Our Indonesian contributor, Mar Galo, speaks to Pak Willy, the go to guy for festival organizers to manage the weather.
Najwa’s powerful voice, her grace of musical delivery and that unabashed passion for music, all combine into a performance that you just have to experience.
Atmospheric, emotive and full of vibrant energy – their music really sucks you in. At once grandiose and down-to-earth, Mutesite exudes effortless charisma on stage that takes shoegazing postrock and turns it on its toes.
It’s hard to nail The Farrah down to any specific genre of music. We think, perhaps, their main intention is to focus on making music, and take it a step ahead as an art form rather than just something you hear on radio.
Dance On Your Grave’s music is raw, hard-edged and driving, yet still manages to remain fist-pumpingly anthemic – and they’re definitely an act you have to watch live to get the full experience.
Polar’s music strongly showcases their alternative rock leanings, with catchy tunes that are dynamic, melodic and – dare we say it – ecstatic.
Eleventh Avenue is Nazrin (guitars + vocals), Anep (bass + vocals) and Pozy (drums), and was formed in 2010 as a side project from a ska-punk band the three were also in at the time.
Crafting a minimalist sound that’s moody and brooding, Juno and Hanna weaves between pop, dream-pop and electronica, with Hanna’s lilting vocals becoming a focal part of their music.
We love that lo-fi aesthetic in Muck’s music, which still manages to retain a melodic appeal. This combo makes them feel authentic, lovable and down-to-earth; some may even say that it’s the “sound” of Ipoh.