What started as a series of casual jamming sessions among three secondary school friends ended up in the formation of a band; Bunkface. Although the band was formed in 2005, it was only in late 2006 when they caught the attention of the public through their participation in the hit TV show Blastoff 3. The year 2006 proved to be an exciting one for Bunkface.
One of the highlights of their experience as fresh young musicians happened in 2006 when Bunkface won first place in several Battle of the Bands competition across Malaysia. Winning the competition opened a door for Bunkface to be featured in a magazine for the very first time – ROTTW (Rythem Of Third World Country).
After garnering a truckload of new experiences, Bunkface began writing more and more new songs. In December 2007, Bunkface released their first EP titled “Lesson of the Season” featuring 6 English tracks with a taste of pop-punk and alternative rock. Fast forwarding to the present, Bunkface have been featured in many local entertainment magazines and interviewed on air numerous times on many notable
radio stations. Their first 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 current hit and first Malay single Situasi quickly stormed to number 1 on XFresh FM and other local radio station, Situasi remained no.1 for several months. After the hit of Situasi, Bunkface came out with several hit singles such as Revolusi, Prom Queen, Through My Window and Ekstravaganza. All those singles were in charts for several months in Malaysia local radio station in year 2008 , 2009 and 2010. March 2010, Bunkface’s first album was released, named – PHOBIA PHONEY . After the released of ‘Phobia Phoney’ other songs in the album also got into the top of the chart at No. 1 position such as ‘Soldier’ – No.1 in Met 10 Hitz FM, July 2010, ‘Escape Dance’ – No.1 Fly Fm Campur Chart , July 2010 . Under their own production team , Bunkface Production, Bunkface keep trying to produce a high quality of musics, new sounds,enegertic performances to appreciate the supports from the fans and trying to make a changes in Malaysia music industry.
Bunkface has been given recognition for their contribution in Malaysia’s music industry with few prestige awards like Breakthrough Awards , Rockstar Awards, Ultimate Awards (Shout Awards 09), The Most Popular Group (ABPH 09) , Kembara Awards (AIM17) , Best Rock Song (AIM 17) and many more. Latest, Bunkface has been awarded with Rockstar Awards and Best Music Video Award for song Prom Queen for Shout Awards 2010.
The band has performed at many major events in Malaysia, Singapore, Maldives, Australia and United Kingdom. Latest, the band has been given recognition to perform with top international artists , Katy Perry, Tokio Hotel and Wonder Girls in a world class concert , MTV World Stage. Bunkface also was chosen by RIM to represent Malaysia for Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival at Hong Kong on March 2011. Bunkface’s mission is to bring their music to the international levels.