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'We are OvO, not OVO': Italian band pleads with Indonesian netizens amid mix-up

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, June 18, 2020  /  05:43 pm
'We are OvO, not OVO': Italian band pleads with Indonesian netizens amid mix-up

Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella of Italian noise rock and sludge metal duo OvO. (OVO Facebook Fanpage/-)

Italian sludge metal duo OvO recently revealed that it had been receiving messages every day from Indonesians – not because they are famous but due to a mix-up as these messages were queries and complaints regarding services of e-money app OVO.

"We are OvO, not OVO – Payment & Points!!!!" read a post on June 15 on the band's Facebook fan page regarding the matter.

We are OvO, not OVO - Payment & Points!!!! Our band exists from 2000 so we don't change our name. Maybe check out our page and maybe listen to our heavy music 🤘 We hope one day to come to play in Indonesia too!

Posted by OvO on Monday, June 15, 2020

“Our band exists from 2000 so we don’t change our name,” the band added in the post, rejecting suggestions to change its name to avoid further disturbance.

The post has been shared more than 4,100 times on Thursday afternoon and was flooded with comments from Indonesian users.

The official Facebook account of (the real) OVO Payment and Points also left a comment: “So, can we be friends now?”, which baited more users to respond.

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OvO was founded by Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella in 2000 in Ravenna, Italy. Since then, the two have been one of the most active units in the international noise rock scene, touring and performing around the world.

The duo has released 8 LPs with many international record labels, including Load Records, Dio Drone, Bar La Muerte and Supernatural Cat.

With their newfound, unexpected fame among Indonesians, the two said in their post that they were looking forward to performing in Indonesia in the future. (gis/kes)

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