The Jakarta Post
Indonesian indie rock band The Adams performs at the 2019 We The Fest (WTF) on Friday. (JP/I Gede Dharma JS)
Indonesian indie rock band The Adams performed at the 2019 We The Fest (WTF) on Friday, entertaining the audience with old hits as well as new songs from its latest album, Agterplaas.
Festival-goers sang along to hits such as "Waiting", "Hanya Kau" (Only You), and "Beni", as well as new releases "Pelantur" (The Wanderer), "Masa-Masa" (Times) and "Timur" (East).
The Adams played old hits as well as new songs from its latest album, "Agterplaats". (JP/I Gede Dharma JS)
Guitarist Saleh Husein was the most interactive on stage, making the audience laugh with his remarks.
"We can't stay here long, we don't want to make Alvvays insecure," he said before playing the last song of the band’s performance.
He was referring to Canadian indie darling, Alvvays, who was scheduled to take the stage after The Adams.
The set ended with "Konservatif" (Conservative), which was featured in Joko Anwar's 2005 film Janji Joni and the song that catapulted the band to fame.
The Adams was formed in 2002 as its members were studying at the Jakarta Arts Institute (IKJ).
The band’s crunchy guitar playing and memorable melodies launched it to mainstream success despite its indie image.
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The band launched two of its most popular albums The Adams and v2.05 in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
Most of its members are also part of other popular indie bands. Guitar player Saleh Husein, for example, plays for White Shoes and the Couples Company, and Pandu Fathoni for Morfem. (mut)
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