I could not contain my curiosity when I heard that there’s a local band called Terima Kost Putri—a usual Indonesian tagline in advertisements where landlords are looking to rent out their rooms for women. Turns out, they are more than just their name, and they’re here to prove it.
Chamber pop is not a common genre in the local music scene. Karsha, a newcomer in the industry, proceeds to reintroduce the genre to the scene.
A newcomer act in the Jakarta’s music scene, the duo Lunar Motel is certainly bringing a breath of fresh air with their out of the ordinary concept.
Introducing Black Canvas, a Melbourne-based duo formed in 2014 by Louis Pyo and Syena Radityatama. With Louis’ background in metal and Syena’s past works with his solo blue project, together Black Canvas formed a solid guitar-based unit, with strong blues elements in their music.
If you’re familiar with Riot Grrrl or feminist punk bands like Hole or Bikini Kill, you should check out this heavy, fuzz-driven, punk rock trio from Bandung named Bánanách.