, Hairi – Guitar, Shaq - Bass / Vocals, Shan – Drums. They will be appearing at The Bee this 1 December with support from Myo and Loko before hitting Johor Baru and Penang later in the month.