Recommendations for current Indonesian rock bands with an old school feel

Recommendations for current Indonesian rock bands with an old school feel

Many bands in Indonesia don’t seem to have turned away from the ‘roots’ of all types of rock music, namely rock ‘n’ roll. This is also reflected in the vintage or old school style of music and appearance of these bands. Yep, things about vintage often refer to the glorious era of rock ‘n’ roll music, a music genre that is predicted to be the forerunner of rock music and its many derivatives today.

Throughout its history, there have been names of legendary musicians who presented raw rock n roll music, starting from Koes Plus, Panbers, Duo Kribo, to God Bless who dominated the country’s rock n roll scene in the 80s. Both in the 90s when alternative rock music was booming, until entering the new millennium era when the country’s musical landscape has changed quite a lot, bands that carry raw rock n roll characteristics are still emerging.

Linkin Park

Linkin Park is an alternative rock band from the United States that adds nu rap and electronic rock to their music. The band, which consists of Mike Shinoda, Dave Farrell, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon and Chester Bennington, has had many hits during their time in the music world. Starting from In the End, Numb, What I’ve Done, and Crawling.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers is also an alternative rock band that is quite iconic and will always be remembered throughout time. This band from California, United States was formed in 1983. Apart from the alternative rock genre, there is also a funk rock vibe in their work and hits. The band consists of Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer. Californication, Otherside, By the Way and Under the Bridge are some of their hits and are still often heard to this day.

Foo Fighter

Foo Fighter is the next iconic alternative rock band which was formed in 1994 in Seattle, United States. The band consists of Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Taylor Hawkins and Chris Shieflett. Some of the songs that have become hits from this rock band icon are Time Like These, Learn To Fly, Monkey Wrench, and My Hero.


For senior SuperFriends, you are definitely a U2 listener. This alternative rock band was formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. U2 consists of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. Vertigo, Elevation, Walk On and With or Without You are quite legendary hits to this day.