This indie pop group had released their EP, Perennial, to critical acclaim. Fronted by vocalist and guitarist Ratta Bill, bassist Smita Kirana, guitarist Abi Chalabi, and drummer Ariel Kaspar, BEDCHAMBER managed to astound the indie music scene with catchy melodies and wavy, ambient instrumentations.
Widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the underground metal scene, SERINGAI has been rocking Indonesian metalheads with high octane rock and metal infused sounds since their inception in 2002. Gaining success and recognition through their debut album "Serigala Militia", you can definitely expect packed venues, stage-dives, and sing alongs in their concert.
Trees And The Wild
Ambient, post-rock, and folk. Three words that describe THE TREES AND THE WILD the most. Started from Myspace, now the band's career is going uphill. Indonesia is not the barrier since they have flown and spread the love of music to Singapore and Malaysia, no wonder TIME magazine called them one of the must-see bands in Asia.
In a time where Indonesia indie pop scene are heavily influenced by brit pop, PEONIES, a trio originated from Jakarta, stays true to their own tones. Their recent album, "Landscape", excels in terms of its vocal harmonization with layered instruments that appeal to the ears of their listeners.
In a period where western-influenced music had become more apparent, IKKUBARU stands out by offering another perspective. Their recent single & also the name of their upcoming album, "Amusement Park", brings elements of Japanese pop music and utilizes contemporary eastern melodies.
Despite its name, HOLLYWOOD NOBODY is no stranger to the indie music scene. Having been formed in 2005, they had risen as one of Bandung’s most lauded bands. Their 2010 album, "Everything Happens for a Reason", could be characterized as having a distinctive of pop melodies mixed with bossanova-esque arrangements.
BIN IDRIS is one of the musicians who has successfully made it to Rolling Stone Indonesia's 20 Best Albums of 2016. Combining elements of traditional singer-songwriter music with hints of a modern ambience and electronica flourishes, he has released his debut album under the name.
Ballads Of The Cliche
As an indie pop collective band originated from Jakarta, BALLADS OF THE CLICHE's music lays in perfect combinations of world's reowned pop tunes. The band marked their debut with "Evergreen LP" (2007), "Home" as their greatest single, and made a monumental compilation of OST Catatan Akhir Sekolah.
This band has recently been the frontline of Indonesian Independent Music with their most popular album "Axis Mundi" that became the spotlight through "Mokele". With their lead vocalist Karaeng, bassist Xandega, guitarist Billy and drummer Giovanni, POLKA WARS has hypnotized millions of souls with their unique yet alluring tunes of music which genre of music is closest to 2010's alternative.