GUINNESS®, Malaysia’s favourite black brew, hosted the second show for its Amplify: Curates series, supporting local acts throughout the year. Last Friday (21st August), local indie pop trio Jumero returned to the Amplify stage to launch their debut album, Stepping Stones, at Laundry Bar, The Curve.
Sharing the stage with Jumero were other budding Malaysian artistes, Crinkle Cut and Natallie Ng. Singer-songwriter Natallie was up first, with a humble introduction from Jumero’s frontman, Jared, who explained why she was such an apt choice to join them at the album launch. All-female four-piece Crinkle Cut then played a set featuring their unique acoustic/electronic interpretations of classic songs interspersed with some original music.
Brothers Jared and Michael Lim, along with Ryan David Gomes, have been performing together as Jumero for a little under three years and they’ve been working hard on the album Stepping Stones. The boys had to juggle studies with gigging, recording, and writing new material.
For the first time, Jared, Michael and Ryan performed their tracks from Stepping Stones and their fans celebrated with a rapturous applause. Beginning with “Blind Love”, one of the tracks from the album, Jumero took the crowd through the new record in its entirety, and even threw in some previously-unheard new material for good measure.