Autotelic lets go of its painful past with hopeful new single ‘Iwan’

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When Filipino pop-rock bands in the early 2010s started to gain mainstream prominence, Autotelic emerged as one of the movement’s leading voices. From churning heartfelt anthems that reflect the sentiments and triumphs of the current generation to rocking the stage with unforgettable performances, the six-piece band sets the standards of what modern pop songcraft is all about: beautifully resonant at its most melancholic, and defenseless in its poignant honesty. Fast forward to 2021, Autotelic’s music still hits home. Their work has been consistent in eloquently expressing the woes and rewards of being young, in love and emotionally wrecked, and is informed not so much by its time, but by timelessness and enduring appeal. These qualities are inevitably present on “Iwan,” Autotelic’s new single released under MCA Music Inc. Teeming with earnestness and indelible pop sensibilities, Autotelic’s latest track sticks to the quivering fragility that often permeates their material. But this ti

A mistake that was honest, a story from a band in Malaysia.

An Honest Mistake Band.
Crossing boarders in music, this Malaysian band is the latest MCA Universal artist that was getting perks of being introduced here in the Philippines, and in the rest of the region in Asia. An Honest Mistake headed by Darren Teh is not new in the Philippines, as a matter of fact it’s their ninth time here and been performing back and forth in Manila and in Cebu.

During its introduction recently at the Handle Bar in Makati City, Teh who handle Rhythm Guitar explain that the band originally was form January of 2008 with its first set of members, eventually after getting a deal for recording the band members change, that according to Teh is he outsource his new band mates from different cities in Malaysia, from various music forums and of course some old friends.

An Honest Mistake got its name from a dialogue delivered in one TV sitcom that Teh is watching, and since then it was called like that, but he clarify its not a mistake in terms of music since all songs he and other members write and composed, are all come from personal experiences and daily life routines.

This pop rock band is also looking forward to Urbandub, the Cebu base band who make it big in the recording scene in the country and to other Asian countries, Teh said they were inspired by Urbandub struggle as a provincial band that were able to penetrate in the main stream, they also wish to do a collaboration with Gaby Alipe someday who happen to be also a MCA Music artist.

Their latest single “We’re Alright” music video is shot and made here in the Philippines, by Filipino Director Jasper Lawan, that according to Teh is impress them so much even before they start shooting.

Other members of An Honest Mistake are Leonard Chua as the lead guitar, Tomas Tam on bass and Ian Ng on drums. They are also soon to release a new album under MCA Music Malaysia and will be available across Asia. 

An Honest Mistake is been a front act for some international band likme Boys Like Girls, Motion City Soundtrack, and Against The Current.

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