Wow…this is one OUTSTANDING band from Indonesia! They’re called Strength Thru and is a band that blends the sounds and attitude of some of the world’s greatest underground cultures like oi, skinhead, punk rock, and hardcore to create something pretty damn fresh. And to top it all off – these guys wear their anti-racism stance loud and proud on their sleeves (their first album was even called “Anti Racism”).
Check out the songs below and hit up their Facebook for more information on this phenomenal Asian punk rock band. (Another one of those bands in Asia that do this continent proud and NEED to be promoted hard not only for delivering quality music, but also because they’re standing up for a GREAT message.)
Bands all over the world should have this same mindset of being open to combining elements like this. Especially if those elements are rich in history, and in isolation are almost always singing and screaming about the same things just over a soundtrack that sounds different. Strength Thru list bands like The Business and Gorilla Biscuits as their influences…how can that not intrigue you?
The song below called “It’s OK” actually sounds like a mix of early Good Riddance and VERY early AFI (remember when they were a kick ass punk rock band?)
Strength Thru: https://www.facebook.com/sthc10/timeline
They have released one full length to date entitled “Anti Racist” – I NEED to get my hands on this album! The album was released on a label called United Youth Records also out of Indonesia: https://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Youth-Records/314410881982694?fref=ts
Here’s a music video from this insane band…the song is called Strength Thru: