Indonesian indie-pop band Mocca are set to perform a special virtual event later this week.
The four-piece group are the first artist announced for SOCA In Depth, a virtual story-focused series with exclusive performances, interviews and “personalised content”.
Mocca’s outing on SOCA In Depth will run from January 7 to 10. The virtual event features “360 [degree] video output” and is billed as a tour of the band’s ‘home’ or headquarters. It will also serve to launch their recent album ‘Day By Day’.
Watch the teaser below.
Live events and digital art startup SOCA will present the event in four episodes. Kakrasana Nugroho, one of the initiators of SOCA In Depth, said they started the programme after he saw the anxiety of many people emerged in the last 10 months, owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
“They deserve a refresher on how virtual events can be more interesting and I feel grateful to enjoy the process of working on this project because MOCCA is very open and warm in telling the contents of their kitchen,” Kakrasana said in a press release.
“I hope that this program can become a bright point in presenting art and entertainment events in the future and can also support creative industry players to expand their medium of ‘exhibition of works’ in the digital world.”
Fans can catch the special showcase on soca-tv.com where they can also purchase tickets in bundles starting at RP15,000. Besides tickets, an exclusive “virtual reality box”, ‘Day By Day’ on CD and a commemorative t-shirt are also available.
In November, Mocca released ‘Day By Day’. The album’s nine tracks included ‘There’s A Light At The End Of The Tunnel’, which featured vocalist and guitarist Rekti Yoewono of the band The Sigit.
Founded in 1997 by vocalist Arina Simangunsong and guitarist Riko Prayitno, Mocca debuted with the album ‘My Diary’ in 2002.
Since their inception, Mocca has developed a local following thanks to their blend of genres such as swing, bossa nova, and jazz.