Sunday, December 26, 2010

You Are Not Alone

"You are not alone" is the second single taken from Locus' self-titled studio
album. Written by Kaila So along with bandmates Jason Chu and Kelvin Chu, "You
are not alone" is a song of comfort and healing dedicated to those dealing with struggle and pain. Fans can stream and download an edited version of
the single via SoundCloud.

Written by Kaila So/Jason Chu/Kelvin Chu
Kaila: all vocals
Jason: keyboards, programming
Release date: Dec 26, 2010
ISRC: us-hm9-10-93994

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Locus at Zulu Records

Zulu Records will be carrying physical copies of Locus' newest album beginning December 10th, 2010. Limited quantities available.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Locus is now on iTunes!

We are excited to announce that the release of Locus via iTunes! Click here to download! Don't forget to rate the album or leave a comment to let the band know what you think of the new album.

Locus on Amazon MP3

Locus' self-titled album is now available on Amazon MP3. The digital version contains an additional track, "Last Lullaby" not included on the physical release. Click here to purchase now!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

YouTube Preview

Preview Locus' new album on YouTube! Songs featured in the preview, in order of appearance, are:

  • Morph
  • Lilith
  • Eyes of Grey
  • 浮蓮 (Drifting Lotus)
  • 流星 (Shooting Star) {Album Version}
  • Someone Told Me

Monday, November 15, 2010

Download Locus' new single, Morph!

An edited version of Locus' new single, "Morph," is now available as a free download! Click here to download.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tracklisting revealed

Locus' self-titled fourth studio recording will be released December 2010! Click the thumbnail to download the promotional poster, and click "Like" to spread the word on Facebook!


01. Morph
02. 流星 (Shooting Star) {Album Version}
03. Eyes of Grey
04. Maybe
05. You Are Not Alone
06. Lilith
07. 浮蓮 (Drifting Lotus)
08. Someone Told Me
09. Morph {Acoustic version}
Bonus: 他們不明白 (They Don't Understand) {featuring 曰云@sense}

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Morph (Acoustic)

Fans can now preview a track from Locus' forthcoming self-titled studio album, only on Locus' Myspace.

Written and produced by Kelvin Chu/Jason Chu
Kaila So: lead vocals
Kelvin Chu: acoustic guitars
Jason Chu: backing vocals, programming, vocal production

Friday, August 20, 2010

Summer Night Market 2010

Locus will be performing at the Summer Night Market on Friday, August 27th, 2010. This will be the group's fourth appearance at the annual night market festival held in Richmond, BC.

For more information, see the official Summer Night Market page here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Anime Evolution 2010

Locus will be one of the returning performers at Anime Evolution 2010. They will appear at the main stage, located at the UBC War Memorial Gym, on Saturday, August 14th at 8:30pm. Locus will be performing new material from their forthcoming self-titled full-length album, as well as songs from their previous releases.

The popular Anime Evolution convention, which attracted close to 5000 attendees in 2009, has hosted anime screenings, game shows, panels, workshops, cosplay events, and musical performers since 1998. Other featured musical performers for this year's event include Eve, The Beautiful Losers, and The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets.

For more information, visit the official Anime Evolution website here.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Vancouver Pride

Locus will be performing at the Sunset Beach Pride Festival for the annual Vancouver Pride celebration on August 1st, 2010. The quartet will be part of an entertainment roster that includes, among many others, Kim Kuzma, Matthew Presidente, Peter Breeze, and headliners Yehonathan and Lyrik.

The Vancouver Pride Society (VPS) brings the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community by producing quality, inclusive events such as the popular annual Pride Parade and Festival.

This will be the third appearance for Locus at Vancouver Pride - the group was previously featured on the Vancouver Pride stages in 2008 (Brockton Oval for Picnic in the Park) and 2009 (PNE Playland for Gay Day at Playland).

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

向日葵 (Sunflower)

向日葵 (Sunflower) is the second mandarin language single from Locus' third studio recording, "Shine." The single, written as an ode to friendship, was penned by Kaila So and Jason Chu, and originally appeared in remixed form on Locus' 2009 full-length release, "Ambrosia."

Stream the original piano mix of 向日葵 now at Locus' MySpace Music page.

向日葵 (Sunflower)
Written by Kaila So & Jason Chu
Produced by Jason Chu & Eric Chan

Kaila: vocals, vocal arrangement
Jason: keyboards, programming, mixing
Eric: electric guitars

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Stream Eric/Anita/Jason's qualifying SQ15 finalist song, 想跟最美的女孩在一起 (Pretty Girl), in its entirety!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Friends and Family Day

Locus will be performing live on the explorASIAN stage at the Friends and Family Day at UBC on May 29th, 2010. The event, which runs from 11am to 4pm, is part of the UBC Alumni Weekend series and will feature free tours of the Museum of Anthropology, Botanical Garden, Nitobe Garden, and Chan Centre, along with open houses at the Belkin Art Gallery, the Chung Collection Exhibition, and Irving K. Barber Gallery. For more information on the event, click here.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

NOH8 Campaign

The original NOH8 Campaign was founded in 2009 by American photographer Adam Bouska, as a form of silent protest against California's Proposition 8, which stripped gay couples of their civil right to marry. Since then, over 3500 official and non-official photos have been taken by supporters of the campaign.

