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.
This is not The 1975 we knew - but THE rock n’ roll we’ve always known, as The 1975 breaks it down for us.
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.
With the rising popularity of K-pop idol groups during the last few years, Korean music has begun to reach a new high. Enter DAY6, a rock band managed by K-pop mogul JYP Entertainment who has recently broken into the international market with their fifth EP “The Book of Us: Gravity”.
The energetic indie pop rock band who came far away from Medan to Jakarta is back with their newest EP, titled ‘Perpetual’.
The very thing we noticed the first time when Indonesian rock band Reality Club’s first single in two years was released is its intriguing title. It’s a play on two words: “telenovela,” which is a television genre popular in Latin America that’s close to a soap opera, and “novia,” the Spanish word for “lover.”
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.
Familiar to rock fans as Oasis’ founding father, Noel Gallagher is back with a surprising Big Beat-inspired track.
The most memorable emo band from Jakarta “The Side Project” is finally back from the dead with their new single titled “Touché”, which was released on June 10th, 2019.