Slot Machine (band)

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Slot Machine
OriginThailand Bangkok, Thailand
GenresAlternative, rock, modern rock
Years active2000–Present
LabelsBEC-Tero Music (Also known as Sony Music Thailand)
Websitewww.slotmachine.band
MembersKarinyawat Durongjirakan
Atirath Pintong
Janevit Chanpanyawong
Past membersSupon Sillapasas
Kanun Weeranarong
Porama Oupasarn
Kemsopon Wongpaisarnsin
Settharat Phangcunan

Slot Machine (สล็อท แมชชีน) is a Thai rock band from Bangkok, Thailand. They were awarded as Band of The Year 2019 from Nine Entertain Award, also they recorded their albums with BEC Tero Music (Also known as Sony Music Thailand). Their songs “ผ่าน” (Yesterday), was awarded Song of the Year at the Seed Awards held in January 2007,[1] Their song was again awarded 2nd SEED AWARDS and nominated for Rock Album of the Year, Rock Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year.[2]

History[edit]

Slot Machine (สล็อต แมชชีน) is one of the leading Thai rock bands from Bangkok, Thailand. They were awarded Band of The Year 2019 from Nine Entertain Awards, which follows a string of Awards across their fifteen year career. They are signed to BEC Tero Music (and previously released a number of albums for Sony Music), Thailand.

Slot Machine was formed by a group of high school boys competing in national music contests. They have been through multiple stylistic changes and seen the transition from the cassette age to the digital music age. Slot Machine released their self-titled debut album in 2004 that featured their first hit single ‘Ro’ (I’m Waiting For You), followed by ‘Mutation’ in 2006, produced by Scott Moffatt, former member of Canadian boy band The Moffatts. Scott added a new element to their music and the album produced two mega-hits: ‘Phan’ (Yesterday) and ‘Kham Sutthai’ (Song for U). Shortly after the release of their second album, Slot Machine was chosen as the opening act for Linkin Park’s Bangkok concert in front of 30,000 fans. In 2008, the band released their third studio album, ‘Grey’. It was a more challenging album featuring a more experimental sound on songs like ‘Fan’ (Dream) and ‘Rue Du’ (Grey Sky). But the fans, as always, responded positively to the changes in the band's music.

Their best-selling album, to date, is 'Cell', which received numerous media awards in SE Asia. Hit tracks from the album included ‘Chan Chao’ (Goodbye) and ‘Phra Athit Songklot’ (Golden Age).

In 2013, Slot Machine was nominated for the ‘Best Southeast Asian Act’ at the MTV Europe Music Awards, and their ongoing work with MTV on the network’s Human Trafficking Awareness concerts culminated in the band performing on the same stage as Jason Mraz at the MTV EXIT LIVE IN MYANMAR charity concert, which was held to raise awareness about human trafficking at the People’s Square (Schwedagon, Yangon) in front of 70,000 people.

Slot Machine was again nominated for Best Southeast Act at the MTV EMA’s in 2014 – and in the same year released their fifth album, ‘Rainbow’, produced by the talented Australian producer, Daniel Denholm. The album included the hits ‘Rung’ (Rainbow) and ‘Khloem’ which had over 120 million hits on YouTube.

At the end of 2014, Slot Machine celebrated their 10th anniversary by performing a live concert - ‘Slot Machine – The First Contact’ at Impact Arena, Thailand’s largest indoor concert venue.

Slot Machine’s first all-English album was released in early 2016, produced by six-time Grammy Award-winning producer Steve Lillywhite. The album heralded a new chapter in the band’s career. Slot Machine vocalist Foet shared his experiences working with the legendary producer: “We have worked with foreign producers before but Steve was different. He has worked with the world’s biggest bands. It was an amazing experience for us to work with him. He saw us performing live and wanted to work with us! Steve is very easy to work with and he made us all feel at ease. The one-month period flew by so quickly. At first, we planned to work on just four tracks, but before we knew it, we had completed the entire album.” The album was recorded in one month at Karma Sound Studios. Steve Lillywhite shared his views on seeing the band live for the first time, “I was amazed by both their musical talent and the age of their audience, who, for a rock band, were young. It’s my rule that I must see a band perform live first before deciding whether to work with them. Slot Machine impressed me. It was great to see the young audience enjoying their music. It’s new to me. I thought I could help the band reach another level.”

‘Spin the World’ was followed by extensive international touring throughout the UK, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA. In 2018, Slot Machine then went on to work with two outstanding US-based producers: Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons and The Envy Corp) and Justin Stanley (Beck, Prince, David Bowie etc.), and released the first new English single "Know Your Enemy" which was selected as the theme for the ROV World Gaming Championships. The second single, Hummingbird, was released in September 2019 to great critical acclaim.

Members[edit]

  • Karinyawat Durongjirakan (Foet) – vocals (2000 – present)
  • Atirath Pintong (Gak) – bass guitar (2000 — present)
  • Janevit Chanpanyawong (Vit) — guitar (2006 – present)

Former members[edit]

  • Supon Sillapasas (Games) – guitar (2000 — 2004)
  • Kanun Weeranarong (Kon) — guitar (2000 — 2005)
  • Porama Oupasarn (Ker) — drums (2000 — 2005)
  • Kemsopon Wongpaisarnsin (Yut) – guitar (2006 — 2008)
  • Settharat Pancgchunan (Auto) — drums (2006 – 2018)

Studio albums[edit]

English Single Lists[edit]

  • Hummingbird (September 20, 2019)
  • Know Your Enemy (November 15, 2018)
  • Sweet Bird (September 4, 2017)
  • Spin the World (June 23, 2017)
  • And We Go (April 24, 2017)
  • Sky Burning Stars (January 23, 2017)
  • Say What You Want (June 3, 2016)
  • I Know, I Know (January 28, 2016)
  • Give It All to You (July 27, 2015)

Concerts[edit]

  • Concert “Khuen Klai Punn” – December 24, 2006 at EVI Place Soi Sukhumvit 63 (Ekkamai)
  • Slot Machine: The first contact - September 27, 2013 at Impact Arena MuangThongThani
  • Slot Machine: The Mothership Concert - August 26, 2017

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2007 SEED Award Song of the Year "Phan" (Yesterday) Won
2010 Fat Radio Awards Record of the Year "Chan Chao" (Goodbye) Won
Channel V Thailand Awards Best Cinematography Music Video "Chan Chao" (Goodbye) Won
2011 Album of the Year Cell Won
The Guitar Mag Awards Best Style Artist Slot Machine Won
Kom Chad Luek Awards Best Group Artists Won
Album of the Year Cell Won
2012 Nine Entertain Awards Best Group Artists Slot Machine Won
Season Awards Best Group Artists Won
Album of the Year Cell Won
2013 MTV Europe Music Awards Best South East Asian Act Slot Machine Nominated
2014 MTV Europe Music Awards Best South East Asian Act Slot Machine Nominated
2015 MTV Europe Music Awards Best South East Asian Act Slot Machine Nominated
2016 Classic Rock Awards Asian Performance Slot Machine Won
2016 Prudential Eyes Awards Visual & Popular Culture Award Slot Machine Won
2017 GQ Men of The Year Gold Record Slot Machine Won
2018 MTV Europe Music Awards Best South East Asian Act Slot Machine Nominated
2019 Nine Entertain Awards 2019 Group of the Year Slot Machine Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ [- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)]
  2. ^ Bangkok's Independent Newspaper

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