Marcel Thee

Efek Rumah Kaca are trying to keep the fire alive

After 20 years in the game, the Indonesian indie veterans continue forging ahead to new artistic and socio-political horizons on fourth album ‘Rimpang’

Kinder Bloomen: the Indonesian six-piece making eternal jams for the psychedelic mind

Fresh from the release of their second EP ‘Progression II’, the South Jakarta band talk to NME about their stretched-out songwriting process and varied inspirations

Rekah: Indonesian hardcore band rage against the modern grind on debut ‘Kiamat’

The mental toll of the rat race is at the centre of the Jakarta band’s cathartic new album. Bandleader Tomo Hartono tells NME more

.Feast – ‘Abdi Lara Insani’ review: Stadium rock with a political narrative that leaves you wanting more

The Indonesian band’s new mini album about an activist-turned-politician brings the fist-pumping rock goods – and shows it’s time for them to step up the storytelling

Matter Mos: Jakarta rapper on the “spiritual journey” he embarked on for debut album ‘Pronoia’

After years of dropping loosies and features, Matter Mos presents his first full-length album, whose creation he likens to a “bizarre mixture of Warhol and Pollock”

Voice of Baceprot: Indonesian metal trio forge ahead to Wacken Open Air in defiance of sexist mudslinging

Booked for massive German heavy music festival in 2022, the West Java band are honing their skills and firing back at their conservative critics

Anoa and Leeds Records unite to release ‘Derby Days: Indonesian Indie Rock Compilation’

The compilation, which celebrates the Indonesian indie scene’s adoration of ’90s American indie rock, will be available for order on Bandcamp and The Store Front

Lomba Sihir: Indie supergroup’s debut is a tribute to Jakarta in all its chaotic glory

The sextet, who went from playing as the Hindia live band to a fully-fledged group of their own, are all about easy chemistry and having fun

The truth is coming out: Indonesian garage rockers The Brandals talk band conflict and their new album

Ahead of new single ‘Belum Padam’, NME catches up with The Brandals – and former founding guitarist Tony Dwi Setiaji – to talk Tony’s recent departure, band dynamics and more

Grimloc Records, ‘Dasawarsa Kebisingan’ review: a relentlessly fiery ten-year anthology

The Indonesian label continue to rage against the machine with this anniversary collection of hip-hop, metal and post-rock