2019 has been a big year for Baskara Putra. After years of getting his hands dirty in rock music as the main vocalist for .Feast, he kickstarted his solo project with the moniker Hindia. After releasing a string of singles, Baskara released his first album under Hindia, Menari Dengan Bayangan, last November, and since then it rose to numerous critical acclaim, charting at numerous year-end lists by multiple sources I talked to Baskara about fame, community, technology, and the role of music as evangelism.
.Feast recently released their latest single from their upcoming album “Membangun dan Menghancurkan”—the mysterious, powerful “Tarian Penghancur Raya.” In this single we see .Feast returning to their heavier rock roots, after their foray to a more electronically-influenced rock in their previous single and EP. “Tarian Penghancur Raya” not only delivers a sound that entices and intrigues their audience, but it also reminds their audience that the issues of cultural and environmental preservation are interconnected.
In Bam Mastro and Karaeng Adjie’s supergroup, Moon Gang, we can honestly expect anything. Bam Mastro’s eclectic electronic rock sound off of Elephant Kind and Karaeng Adjie’s new 2000s Indonesian Malay rock sound off of Polka Wars makes it a hard guess for their listeners to pin out what kind of sound they will produce with Moon Gang. And with their newest single released called “The Visit,” Moon Gang starts slow while other supergroups start hard.
After 2 years of waiting, indie rock Jakarta-based band Reality Club has finally released a new album.
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.
Anthemic indie rock band Lightcraft is back with their newest album, ‘Us Is All’. To mark the release of this album on June 27th, they also held a gig with various indie rock/indie pop artists such as Rebelsuns, Tanayu, Agrikulture, Neonomora, Aya Anjani, Muhammad Arief of Rumahsakit, Nanin Wardhani of Nonaria, Rai Putriansyah, Sakti, Estusk, and Provoke! Repro Alumni Choir. We had the chance to discuss about Lightcraft’s inspiration in making ‘Us Is All’ and their opinion on the current Indonesian indie rock scene.
The indie-rock band that was formed in Kiaracondong, Bandung has finally released their single “Panic Mixie Dream Boy” / “Dyin’ Young” for their upcoming album this year.
rebelsuns might be one of the first names to pop up in the conversation when we talk about Indonesian synthpop. Our team recently had a chance to interview the duo, Gilang (Lan) and Dai, about their newest single’s creative process and what they think about the Asian synthpop scene.
Multi-instrumentalist and indie rock veteran Andrew Bird sings about Sisyphus in the opener of his twelfth solo album, My Finest Work Yet, and it sounds fresher as ever. Besides being a biting lyrical social commentary and showcasing Bird’s expert musicality, My Finest Work Yet also succeeds in exploring what makes us human.
More than a year ago, Korean indie rock band Cheeze disbanded, leaving vocalist Dalchong on her own and taking on her band’s name as her new solo act stage name. Since then, she has been releasing a few songs under the name “Cheeze” - including the intriguing Short Film Sequence series.