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Return of Rojac Sotong: Southeast Asia tour 2011

Southeast Asia poster by Joe KiddIn July 2011 we returned to Southeast Asia for our second tour of the region. This page is the collected archive of that event.


  • 15 Friday Malaysia, KL: venue:@ Rumah Api, Ampang HOW HIGH CAN A PUNK GET part2. 
    with Atomgevitter (Scotland), Family Man (Germany), GeenNaam, Crimescene, SMG, Prisma Fosil!
  • 16 Saturday Malaysia, Tampin: venue: The Seventh Heaven This Is For The Heart Still Beating
    with Atomgevitter (Scotland), Family Man (Germany), Alice (Jakarta), Devilica, Maddthelin, Memorial, Shallows Dance, Hurricane & Channeling Mahatma
  • 17 Sunday Java, Surabaya – Cancelled
  • 18 Monday Java, Blitar
  • 20 Wednesday Java, Yogyakarta: venue: Universitas Sanata Dharma, Gejayan area: Summer Breeze:
  • Tampin Poster21 Thursday Java, Bandung: Cancelled
  • 22 Friday Java, Bekasi: venue: Dromotora studio, bulak kapa.
    with Individual distortion, serigala jahanam, kashmir acid rain, get it today, gudangXgaram and sangkala worship
  • 23 Saturday, Malaysia, KL: venue: MyEvo Clubhouse
  • 24 Sunday Malaysia – Mentakab: venue Arjuna Studio Silent Night Gig
  • 28 Thursday Singapore – venue: The Pigeonhole
  • 29 Friday Singapore – venue: Playfreely experimental music night, improv
  • 30 Saturday Malaysia, KL MapKL, Solaris Dutamas, KL

Tour Diary:

We have documented our experiences of our journey through the region, the incredible people we met, thought we were made to think, and sounds we had the privilege of hearing.

Filmakers anonymous posterSoutheast Asia Tour Diary Tour diary 1: Kuala Lumpur – Think like a fish
Southeast Asia Tour Diary 2: East Java – Punk Rock’s rock setup
Southeast Asia Tour Diary 3: Jogjakarta – Roadside still life
Southeast Asian Tour Diary 4: Bekasi – A chicken sleep at the hairdressers
Southeast Asia Tour Diary 5: A mosquito’s respite between Temerloh and Mentakab
Southeast Asia Tour Diary 6: Fishing for lightening
Southeast Asia Tour Diary 7: Transient in Singapore
Southeast Asia Tour Diary 8: Farewell KL


We have a swag of images posted to this Flicker link

Stella – The Video:

While we were in Blitar the Ni Kita Jibril made this video clip for the song Stella. An extraordinary experience. The young girl that appears in the video is Stella Shine Rhamadani.

July update

Here we are in July, less than two weeks to go before we take off on tour to Southeast Asia. Nearly all dates are confirmed, with just one or two still to be finalized, there may be changes as we go but that’s how it happens. I will set up a tour diary once we are underway and then try to update as often as possible.It’s shaping up to be an interesting tour, with a combination of big shows, studio shows, and a couple of shows more in the art domain.

Southeast Asia poster by Joe KiddHere’s the dates, there’s bound to be tweaks along the way- expanded gig details are to the right of the screen:
15 Friday Malaysia, KL: venue:@ Rumah Api, Ampang HOW HIGH CAN A PUNK GET part2.
16 Saturday Malaysia, Tampin: venue: The Seventh Heaven This Is For The Heart Still Beating
17 Sunday Java, Surabaya
19 Tuesday Java, Blitar
20 Wednesday Java, Yogyakarta: venue TBC:
21 Thursday Java, Bandung: venue TBC:
22 Friday Java, Bekasi: venue: Dromotora studio, bulak kapa.
23 Saturday, Malaysia, KL: venue: MyEvo Clubhouse
24 Sunday Malaysia – Mentakab: venue Arjuna Studio Silent Night Gig
28 Thursday Singapore – venue: The Pigeonhole
29 Friday Singapore – venue: Playfreely experimental music night, improv
30 Saturday Malaysia, KL MapKL, Solaris Dutamas, KL

Mr sterile has been featured in this months edition of NZMusician, with a nicely edited interview from noise maker Campbell Kneale.

