Rawk Lvl: PUKE
• UK Lunch Launching Album & Backyard Party
FRANKLY, I never had this dizziness before. Not the hangover one, but the great outburst atmosphere from the party remains in my head ‘till the next day. I had a bloody good time, of course. Who didn’t? Now let me told you, the coolest launching album party ever, by Semarang’s rock-garage band, Unashamed Kids Lunch (UK Lunch). Consist of Erwin Handoko (vocal), Hafidz Rachmanaza (bass), Prima Sukmaraga (guitar), Arthana Cakti (guitar) and Krishna Momon (drum), let’s gone unashamed for a while.
It was cold Saturday (15/6). Rain pouring down Semarang city. The weather might not ok, but some people has a bunch excitement came to Wisma Pertamina, and a bunch energy to party and get drunk. Ha!. They want to watched nothing but UK Lunch performed, yet the DJs after it; Rico Julian, Mayhem, and Macankampyus a.k.a Bembi. This was a complete package party; from reckless-rawk-rock/garage to nu-disco and 90s music.
There was no bright light at the venue. From entrance door, we’re welcomed by UK’s flag. On the inside, there were a big UK’s flag as the backdrop with a ‘puke’ on it. Only few people really got this message (including me, of course :p). Puke is a term for their rush struggling to release this album. Puke because you hate, crazy-in-love with their attitude and music, and also their album title. But this ‘puke’ could mean anything.
Anyhow, there’s no party without alcohol drinks. Hell yeah. They had a bar called ‘BarBar’, sold various über-cheap drinks. Outside at the backyard, they had a BBQ for free. There was 2 mysterious guys (me better not telling you who the hell they are) had the ultimate shitty drink called ‘jus setan’ (the satan juice), and some other mysterious guys who brought lots of Cong Yang. Yes, that epic-madness-traditional-drinks. Yeah, these kids really know how to have fun.
The party started at 9 pm. UK Lunch brought 8 songs from their album “PUKE” –this might be the first and the only album they had anyway—plus, 2 songs dedicated to [RIP] Krido Priyambodo, Gold Thief’s vocalist. “Call It Love” (created by Krido, few days before he passed away), and “To Get The Answer” – Gold Thief. Both sang by Hafidz in acoustic with his ukulele. There was a touchy atmosphere when Hafidz sang “To Get The Answer” and the audiences sang along through it.
About to last performed, featured Fahmi ‘ngatemi’, this garage band sang “Kick Out The Jams” – Mc5, and “Blietzkrieg Bob” – Ramones. After the crowd satisfied waste their energy to rock ‘n roll and moshed like hell, the ‘stage’ moved and sabotaged by the almighty disco-a-go-go DJs. Crowd getting rawr, crazy, nutty, happy, hottie and absolutely had a superb great fuckin’ time until you want to puke.
Well, you could said (read: judge) anything about UK Lunch. For me, they have a nice garage music with simple lyrics. Although for some people their lyrics sounds too shallow, and the music is just piece of shit. But what the hell. They play music not for that kind of serious terms nor occasions. They had it to company you, when you’re alone, when you’re driving, when you had a leisure time with your friends, and even when you’re simply doing nothing. Yeah, anytime you like. And again, this Unashamed Kids really know how to have fun.