Best Of: November 2018 | Article by Indie Accent


Best Of: November 2018

Curator Indie Accent Team Writer Caesar Fajriansah

We're approaching the end of month, so we've curated for you a playlist that best represent this month. The songs we picked in this playlist are songs that were there for us since the beginning of this month. Whether it's an old or new songs, they never left or skipped. They might be not our favourite, perhaps at one point they are, but when they're on, we tune into it till the countdown reaches 0:00 and we couldn't justify kicking them out of our daily routine.


Ping Pong Club - Skylight

Packed with energy right from the start, this single comes ready to please. 'Skylight' is the second single from Ping Pong Club, after releasing 'Venetian Blinds' as the first single for this Bandung-based unit in March. Single ‘Skylight’ itself tells the story of confusion that happened in every person, especially in finding things that are essential in life."Skylight" has a wonderful melody paired with a dynamic chorus.

Grup Musik Hari Libur - Digital

Grup Musik Hari Libur released their new single, "Digital" which is a short and sweet genre-bending electro-pop jewel.The instruments steal the show in this track, creating an impressive '80s spacey-pop feel.

Polka Wars - Mandiri

After releasing music video of "Rekam Jejak" at the end of July, Polka Wars with young director, Dani Huda, released another impressive music video for Polka Wars' latest single titled, "Mandiri".Through a variety of visuals that were shared with Polka Wars, Dani Huda personally wanted to describe "fluctuations" of feelings in a person's life which is something that almost every human in the world would have experienced.'Mandiri' is one of the tracks that will be included in Polka Wars' second album planned to be released in early 2019.

Sal Priadi – Melebur Semesta

Theatrically and poetically are two words that describe Sal Priadi latest single, "Melebur Semesta", it's a single for all you who just want to stare out your window and feel the breeze.As the subtlest piano kicks in, a gloomy ambience eventually follows, but it all feels buttery smooth. Even the soft vocal harmonies catch me by surprise.

pasteboard - flipper

pasteboard is a shoegaze project by Mihoko Tanoue and Makoto Igarashi which previously know as member of Japanese pop duo group, Roly Poly Rag Bear.Their single called "flipper" took a minimalistic approach to production, leaving the vocals in the forefront awhile accompanied by guitar melody and somewhat odd lo-fi beat.

Faye Webster - Kingston

"Kingston" is an infectiously relatable moder indie folk track from Atlanta-based singer songwriter, Faye Webster. The single has been released in line with an incredible accompanying clip, which contained a blushing tangle of flamingos and lush palm trees.

Petra Sihombing – Bad Lover

Starting to make quite an impression with couple of singles, Jakarta-based singer/songwriter and producer, Petra Sihombing, is back with debut album”1/4”.His single “Bad Lover” is an absolute delight, showcasing the talent's smooth, R&B vocals, which suit the ambient arrangement of a R&B track. It starts with a gorgeous slow beat, slowly enticing you, then it follows with Petra’s vocals which is chillingly delightful.

Deana Petcoff - Stress

Deana Petcoff just released her second single clled “Stress”, this song contains Petcoff’s evocative vocals assisted by the band’s well-designed musical arrangements.

Morscode – The Urge

Morscode, Jakarta-based alternative indie rock band, launched its first music video from their latest single, "The Urge", which is one of the material taken from their upcoming EP titled "Sentimental" that will be launched in early 2019. The song describes the form of someone who regrets all the things that have happened and passed during his lifetime.

Dial H – It Just Never Feel So Right

Dial H is a solo musician from Jakarta that offers some lo-fi psychedelic pop on his debut EP, "ASDFGHJKL". "ASDFGHJKL" itself is an expression used when you cant even find the words to describe your feelings. From the music aspect this EP is a cast of notes that he gained from the influence of psychedelic music and bedroom pop such as Banes World, Temporex, Cuco and King Lizard.

Tide/Edit - Pelagic

As unassuming as instrumental tracks go, this one has a real grab on it. Philippines-based group, Tide/Edit, is one of instrumental group that we should keep an eye on. “Pelagic” is one of our latest favorite track this month and it’s even nicer that it is also from South-East Asia country.

White Lemon Dellirium – Mind’s Eye

White Lemon Delirium just released their debut album weeks ago. Their first single which has same titled as the album, "Mind’s Eye" summarizes a series of explorations of classical psychedelic rock music combined with the composition of neo-psychedelia and cosmic jazz characteristic. The track really represents the mood of listening to midnight contemplatives with a little 'dark' nuance but is still easy to digest for many listeners.