UrbAlt  Sampler Quattro coverA new downloadable compilation has been released by the USA Blog UrbAlt.
Go to THIS LINK to download the FREE album Sampler Quattro, an eclectic collection of international acts including yours truly.

Distro outlets are being established now with Nikt Nic Nie Wie in Poland, Onec Records in Plymouth,UK, and Tenzenmen Australia. We are continuing to locate other sources to carry the album, as well as looking for other outlets for Distro and review. Contact us if you are interested in discussing this with us some more.

The bands 10th birthday is starting to loom and we figure maybe we should do something for it, brainstorming commence.

Australian tour April 2011

mr sterile Assembly Australian tour poster April 2011

UPDATED TOUR DETAILS: mr sterile Assembly return to Australia for up to eight shows in nine days. A swift tour stopping to play with some of Oz’s finest noise makers. There are the complete details.

  • APRIL 15 FRIDAY: Venue: Black Wire- SYDNEY w/ Ya Aha, Crouching 80’s + Yes, I’m Leaving!. 7pm
  • APRIL 16 SATURDAY: Venue: Jake’s Hais – NEWCASTLEw/Cistern Corrupt, Scalps, Lenin Lennon + Drillbit
  • April 17 SUNDAY PUNK OUTSIDE #9 Venue: Steel Street, Marrickville: w/Slogan Free Youth + Black Vat Trio + No Such Luck + Michael Crafter[7″ launch] – start 2pm, FREE
  • APRIL 19 TUESDAY : Venue: Make it Up Club, Fitzroy- MELBOURNE – no songs, IMPROV
  • APRIL 20 WEDNESDAY: Venue: Bar Open, Fitzroy- MELBOURNE w/Fitzroy, Adam Simmons Vs Brian O’Dwyer, + Dead Ants
  • APRIL 22 FRIDAY: Venue: KOF Gallery 68 Pink Oak Cr, Flemington, Melbourne. w/Onion Engines + Sohei + Go Genre Everything!
  • APRIL 23 SATURDAY Live to air 3CR 2-4pm
  • APRIL 23 SATURDAY : VENUE: The Victoria: 380 Victoria Street, Brunswick : w/DEAD + Galactic Entertainment Ensemble

    These shows would not have been made possible without the fabulous help of Tenzenmen in Sydney, who has organised the Sydney CD release function. Big cheers to Even from Jake’s Hais in Newcastle. And in Melbourne Don at  Neumusak who has been key in organising two shows, Black Wire, Dave at KOF, Jem from DEAD for being super helpful, and the good folk from Go Genre Everything. Big thanks also to Garage Collective for the stunning image for the poster.

    See you there!. It will be a blast

  • Australian tour – April 2011

    mr sterile Assembly are in the throws of organising a small tour of Sydney & Melbourne, Australia. We land in Sydney April 15 & depart Sunday 24th April.

    Shows: April 15 Sydney – Black Wire

    April 16 Newcastle –Jake’s Hais

    April 19 Melbourne – Make it Up Club

    We are also interested in playing any show in the local environs to these cities. If you are interested in having us play somewhere in these areas then please make contact with us and we shall see what we can do.

    Plans for 2011.

    Ok, the best news is that at this very moment the mr sterile Assembly album TRANSIT is in the most capable and helpful hands of Dualplover. We expect the deliver of the album by the end of Feb and then we shall start sharing our efforts far and wide. The first single has been release for free download on our Bandcamp page, the feed back’s been lovely, ta.

    The first show for this year is in Christchurch at the fine venue of El Santo Porteno with a rare performance of Street and one of the infamous Dave Khan’s bands (i’ll post the band name when I have it). Further afield we also have shows in planning for Palmerston Nth, Whanganui, some Australian shows, and mid year a return to south east Asia.