Pulse! is an alternative rock band from Singapore that formed in 2009. The band is well known for their crazy stage antics and known affectionately by their fans as “The Possums”. Starting as a pop-rock cover band, they wrote their first single “Tetap Berazam” that received rave reviews and airplay on local radio stations. The band went on to write their first English single entitled “I’m With Stupid”, which was performed at Yamaha Asian Beat 2010, an annual amateur band competition organized by Yamaha Corporation. Pulse! emerged as national champions and represented Singapore in the regional grand finals held at the Aksra Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand. Pulse! was crowned the grand champions and also walked away with ‘Best Vocalist’ and ‘Best Bassist’ awards for the competition.
The band released their debut EP titled “Awesome Possum!” in 2011. This six track EP consists of two tracks in Malay, three tracks in English and an instrumental piece.
In 2012, the band was nominated for Best New Duo/Group for Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM).
In 2013, they collaborated with a well-known Malay artiste, Zaibaktian, on a Malay single “Kembali” that broke into Ria 89.7FM charts one week after its release.
Currently, they are working on promoting their latest EP titled "#2" which was released on 30th October 2015. This EP features what the band calls the "possum sound".
AMAT MINATI MUZIK: Muzik merupakan wadah kreatif bagi Dr Izzuddin Aris, seorang pemain gitar bes bagi lima band rok - Pulse!, Youthwreck, MetalGunz, Kaiowas dan Temple of Horses. - Foto ihsan DR IZZUDDIN ARIS (Nurmaya Alias, Berita Harian) - See more at: http://beritaharian.sg/gah/pengkaji-lulusan-phd-pemuzik-lima-band-rok
Mat Rok ada ijazah, beb!
"Dua anak Melayu calon Doktor Falsafah bukan sahaja cemerlang dalam bidang sains, malah menjadi anggota kumpulan muzik rok..." (Hanim Mohd Saleh, Berita Harian)
"Hanya beberapa minggu selepas pulang ke tanah air dengan kejayaan yang melimpah-ruah, band indie Singapura, Pulse!, telah pun mula menyusun strategi untuk memikat perhatian pendengar tempatan." (Siti Nur Ida Mohamed Ali, Berita Harian) 17th December 2010
Pulse of the Rockers
"They may look geeky, but S'pore rock band wins multiple honours at Asian music festival." (Syahirah Anwar, The New Paper) 27th November 2010
"Tetap Berazam" from Pulse!'s first EP entitled Awesome Possums.
Official Nomination at Anugerah Planet Muzik 2012 for BEST NEW DUO/GROUP category.
Music Video produced and directed by Danny Widodo (iamLOCALIZED)
Pulse! feat. Zaibaktian - Kembali
The possums had the honor of Zaibaktian lending his voice for this modern rock ballad.