Everyone has been forming their band with people they go to school with since time immemorial, and Angeeta Sentana, Edo Alventa and Akbar Rumandung are no exceptions. Based in Yogyakarta, the trio gained serious indie-creds through the release of "Bathroom", an indie pop anthem that makes the word "summertime" rather nostalgic than cliché and the song "Thrills" which is daring and straightforward, resembling themselves with female-fronted indie pop bands like Dum Dum Girls and Talulah Gosh. The instrumentation of the three might not feel new, but they enhance the pure pop pleasures through a catchy composition that is not overworked. Just something that all of us been missing.
What follows is "Not Sad Not Fulfilled", the band's debut EP that consists of 5 solid tracks. "Pop Princess!" strikes like an anthem of every female who is fed up with their toxic relationship, "Guys Don't Read Sylvia Plath" says no to women stereotyping through aggressive and dynamic songwriting and the new version of "Dream Grrrl" —which has been released not long before— that gives this short encounter a proper joyful ending. More than just a pop record, the band grows into an icon of female empowerment for younger audience.
In 2020, the band worked with UK independent record label Damnably to release their current discography to date called "Here to Stay!" and invited to the later cancelled SXSW Festival (fuck coronavirus!!!).
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Here to Stay!
Not Sad, Not Fulfilled
Just A Game
Stop This Madness
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