Melodic rock group Paper Planes are back in the spotlight with their second single, “Sam Sam”, the followup to “Korn Sia Ther Pai”, which appeared on last year’s Genie Records compilation “Showroom Vol 3”.
Danai Thongsinthusak, the guy behind the success of labelmates Retrospect and Sweet Mullet, produced the new single and drummer Ritamnaj “Jazz” Kwanthong handled rapping duties.
“The song’s about those impossible loves that could never become stable relationships,” says singer Tunwa "High" Ketsuwan. “But, even though you know it’s impossible, you don’t want to lose the girl.
“It’s kind of post-hardcore mixed with synthesisers, electronica and R&B. It’s got Jazz rapping and Kitsakorn ‘Yok’ Chanthakasemkhun does a guitar solo. There’s ambient sound added to mimic the feeling of being a loser. And we recorded the whole thing in my bedroom, except for the drums, which were done in the studio.”
The music video features a bartender falling in love with a woman who dates multiple other men, and he feels like he’s getting punched in the face every time. Nevertheless, he keeps smiling through the pain.
Keep up to date with the band at “PaperPlanesTH” on Facebook and “paperplanesbandofficial” on Instagram.
Khunpa get cracking
Indie band Apartment Khunpa pack more their rock and roll, blues and funk onto their fifth studio album, which shares the group’s name, and the first single, “Yud Kham Khuen Wai Tong Na Ther Ja Dee Mai”. They’re on GMM Grammy subsidiary label Sanamluang Music.
Frontman Tul Waitoolkait says the single about an imaginary love blends folk rock and country, rippling with the soft sound of a Hammond organ.
The music video is about a man travelling into the lush jungle, where a woman in a red dress catches his eye – as she would in a jungle. But what happens next is even more surprising than that.
Formed in 2002, Apartment Khunpa also has Piyanart “Pump” Jatikasathira and Gun “Ball” Rujinarong on guitar, Pukan “Mai” Sansuriya on bass and Tassarirk “Ja” Limsila on drums.
Keep caught up at Facebook.com/ apartmentkhunpaa and Facebook.com/ SanamluangMusicOfficial.
Srisalai set for dual concerts
Singer Srisalai Suchartwut isn’t slowing down at age 74. She’ll be onstage at Impact Arena in Muang Thong Thani on June 30 for a pair of afternoon concerts titled “Chua Fah Din Salai”.
The name is the title of one of her hits, which she’ll be singing along with “Rak Kham Khob Fah”, “Kep Rak”, “Khid Ja Pluk Ton Rak Aik Kor” and “Chong Rak”.
Joining Srisalai on the stage will be Songsith “Kob” Rungnoppakhunsri, Uthane “Thay” Phrommint, Nop Pornchamni, Anuwat “Boy Peacemaker” Sanguansakpakdee and Apiwat “Stamp” Eueathawornsuk. The Royal Thai Navy Orchestra provides the accompaniment.
Srisalai will be wearing outfits designed for the occasion by National Artist Somchai “Kai” Kaewthong of Kai Boutique.
Proceeds from ticket sales will purchase equipment for treating heart disease at Somdech Phra Pinklao and Queen Sirikit Naval hospitals.
The seats cost Bt2,500 to Bt3,500 at www.ThaiTicketMajor.com and (02) 262 3456.
It’s the boys from CN Blue
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Lee Jong Hyun and singer-rapper Lee Jungshin from South Korean pop-rock band CN Blue will perform as “J vs J” at Central Lat Phrao’s BBC Hall on May 27.
Tickets are from Bt5,000 to Bt2,000 available at Thai Ticket Major (02) 262 3456 and visit www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.
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