Bridging Worlds, Styles, and Genres
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysian alternative rock band ARQ (Azlan Ramli Quartet) is a versatile group with a new wave-influenced sound full of strong hooks, catchy riffs, and mind-blowing lyrics. Influenced by bands like The Police and Inhaler, and artists like Sam Fender, their songs also infuse the essence of diverse genres such as ’90s rock, blues, reggae, and even a sprinkle of pop-punk and jazz.
The band is an exciting new chapter in the extensive career of Azlan Ramli, who, as their main singer-songwriter, has perfected an innate talent as a storyteller, developing an eclectic musical style along the way.
ARQ’s sound is a mixture of the best of East and West. With their great melodies, unexpected musical ideas, and interesting lyrics, their songs are microcosms of authenticity and freedom.
Thriving in the vibrant atmosphere of the live stage, the band’s energetic performances have allowed them to develop a unique live sound, allowing them to successfully tour Malaysia and Indonesia recently.
ARQ was formed in 2022 and has released several singles since then. In 2023, they teamed up with Rexius Records, looking to share more of their unique sound with the world.