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London-based alternative rock artist Chaidura is known for a theatrical sound with heavy undertones and angelic harmonies. With a growing fanbase, his music defies categorization and captivates listeners with its distinctiveness. BBC Radio 1's Alyx Holcombe has praised the distinctiveness of his sound where his single, "Basilisk," has been likened to a Halloween-style orchestra, metal, and screamo soundtrack. Radio X’s John Kennedy mentioned that his single “The Light” was the most cross-genre and splicing track he has ever played on radio. 

Chaidura emphasizes on visuals that blend beauty with horror to achieve a comforting juxtaposition for his audiences. His storytelling abilities often resonate deeply with fans, promoting themes of self-expression, self-acceptance, and understanding.

Fans can anticipate his debut EP in Summer 2024, accompanied by a series of UK live shows for a transformative experience.

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Ethnicity: Singaporean
Location: London, UK

Instagram: @chaidura_

GET TO KNOW - completed May 2024
3 words to describe you:
Visual, Expressive, Fungi (Fun-guy)

3 words to describe your music:
Dramatic, Distinct, Juxtaposed

Describe the moment you knew that you wanted to pursue music:
When I was very young (9-10 years old), I remember singing along to chinese pop songs in an old CD player that my parents had. I was sharing a room with my sister at that point in time. She thought I sounded like shit, but I was like "I've gotta practice because I want to be a singer". I think once I articulated those words, that formed a lingering thought in mind that would determine my life path. 

How does your heritage impact your art?
Being Singaporean, we're exposed to the best of the East and West. We grow up in an Asian society with eastern values and context. But at the same time, our main language is English. Through the english language, western values and way of life manifests itself in our culture. This comes from books, pop culture, content from the West. 

I personally believe that this mix of eastern and western influences allows me to create something different. For example, the production of my music can be said to be more western. My lyrics are in english and touches on "western" topics like wellbeing and expression. But the melodies and chords that I use are what you would find on J-rock tracks.

What moment are you most proud of in your music journey so far?
It's hard to pick one exact moment, but I would say that all the fan moments that I have are my proudest moments. Meeting fans and hanging out with them at live shows, interacting with them online on discord or even on IG. Receiving kind messages from them about how my work is impacting them. These moments validates my work and existence and motivates me to continue.

Your next career/music goal:
My debut EP, Temple Paradise - a story of self acceptance comes out this summer. I hope to be able to do more live shows to tell the story of temple paradise in the second half of the year. 

If you could collaborate with anyone, who and why?
Kendrick Lamar - I am a big fan of his work and I think the mix between hiphop and metal will be extraordinary. The more unlikely the collaboration, the more surprising it is.

Top 3 go to songs/artists:
VINUSHKA - Dir En Grey
It Never Ends - Bring Me The Horizon 
SLAY!! - Paledusk  

Words you live by:
No Ragrets 

Anything else you'd like to share:
My new track Panic Man is out now! Panic Man delves into my struggle with panic attacks, depicting an anxiety-induced turmoil through an outpour of emotion.

It’s a fast-paced nu-metal track with anxiety-invoking electronic elements, harsh screams and haunting voice acting that ranges from manic laughter to frantic hyperventilation. It's an experience and I want you all to experience it! Listen on Spotify now.