“An ecstatic, indie rock track that lifts the listener to a higher plane and is totally intoxicating” – SPILL Magazine
Hot on the heels of their last single ‘Hummingbird’, Thailand’s leading alternative rock band Slot Machine are pleased to announce details of a brand new track ‘Magic’ this November and will be accompanied by a stunning video shot entirely in Tokyo’s iconic digital art museum, TeamLab Borderless.
Shot entirely live with no CGI, utilising state of the art technology, Slot Machine collaborated exclusively with the production team at TeamLab and renowned Japanese director YP to create a truly unique, head-turning visual clip to complement the anthemic, rousing production of ‘Magic’. The band say: “We were truly honoured and excited by the opportunity to work with TeamLab. They are creative geniuses and we found them so receptive and supportive in this project. We all stayed up all night to shoot this. It was an amazing experience. Magical.”
About the song, the band explain: “Even though there is a sense of unrest and hopelessness in the world today, we all need some Magic in our lives.”
‘Magic’ was produced by Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons, To My Surprise, The Envy Corps), having worked with the band on their successful 2018 release ‘Know Your Enemy’.
Drawing from a myriad of influences ranging from indie, pop, soul and rock, Slot Machine created a real global buzz with the release of 2016’s English album ‘Spin The World’, which was produced by Grammy Award winning producer, Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Rolling Stones, The Killers, 30 Seconds to Mars). With 6 albums already to their credit, the band followed up their 2017 fourteen date US Tour for Live Nation with a new wave of creativity on the world stage.
After some amazing live shows in eleven countries, they went back into the studio in the summer of 2018 to record a new album with eminent producers Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons, Envy Corps) and Justin Stanley (Beck, Mark Ronson, Eric Clapton) due early 2020. The first single, “Know Your Enemy” (rel. Nov. 2018), was also the theme song for AIC 2018, hosted by Garena Games / ROV Thailand.
The band will embark on an Asian tour later this year.
SLOT MACHINE are:
Foet: KARINYAWAT DURONGJIRAKAN (Vocals)
Gak: ATIRATH PINTONG (Bass)
Vit: JANEVIT CHANPANYAWONG (Guitar)
Official Website: www.slotmachine.band
Official LINE: @Slotmachine
Slot Machine’s fourth studio album ‘Cell’ (2011), really shot the band into the stratosphere as one of Thailand’s greatest rock bands of all time. The Montonn “Jay” Jira-produced set was named ‘Album of The Year’ and the group was awarded ‘Best Group Artist’ in numerous media awards. Hit tracks from the album included ‘Chan Chao’ (Goodbye) and ‘Phra Athit Songklot’ (Golden Age).
The following year they were nominated for the ‘Best Southeast Asian Act’ at the MTV Europe Music Awards, and their ongoing work with MTV on the network’s Human Trafficking Awareness concerts culminated in the band performing on the same stage as Jason Mraz at the MTV EXIT LIVE IN MYANMAR charity concert, held to raise awareness about human-trafficking at the People’s Square, Schwedagon, Yangon, before 70,000 people.
Slot Machine were again nominated for Best Southeast Act at the MTV EMA’s in 2014 – and in the same year released their fifth album, ‘Rainbow’, produced by talented Australian producer, Daniel Denholm. The album included the hits ‘Rung’ (Rainbow) and ‘Khloem’ which has over 119 million hits on YouTube.
At the end of 2014, Slot Machine celebrated their 10th anniversary by performing a live concert – ‘Slot Machine – The First Contact’ at Impact Arena, Thailand’s largest indoor concert venue with a capacity of 16,000.
The band’s next adventure involved taking on the international market. Slot Machine’s first all-English album was released in early 2016. Slot Machine has always been willing to take risks, and the band members believed the time was right. With the help of six-time Grammy Award-winning producer, Steve Lillywhite who has worked with U2, The Rolling Stones, The Killers and 30 Seconds to Mars, the album heralded a new chapter in the band’s career.
Slot Machine released the first single ‘Give It All To You’ from the album ‘Spin The World’ on July 27th, 2015. This first international single from the band was released in Thailand and in 14 other countries with Sony Music.
In August 2015, Slot Machine performed their first international music festival in Taipei at ‘Super Slippa Festival’, sharing the same stage with both Asian & international acts including Magic Power (from Taiwan), MayDay (from Taiwan) and Suzanne Vega (from USA).
Early September, Slot Machine had an opportunity to write and perform a theme song for ‘Hormones 3 The Final Season’, a hit teen series which was the talk of the town among Thai viewers. The band appeared in the press conference for the series’ brand new season and introduced ‘Yorn (Retrace)’ as the new theme song of the series.
Slot Machine embarked on their first UK tour in October 2015. They performed in Bristol, Brighton and London, where they were embraced by both Thai & English audiences.
In 2016 the band were invited to perform at The Dawn Concert, Taipei’s New Years event organized by Taipei City Government, as well as shows at all the major Asian 2016 Rock Music Festivals, (Japan’s Fuji Rocks, Taiwan’s Super Slippa, Korea’s Jisan Valley & Hong Kong’s Clockenflap) to rave reviews.
In 2017 Slot Machine went on to rock audiences in North America with Live Nation Asia On Tour featured Miyavi from Japan, Slot Machine from Thailand and Kiha &The Faces from Korea – 3 renowned artists representing a new wave of Asian music.
Fresh from playing a major concert at Bangkok’s Impact Arena, where the band delivered an exhilarating performance to an ecstatic hometown crowd.
On the back of recording a new theme song for Kamen Rider TV series, which was released in Japan by the Nippon Columbia label, Slot Machine returned to Tokyo for a stand-alone show, with rising Japanese band “I Don’t Like Mondays”, at SHINJUKU ReNY on December 18th, 2017.
While touring, Slot Machine didn’t let their fans wait long for new music. The band released “The Land Of Himmaphan” (from their album “Spin The World”), with an animation visual from “The Mothership” concert.
Speaking of animation, Slot Machine are also featured in the latest animated Thai movie called Legend of Muay Thai: Nine Satra. The band wrote the main theme of the movie called Tar; (meaning Challenge). Lyrically, the song is about fighting the challenges in life. The song was released on December 7, 2017 and the movie premiered on January 11, 2018
Later, the band released the final track of the “Spin The World” album ‘MRT’ and went on to perform internationally throughout Asia in 2018,
including MTV’s Hyperplay concert in Singapore, Taiwan’s Ho-Hai-Yan Rock Festival & Spotify Live in both Jakarta & Bangkok.
In 2019, apart from completing sessions for new music to be released in 2019 & 2020, the band have been touring in Thailand and Taiwan, and are set for shows in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Malaysia in the latter half of the year.
In April 2017, Slot Machine completed a very successful 1 month tour of North America . From Vancouver to NYC via LA/ San Fran/ Boston/ Chicago/ Dallas/ Philly +more.
The band won many new fans with great live performances.
Slot Machine also wowed the American media including Paste Magazine / Sirius Radio Network/ JBTV.
Slot Machine staged their second headlining hometown concert – Chang Music Connection presents Slot Machine The Mothership Live at Impact Arena Bangkok, on 26 August 2017.
In July 2018, Slot Machine rocked Taipei’s Fulong beach at the Ho-Hai-Yan Rock Festival, Taiwan. The annual rock festival was hosted by the Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government and the festival attracted 500,000+ music fans over the weekend.