The Leaven Trait [Genre: Punk/Alternative]
Hambril Burham - Vocals & Guitars
Roslan Rahmat - Guitars
Joel Tan - Bass & Vocals
Ben Low - Drums
The Leaven Trait is an anagram from the word, 'alternative'.
Born in the cusp of 2003, the members of The Leaven Trait have come together for the sheer enjoyment of playing music with good friends and sharing it with the masses. The quartet will play where ever they can, whenever they can; all in the pursuit of musical excellence and what the band brands as 'punk deus ex machina’.
When rock-duty calls, expect nothing less than a ‘blistering high-energy’ live performance. The Leaven Trait sound is a unique amalgamation of punk rock and alternative harmonies played at break-neck tempos but without compromising their subtle nuances of arching melodies. The foursome promises aggressive, angular fast-paced musicianship while keeping their spirits silver true and down to earth. Four wildly different musical styles forge this highly enthused team. Frontman Hambril Burham on vocals/rhythm guitar, Roslan Rahmat pilots lead guitar, Joel Tan on bass/vocals and Ben Low on drums.
The band has been touring relentlessly all over the tiny island of Singapore, invading institutions such as Temasek Junior College, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School, Anderson Junior College, National University of Singapore and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The Leaven Trait had the honour of performing at the 1st Annual Skydiving Festival in Singapore in 2004, as well as showcasing their mettle at Baybeats 2006: The Esplanade’s local annual alternative & indie music festival. Aside from countless local entertainment hotspots, they have been making noise across the causeway from Malacca to Kuala Lumpur, spawning new friendships and bringing their high-octane brand of punk rock along for the ride.