Bunkface is a four-piece Malaysian rock band from Klang, Selangor, formed in 2005. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Sam, bass guitarist and backup vocalist Youk, lead guitarist Paan, and drummer Ejam Coda. Popular songs by Bunkface include Bunk Anthem, Situasi, Silly Lily, High School Rocker, Tired Misson, Revolusi, Fine, Land Of Hope, Last Minute, Hyper Killer, Our Way, Prom Queen, Through My Window and most recently, Ekstravaganza.
History The band started off as a group of four secondary school friends from SMK Sri Andalas having casual jam sessions at Klang, Selangor,. The name “Bunkface” had originated from an idea by a former drummer, Biak, who borrowed the word from one of Sum 41’s songs “Crazy Amanda Bunkface”. They cited Sum 41, Green Day, Blink 182 as their main influences.
In March 2006, Bunkface won the first place for the Battle of the Bands competition organized by the Rhythm Of The Third World (ROTTW), a Malaysian music magazine. Bunkface got their first magazine feature through this, and later on was approached by Demoplanet.tv, a Malaysian online music community, who offered them to sponsor a video clip for them. It was only in late 2006 when they participated in the hit TV show Blastoff that they finally caught the attention of the public.
In December 2007, Bunkface released their first EP titled “Lesson of the Season”, featuring 6 English tracks, mixing a pop-punk/alternative rock sound. The hit song “Silly Lily” was number 1 on Hitz.fm’s Malaysian Top Ten for 8 weeks and number 1 on Fly.fm’s Campur Chart for 10 weeks. Bunkface’s first Malay single Situasi stormed to number 1 on XFresh FM and steadily stayed at number 3 on Era FM for 3 weeks.
Album – Phobia Phoney
- Bunk Anthem
- Prom Queen
- Escape Dance
- You & Me
- To The End
- Tempat pertama dalam pertandingan Battle Of Bands.
- Terpilih ke final Anugerah Juara Lagu 2009 dan mengungguli Shout Awards.
- Memenangi anugerah Kembara dalam AIM.
- Lagu situasi memenangi lagu rock terbaik dalam AIM.