of all I'd like to get a short overview over band history, releases,
tours, labels, etc.?
Precious is a
five piece band from Singapore that got together sometime between the
year 2001 and 2002. The line up consists of Kyn and Rina both on
vocals, Dyn on guitars, Zool on bass and Hairil on drums.
have so far
done 4 releases; a self-titled album, “My Precious”
two split cd eps, “Missing Tom” with Japanese band
Means Nothing (2004) and “The Venom In My Veins”
Australians Steve Towson and The Conscripts (2005) and most recently a
discography of all our released material titled “Everything
toured and played in countries such as Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan and
Australia. Traveling and performing with the band has been wonderful
and we hope to tour to other parts of the world soon!
currently under the label, Thrash Steady Syndicate from Singapore.
did you choose MY PRECIOUS as your band name?
something I (Kyn) suggested after I read Tolkien’s The
had become really fascinated with the character, Gollum who expresses
his affection towards a ring which he called “My
you played in other bands before? Have members of the band any side
in the band have played in other bands before. We knew each other from
being involved with the local scene from the mid 90s. We’ve
played in various bands, anything from punk rock to hardcore.
Currently, Zool and Hairil also play for their other bands; Hear Me
Toby and Elegy for Eulisza respectively.
lyrics all seem to be very personal and somehow cryptic. Does MY
PRECIOUS has a message??
do not we set
out as a band to spread a fixed set of ideals or messages with our
music. We basically would love our audience to have the freedom to
enjoy our music as it is and just relax and have fun. People should
have the freedom to take what they have learnt and apply it to their
lives instead of having someone dictating it to them all the time.
Music should have that freedom.
you personally engaged in politics? What are your ideals or goals??
We are personally engaged in music making. We believe in world peace.
you think a band is able to enforce social change or a political
been many bands that have used their influence and appeal to set
directions in their community. In fact there have been many cases where
the band is used solely as a form of propaganda to convert
people’s beliefs and ideals.
guess you will be bored about this question... but anyway: Is MY
PRECIOUS putting forward some kind of feminist thoughts or ideals?
MY PRECIOUS suffering sexism/discrimination because of the two women
doing the vocals?
Discrimination happens to everyone. Deal with it.
the situation/position of women in general in the Singaporean society?
comfortable. They are quite independent, highly educated and
career-minded. Sometime I feel these women can do more for their fellow
women-folk, in terms of financial and emotional support. They sometimes
forget that there are still women who have to struggle through hardship.
far as I know you also toured other parts of Asia. Where do you see the
differences between the Singaporean society and other societies?
a pampered lot. We take a lot of things like national security,
amenities, public transportation, just to name a few, for granted.
Touring has personally opened up our eyes to better appreciate what we
imagine, that Singapore has - because of it's economic power - big
waves of immigration. Can you please tell us about problems, borders
of South-East-Asian criticise Europeans for their lack of spirituality.
Especially the punk/hc movement in Europe is a very anti-spiritual or
anti-religious scene. What are you thoughts about it?
each, his or her own. I respect everyone’s right to their own
the last decades religious tensions and religious war between
Christians, Jews and Muslims was more and more provoked and promoted.
What is your opinion about religion and it's role in global politics?
think it is just silly. People tend to forget the most important
religion of all – Tolerance.
cliché of Asian society in general is it's striving for
Your music sounds very confrontative. Is it a reflection of your
personality? What do you think about this cliché??
music is a reflection of our personalities. The Asian society strives
for harmony in many ways and one of them is through music.
you see a necessity for confrontation in your society? What do you like
to change in society?
We need to confront ourselves before we can confront others. We need to
be nicer to one another.
do you see the hc/punk scene in Singapore in comparison to the normal
hc/punk scene in Singapore tends to be more tolerant, sensitive and
more open to thoughts, ideas and global issues.
do you think are the problems of the scene??
bitterness, judgemental and envy.
will MY PRECIOUS do in the near future?
recording our 2nd album and tour the world as much as we can afford to!
Contact us if you want us in your area!
7 glasses of water everyday!