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Jakarta Post

Gascoigne expands its sound

  • Marcel Thee

    Contributor/The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, July 12 2019   /  02:50 am

Vocalist and guitar player Alvi Ifthikhar The Jakarta-based indie rock band finally found the right balance in its new album Bond Electric.Jakarta indie rockers Gascoigne fulfill the promise found on their previous singles and mini-albums with the band’s first full length album Bond Electric.Immediate in its hooks and playfulness, the album continues to celebrate the band’s biggest influence, specifically early 1990s United States indie rock. Traces of Sonic Youth’s more melodic side, Lou Barlow’s directness, the crunchy catchiness of Throwing Muses and Belly, and most of all, Pavement’s contrast of laidback delivery and punkish delivery, shine through all of the band’s songs.It may not be revolutionary for longtime fans of the era’s music, but the band members — only in their mid-20s — perform their songs with unabashed and un-ironic energy. There’s earnestness in th...