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Sep. 21st, 2009 | 01:48 am



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Aug. 1st, 2009 | 02:33 am

Hey guys,

So sorry for not updating. We totally forgot we had a livejournal. Lame, I know.

Anyways, we've updated our upcoming shows page, even though there is only one show. Probably gonna be our last for a few months since we'll be heading to the studio to record a few songs for an EP and since Syadie is going to NS.

So yeah that is all the updates I can give you now cause we've been busy with our own stuff.

Hope you guys are healthy and may you have a nice weekend ahead!


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Almost May.

Apr. 28th, 2009 | 02:30 am

Finally had the time to update this livejournal a bit.
As you can see, the links on the left are different and they have more info on the band such as press/contact, discography, etc.

We have two shows coming up! Check our upcoming shows page on the left for more info.

Sad news: I am disappointed to announce that I will not be able to bring This Town Needs Guns to Singapore as their Australian tour will not be happening. This means that if i bring them down I will have to fork out money for 4 return tickets which is just out of my budget. Sorry guys. Hopefully in the near future.


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Apr. 13th, 2009 | 12:50 am

 Like i promised.

What do you think?

Photo credits : Hidayah Jais

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If death is a pause, then we are dead.

Apr. 9th, 2009 | 04:59 pm

Good evening amateurs,

hope you guys are doing well!

Just to update you people on the band and what we have been up to.

As you all already know, Isa is in NS. He is currently bald and will be booking out this Good Friday. Pictures of his shaved head will be taken and if we have the time, it will be posted here!

Syadie the cutest drummer of all time is very busy recording with his other band Paris In The Making. Really great band who I've been friends with since i was 15. They're touring South East Asia early May with Milvains from Italy, so keep a lookout for that.

Jem is currently busy with his school exams. He's studying business management or something along those lines in SIM. So far, the only one in the band making money since he's working for some top secret government agency.

I am in my last two weeks of school before my holidays start. Pretty hectic weeks ahead for me but I am still able to put some time aside for Left4dead. I will be playing two shows in Manila with my other musical experiment which is A Band Named Power in June. So that will be pretty exciting. I am also busy trying my best to bring This Town Needs Guns from UK with the help of my friend Matthew Cooper from Uneven Blonde and I am doing my very best to make it happen.

On a more ATC note - we are saving up and will be meeting up soon to jam out some new songs for a release late this year. Thank you for your patience and support.

Adel on behalf of ATC

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Apr. 3rd, 2009 | 01:00 am

Our dear bassist Isa will be going to National Service next week.

So the band will be taking a break before we start playing shows again.

Wish him luck if you know him! :)

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studio session

Mar. 11th, 2009 | 11:04 am

Amateur Takes Control is writing new songs please come back for updates

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Indie Indian Indonesian Indecent Indecisive Indifferent Indeed.

Feb. 23rd, 2009 | 12:49 am

Hey all,

just wanted to update you on our show this Friday 27th February.

Indie Indeed
27th February


Everybody Loves Irene (Indonesia) - 730pm
Amateur Takes Control - 845pm
Deepset (Malaysia) - 10pm

We'll be play a couple of new songs so it'll be nice to see you there. Our album will be for sale so bring some cash!

Thank you and have a nice day.

Amateur Takes The Rap

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Worldwide Festival Performance Opportunity

Feb. 19th, 2009 | 12:35 am

Vote For Me!

Please vote for us so that we can perform at the Worldwide Festival in May. It would be totally awesome if you could help us in getting our music be heard by more people.

If you have voted, do let us know so we can personally thank you.

But anyways, THANK YOU in advance!

Amateur Takes Control

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Feb. 14th, 2009 | 05:14 pm

Yesterday's issue of I-S magazine was a huge disappointment for me.

At the top of the cover page it showed "Amateurs Take Control". So, I thought is it a coincidence that the title sounds almost like my band name or did they spell my band name wrong? I took a look at the contents page and found 3/4 of my band's photo (1/4 of the photo or my face rather being covered by of all bands Astroninja). That was the first FAIL.

I thought that was it but when I turned to the actual article, i saw it again. ATC's photo at the top of the page, the largest photo in the article. Bigger than Plainsunset, I Am David Sparkle and The Great Spy Experiment. You are probably thinking, why am I upset over a photo? There are many reasons. Firstly, the photo was uncredited. That photo of ATC belongs to Postscript and art directed by Villains. From what I know, KittyWu Records (our label) gave them that photo of ATC and it wouldn't have been as bad if they have at least credited KittyWu. Secondly, the same photo was edited without permission TWICE. Honestly, if it was some school magazine article I would have closed one eye but you're talking about a heavily distributed magazine (you're talking 50,000 copies weekly). It's just nonsense to me that such a publication is not taking crediting seriously.

One last thing - Why is our photo the biggest? When we were not even interviewed and there was not even a bit of information on us. The only thing about us was just the following sentence :

"The brainchild of Errol Tan and Lesley Chew, the year-old label has made a big splash in the indie music scene by promoting and marketing bands like electro-pop band The Karl Maka, shoegaze/electronic act Amberhaze, and post-rock group Amateur Takes Control"

Just for your reference, the shot below is of the mentioned article (first page only) and have been used only for CRITICAL use.

So that's about it. We from ATC, don't believe in free publicity and we don't believe in someone else getting the cash while we're here working hard writing and performing the songs.

Amateur Takes It Or Leave It

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