In 2017, SPT wrote and recorded their first single ‘Insomnified’ followed by a further 4 songs which were then released in the band’s first EP ‘Nightvision’. In December 2018 they released their debut English album ‘John Doe’ together with 2 music videos for the tracks ‘John Doe’ and ’Mystery Girl’. In April 2019 they released their 3rd music video for their inaugural Malay single ‘Sendiri’ which was aired on national radio in June in the same year. The band also landed themselves in the Malaysia Book of Records for the Highest Altitude Live Music performance in July, playing a live set during an Air Asia Flight! They released their 4th music video for a mixed English and Malay language single ‘Setia’ in November 2020 which was also well received by local radio and which also landed itself across American media- including the California Music Channel, LATV and worldwide.
Fundamentally, the ideology behind actual Shadow Puppet Theatre is symbolic of the ancient cultural heritage of shadow puppetry, which still exists today as a form of entertainment, and in certain cultures still prevail as a source of literature; stories laced with history and mythology, engraved within arts and crafts, woven to life by the hidden puppeteer. More often, than not, these stories are accompanied by a message, and some say the best of stories are those that ring true. So it is with this band: puppeteers conveying their unique stories through rock music. Or as the band succinctly put it: “a bunch of dudes with a common love for rock music,…SPT is the place where we bring our stories to life. songs in hand, at your command!”
‘Stargazer’ is based on a conversation between a friend and a fan from Sweden, albeit heavily romanticized, about an individual who places the idea of someone or something on a pedestal, that it blinds them to reality. As the lyrics illustrate …
Oh you beautiful monster,
What have you done,
You've chained me to the clouds,
And now I can't see the ground,
Listen to 'Stargazer' on Spotify