Azmyl Yunor

Azmyl Yunor is a touring underground recording artiste, and an academic in media and cultural studies. He has published articles on pop culture, subcultures and Malaysian cultural politics. He adheres to the three-chords-and-the-truth school of songwriting, and Woody Guthrie’s maxim “All you can write is what you see”. He is @azmyl on Twitter.


2 days ago

One more time with feeling

One more time with feeling

1 week ago

The lowest common denominator trap

Beware politicians who appeal to the masses as they may compromise individual principles.

The lowest common denominator trap

2 weeks ago

No such thing as ‘normal’

3 weeks ago

The Azmyl Yunor guide to a meaningful, creative life

1 month ago

Salam Ramadan and keep the faith

Salam Ramadan and keep the faith


1 month ago

Learning to fly

Learning to fly

1 month ago

Turning grit into gold

Life imitates art as Malaysian politicians become ‘characters’ of our favourite long-running series.

Turning grit into gold

1 month ago

The medium is the message

The Man can try to stifle dissent in the creative media, but creativity still prevails.

The medium is the message

1 month ago

Life and how to live with deadlines

Romantic notions about the spark of creative genius often masks the reality of rushing to get work in on time.

Life and how to live with deadlines

2 months ago

Fame and fortune or busk

Fame and fortune or busk

2 months ago

Panic in the peninsula  

Panic in the peninsula  

2 months ago

Follow the fire in your belly

A dose of calculated angst could be enough to keep The Man in check.

Follow the fire in your belly

2 months ago

Singing the subterranean homesick blues

3 months ago

Sticking it to The Man

Politicians continuing to marginalise heavy metal fans do so at their own risk.

Sticking it to The Man

3 months ago

Singing to a different tune

Beyond the lovey-dovey stuff, some musicians make their opinions heard in song.

Singing to a different tune