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.
Fresh from their self-titled EP release last year, the Australia-based band comes back with another EP titled “Black Canvas Pt. II”, with their atmospheric sound as their main theme once again.
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.
Atlanta-based folk singer and songwriter Faye Webster returns with another full length album straight from her hometown with “Atlanta Millionaires Club”, and she is bringing nostalgic sadness onto the table with 50’s era pop with a touch of RnB and her reflective, yet melancholic storytelling setting the mood for the majority of the album.
There’s nobody quite like Sal Priadi in the Indonesian music industry; there’s a focus on sincerity and honesty in his craft, but at the same time, there’s a great care put on exhibiting grandeur and flair. Securing a set on We The Fest—possibly Indonesia’s biggest music festival—while working on some new music, juggling through collaborations with other musicians, and gathering a fan following to boot, Sal Priadi is on his way to great things.
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.
On May 31st, local rapper Jibs released his single “Empty Room”. Produced and mixed by none other than himself under the mononym sleepyboi, Jibs serves us with a lo-fi hip hop track decorated with trap beats and self-written lyrics about lingering heartbreak and his perspective on life.
Semarang-based rapper/singer/songwriter Tiad Hilm released his new experimental hip hop single “Fear/Loathing” on May 10, 2019 under local music collective HILLS.
Kanina is an aspiring singer, lyricist, and producer based in Semarang. She is a part of Hip-Hop trio Foolish Commander, which is under HILLS collective. She recently released her debut single “LUST” on April 28, 2019.
“Kapan terakhir kali kamu dapat tertidur tenang?” (When was the last time you slept well?) The question echoes on Hindia’s (also known as vocalist Baskara Putra) first line of his latest single, “Secukupnya.” It’s a rhetorical question, but it calls on us to answer it. Baskara asks us to stop for a while and evaluate that.