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Mirrorlakes – Faded Town

Jakarta’s Mirrorlakes follow up last year’s excellent Three Songs EP with new song Faded Town. It’s a moody track mixing alternative rock and folk rock reminding me of the likes of Red House Painters and Mojave 3. It’s backed with another new track Cope. Faded Town is available digitally from both the band or their … Continue reading

Turks & Caicos – Bad Situation

Indonesian band Turks & Caicos first caught our ears on the New Wave of Hype compilation and now we are treated to their debut EP Bad Situation. There are five tracks here mixing up synth driven indiepop and as well as the guitar dominated type. The synth driven songs open and the first two remind … Continue reading

Mirrorlakes – Three Songs

Mirrorlakes hail from Jakarta, Indonesia and, unlike many of their contemporaries, they don’t seek to replicate the C86 or Sarah Records sound. Describing their music as slowcore or sadcore the two tracks here are slow building, sauntering tracks that meander on the side of melancholy. However that doesn’t mean that they are dull or miserable. … Continue reading

Texpack – Perfect Buzz

Perfect Buzz is proof that not all Indonesian bands take their inspiration from the city of Bristol in England’s west country. Perfect Buzz takes its lead from Seattle born grunge before settling on an all encompassing college rock sound. However, it’s the fuzzy guitar sound of Ocean Breath I prefer and the vocals somehow gives … Continue reading

Now That’s What I Call Compilations…..

Today’s round up features compilations that may, or may not, grab your ears and attention….. Goodbye Idiots II A compilation put together to celebrate Mexican label Stupid Decisions second birthday. It features some excellent indiepop tunes from the likes of Marble Gods, Andrew Younker and Orchid Mantis amongst others. However it’s the new to me … Continue reading

September Round Up #4

I have been meaning to post one or two posts covering recent releases by Indonesian bands as part of the something for the weekend series but have never got around to it to my shame. So without further ado; Sharesprings – Something Soon It’s not often I mention the same song on these pages twice … Continue reading

Sharesprings – Something Soon

If Something Soon is a sign of the things to come on Sharespring’s forthcoming but, as of yet, untitled album then we are all in for a massive treat. Jangling indie pop that hits all the right spots on a lovely sunny day. Get it from the label here.

Damascus – Painted Road

According to the label Painted Road is one of the best Indonesian rock and roll songs ever written. Given that I have not heard that much Indonesian rock and roll (feel free to recommend me some) I will have to take their word for it but to be fair it sets a pretty high benchmark. … Continue reading

Various – Strawberry Punks

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 … Continue reading

Dismantled – Single of The Year

This two track single with a tongue in cheek title from Jakarta’s Dismantled label is not a bad way to start 2018. Sugarsting’s Chasing Pony is a pretty damn effective and infectious track that pulls in both indiepop and indie rock complete with wonderful female vocals. Flip side Larry by Ache is a far rockier … Continue reading

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