Strawberry Punks is a compilation compiling five Indonesian bands who contribute a track each. This EP demonstrates how strong the Indonesian indiepop scene is. Go back a few years and whilst the music was good in most cases it was note for note copy of a any number of Sarah Records bands you could care to name.
On this compilation however bands are now coming out of their comfort zone and expanding far from their influences none more so than The Whistling Possum and their track Them Are Pigs which fuses some of the danceable elements of post punk together with indiepop. I also loved Odd Gesture’s punky Sick of You and need to find more from this band. Grrrl Gang still sound like Strawberry Story though.
Out digitally via Dismantled