Felix Martua

Noui: Indonesian artist takes apart past trauma with understated, nocturnal pop

In First On, we introduce a shit-hot artist you’d have no doubt seen opening the bill for your favourite act. The Singapore-based Indonesian singer-songwriter Noui reckons with childhood horror and fantasy on debut EP ‘Innerchild’

Rock artist Morad debuts with bluesy album ‘About a Woman’: “Everything goes blank whenever I try to make pop music”

Finding inspiration in Led Zeppelin, Motown and Amy Winehouse, the Indonesian rock artist dives into heartbreak and lust on his first album

Isyana Sarasvati is ready to continue her transformation

After thrilling Joyland Bali with new songs ‘Unlock The Key’ and ‘Il Sogno’, the Indonesian singer is ready to resume this adventurous stage of her career. She tells NME about working with DeadSquad and her upcoming fourth album

Nadin Amizah: Indonesian indie folk storyteller on pain, poetry and the “hopeful” return of music festivals

Speaking to NME at Joyland Bali, the 21-year-old Bandung singer-songwriter keeps the mystique of her 2021 EP ‘Kalah Bertaruh’ but opens up on songwriting in the pandemic and her return to the stage

Joyland Bali 2022 review: An exuberant, eclectic spectacle hailing the return of music festivals to Indonesia

Taman Bhagawan in Bali, Indonesia, 25-27 March: With a diverse line-up of artists raring to put on a show, the three-day extravaganza set a benchmark and a blueprint for Indonesian music festivals to come

Jinan Laetitia: Indonesian pop newcomer digging into life’s contradictions

Every month in First On, we introduce a shit-hot artist you’d have no doubt seen opening the bill for your favourite act. Jinan Laetitia is a 19-year-old Jakarta native turning heads by transmuting her emotional reality into compelling songs and fantastical visuals

On ‘Pop Seblay’, Danilla Riyadi slips barbs between the laughs

The Indonesian artist’s sense of humour and whimsy is front and centre on her third solo album – but she doesn’t miss the opportunity to speak her mind

Feby Putri: “What scares emigrants the most is returning to where they came from with empty hands”

The Indonesian folk artist moved to Jakarta to chase her dreams, excavating the tumultuous experience on her debut album ‘Riuh’

Tiara Andini shares music video for heartbreak ballad ‘Merasa Indah’

The 20-year-old singer and actress talks to NME about the Jefri Nichol-starring video and why true love means letting go

Fourtwnty frontman Ari Lesmana on his gun-toting acting debut in ‘Ben & Jody’: “I thought it would be light and easy, so I said...

The Indonesian indie folk singer joins the cast of the third ‘Filosofi Kopi’ movie just as the saga steers away from coffee and bromance and into action-packed territory
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