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.

ID: 1769513

2. Neonomora (Ratih Suryahutamy)

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

ID: 1769634

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.

ID: 1769529

4. Answer Sheet

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

ID: 1769539

5. Glovves

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

ID: 1769552

6. Sigmun

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

ID: 1769609

7. Banda Neira

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

ID: 1769618

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.

ID: 1769627

9. Nada Fiksi

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

ID: 1769641

10. Dialog Dini Hari

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

ID: 1769653

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