Wednesday May 11, 2005
Pop Shuvit leads the way to the roots of KLHCBy IZUAN SHAH
For Pop Shuvit’s maiden Saturday Rock Fever showcase at Hard Rock Cafe in Kuala Lumpur last Saturday, the enterprising rap-rock quintet brought an extra initiative for heavy rock fans – the promised revival of the hardcore heyday of the 1990s and the re-introduction of its key purveyors. KLHC (Kuala Lumpur hardcore), the underground institution so many urban mainstream rock outfits of today once looked up to and savoured as musical and ethical role models, was set for a resurgence.
The only surprise was, the ones to bring KLHC back was Pop Shuvit, perhaps the most unlikely bunch to celebrate this nearly forgotten scene. But the Shuvit crew were insistent on getting back to the roots.