10 Incredible Indonesian Bands You Should Listen To

They might not be as well known as K-Pop’s stars, but these Indonesian bands are worth checking out.

1. Frau (Leilani Hermiasih)

This amazing composer uses a digital piano to match her unforgettable vocals.

2. Neonomora (Ratih Suryahutamy)

She mixes today’s music with her 1930s, jazz-like voice, creating Indonesia’s first folk rock sound.

3. Aurette and The Polska Seeking Carnival

This is the type of music that’d be playing at a carnival somewhere in France, and it just makes you smile.

4. Answer Sheet

They’re a ukulele band (yes, a ukulele band) that met in high school. Enough said.

5. Glovves

Glovves is taking R&B to the next level, with their whispery vocals, rhythmical beats, and cold guitar melodies.

6. Sigmun

This psychedelic rock band was partially inspired by Sigmund Freud. Yeah.

7. Banda Neira

Claiming “nelangsa-riang” as their genre, their innocently poetic lyrics are paired with folk-popish tunes.

8. Mr. Sonjaya

Since 2009, they’ve covered everything from swing-jazz to ballads to blues in ways that creatively addressed Indonesia’s political system.

9. Nada Fiksi

Nada Fiksi’s acoustic music is “comforting chaos”, covering every emotion in a single song.

10. Dialog Dini Hari

In layers of folk, blues, and ballad, Dialog Dini Hari poetically delivers their view of social reality, life, and love.

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