One Buck Short

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One Buck Short
Origin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Genres Punk Rock, Indie rock
Years active 2001–present
Labels Smash Enterprise
Members Mooky (vocals)
Rahul (Guitar)
Imran (drums)
Past members Izal Azlee/Izal (The Azenders), Hafiz, Zack (aka The Mouse), Wei Hsun

One Buck Short (shortened to OBS) is a Malaysian punk rock band from Kuala Lumpur.


The band was founded by Hafiz and Rahul during their high school. One Buck Short began playing shows at school events and "battle of the bands" competitions before coming out in the local scene. The band performed in several concerts as the opening act for many international bands, including Fall Out Boy in Singapore and Good Charlotte, Panic at the Disco, My Chemical Romance and Sum 41 in Kuala Lumpur. As well as opening for major acts, they have also been featured alongside other prominent acts at the 2007 SingFest music festival in Singapore, acts including Gym Class Heroes, Avenged Sevenfold and MxPx. They also appeared in local shows such as Rock the World IV, Rock the World V as well as the Asian X Games.[1]


Their debut single, "That Day" from their EP Where Is The Mouse?!, broke into the Malaysian Top 10 charts on the radio station.[2] One Buck Short also wrote the song "Christmas Morning" for a charity (MusicCanteen Christmas) album. The band was also nominated as the Best Newcomer artist in the first ever Hitz.FM Malaysian English Top 10 awards in 2004.[2]

In 2006, the band was nominated for Best Rock and Best Live Act for the Malaysian English Top 10 Awards held on December 10, 2006.[3] The first single of the band's debut album (Halal & Loving It), "Fast Times", had significant airplay on Malaysian English radio. Later over 2007, the band released the singles Kelibat Korupsi, an entirely Malay song about Corruption in Malaysia and 10:04.

In 2009, the band released a new song called "Wait for It (Revolution)" and organised a free rock concert called "Rockaway". One Buck Short has also been invited to play 2 shows in Sydney, Australia in September 2009.

Halal & Loving It[edit]

Halal & Loving It is the band's debut album released under Homegrown Recordings and Universal Malaysia. It was first released in their native Klang Valley and then to neighboring states and finally to other places. The band have changed the cover graphics dramatically since they announced its release but the theme remained the same.


  1. ^ "SingFest 2007 boasts big-name lineup". The Jakarta Post. July 30, 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-04. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "One Buck Short of a new album". Sunday People. Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  3. ^ "MET 10 Award". Retrieved 2008-02-04. 

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