Kuala Lumpur-based five-piece band, The Eightyfour, is a fierce melting pot of post-hardcore meets punk. The band consists of childhood friends, Dean on lead guitar, Dauz on vocals, Amin on second guitar, Najib on drums, and Adib on bass.
The band was formed way back in 1998 under various, different names. With several line-up changes due to personal commitment, the line-up ended as it is now. Together they have chosen the name The Eightyfour as their official band name since they were all born in 1984 and only in 2004 that the band actually involved actively in the music scene; since each of the members has their own band to concentrate on.
They recorded their first demo in 2004. The demo was not distributed to the scene; it was only given to close friends and followers. Together the band cites influences from Underoath, Hopesfall, Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, Glassjaw, Envy and The Fall of Troy. The band played thru a series of gigs in 2005 and 2006 before deciding to have a break for a year. Since then, there have been a few line up changes with Najib (2006) and Adib (2009).
Come 2009, The Eightyfour finally met the right guy to fill in the bass position in the form of seasoned performer; Adib the drummer from a well known band Oh Chentaku. With the streghtened line up, The Eightyfour decided to get back into the Malaysian music scene with a bang. The band is currently in the studio recording their long awaited debut album. The band has already set the target to capture a bigger audience this time around with the help of some accomplished artist as guest singers in one of the band’s new songs. The album is expected to be angst-fuelled screams with a fair bit of catchy dancehall hooks accompanied with crunching guitars. All in all, The Eightyfour is ready to deliver the beautiful sounds and in your face at the same time. Rock on!