Today, gay communities all over the world are still fighting for equal rights. On May 8th, 2010, the musicians of Locus proudly showed their support for marriage equality by posing for the NOH8 photoshoot organized by local photographer Daryl Dyck.

For more information on the NOH8 Campaign, please visit the official website here.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Vote Eric for the People's Choice award at SQ15

想跟最美的女孩在一起 (Pretty Girl), composed by lyricist Anita Chung and Locus' Eric Chan, is in contention for a People's Choice award at the upcoming 15th annual Fairchild Canadian Chinese Song-Writers' Quest competition, to be held May 28th, 2010 at Michael J. Fox Theatre. Please vote for the track here, or by clicking the image below. You can also preview audio clips of all contest entries and view lyrics. Thank you for your support!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Locus' Eric Chan and Jason Chu, along with lyricist Anita Chung (曰云@sense) have reached the finals at Fairchild Radio's annual Canadian Chinese Song-Writers Quest songwriting contest (SQ) with their original song, 想跟最美的女孩在一起‏ (Pretty Girl). This is the trio's third consecutive appearance in the finalist position - Eric, Anita, and Jason previously qualified with their entries at the 1st and 2nd annual Song-Writers Quest held in Toronto in 2008 and 2009. The song is one of eight finalist songs selected from hundreds of original songs in Mandarin and Cantonese.

想跟最美的女孩在一起‏ will be in contention for multiple awards, including Champion Song, Best Lyrics, Best Music Arrangement, Best Performance and People’s Choice. Singer Edward Chui will be performing the song at the contest's finale held on May 28th, 2010, at Michael J. Fox Theatre.

Since 1996, the Canadian Chinese Song-writers Quest, organized by Fairchild Radio AM1470 and FM96.1, has established itself as Canada’s largest annual Chinese song-writing competition. For more information on SQ15, visit their website here.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

J Lounge Performance Video

View a youtube video clip of Locus performing "Fallen Star," the bonus track off their 2008 debut EP, "Silent Echo," at their most recent live appearance at J Lounge.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

J Lounge Live Wednesdays

Locus will be the musical guest at J Lounge (1216 Bute Street, Vancouver) on March 31st, as part of the venue's Live Wednesdays series. Show begins at 8pm.

J Lounge, located in Vancouver's West End, has a newly renovated modern interior that provides the perfect mix of West Coast dining and nightlife. Enjoy varied programming from live music, comedy, DJs and fresh local cuisine and drink specials all week long.

For more information on J Lounge and the Live Wednesdays event, please join the facebook event here.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 Interview with Locus

Kaila and Jason were recently interviewed by Phillip Hong at SRN One, an independent internet radio station serving the York Region, north of Toronto. To view, click here.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Video - 至少還有你 (At Least I've Got You)

If you missed Locus' performance at Tinseltown on February 13th, you can view a short clip of their cover of Sandy Lam's (林憶蓮) 2000 hit single, 至少還有你 (video courtesy of Alex).

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Anime Evolution 2010

Locus will be one of the returning performers at Anime Evolution 2010. The popular convention, which attracted close to 5000 attendees in 2009, has hosted anime screenings, game shows, panels, workshops, cosplay events, and musical performers since 1998.

Locus' newest record, "Shine," as well as their entire back catalogue will be available for sale. A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to UNICEF for the Haiti earthquake relief efforts.

Dates to be announced. View Locus' artistpage at Anime Evolution's official website here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Year of the Tiger, Chinese New Year Celebration

Locus will be performing at the Tinseltown International Village stage for the Year of the Tiger Chinese New Year Celebration on February 13th, 2010. Locus' set will run from 2pm to 2:30pm, followed by a superb line up of performance acts. Free admission.

To view the facebook event page, click here. Please also visit the International Village website for more information.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Kaila and Jason from Locus will serve as preliminary round judges for the UBC Dragon Seed Connection Show.Love.Show EP2 singing contest. For more information on the event, click the poster below.

Locus would like to thank all those who have helped in the band's commitment to support UNICEF in their Haiti Earthquake relief efforts. To purchase the digital version of Locus' newest album "Shine," please click here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Chill Restaurant

Locus will be performing at Chill Restaurant & Lounge on Wednesday, January 27th, as the opening act for singer/songwriter Edward Chui. Set begins at 8pm. Physical copies of Locus' newest EP, "Shine," as well as their full-length studio album "Ambrosia," will be available for purchase, and Locus will be continuing their commitment to the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti via donations of sale proceeds to UNICEF.

Chill is located at 5507 Kingsway, Burnaby. For event information, visit their website here.

Chill Restaurant

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Relief

A portion of the proceeds from Locus' cd and digital sales will be donated to UNICEF to assist in the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. To learn more about UNICEF's work, please visit their website.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

TEA South Compilation Volume 14

The Toronto Experimental Artists South Compilation Volume 14 was released on January 14th, 2010. The release features Locus alongside 24 other up-and-coming independent artists. This compilation contains the exclusive single edit (3:50) version of "Wonderland" not included in the original release of Locus' 2009 album, "Ambrosia." Tracks from the compilation will subsequently be submitted to various film, radio, and internet media outlets.

To purchase the compilation, click here. To track the progress of the compilation's releases, visit this link. Locus' feature page on the TEA South website can be viewed here.