The band had us at the ACAB photo.
Indonesian punk rock band Anniverscary is back with two crazy high-octane singles ‘Kontrol’ and ‘Black Thought’. According to the band, this is just the first taste of several new tracks coming out later this year. DUDE – if the rest of the new songs are of this caliber (both in songwriting and production), y’all better be ready.
Luckily the band was kind enough to send in more info:
“Taking inspiration from the ‘90s street punk bands, we also incorporate harsh-sounding and fast-paced music on both tracks. We want to make music that is evocative while keeping it short at the same time. Making it concise, yet still bears some complexity,” says bassist Riyantjuk.
The first track ‘Kontrol’ features vocals from Limbang Nidiasmoro (‘Lolyta & The Disgusting Trouble’ and ‘Babirusa’). “This song was written in response to the world shenanigans these past two or three years,” Riyantjuk explains. “We wanted to offer something new to our music hence the vocal feature. Besides, we also explored another way of writing by taking a POV from the perpetrator of something we loathe rather than from the loather like before,” he later states.
According to vocalist Dion, the second track ‘Black Thought’ is about intrusive thoughts of ending one’s own life. “We are getting more and more familiar with this occurrence. It’s no longer about strangers on the Internet, a celebrity on the TV, or just a figure we idolize. It has happened and might happen again to someone we actually know. Somehow this awakens us,” he ends.
Drummer Jono adds, “Anniverscary have been dealing with anger towards the outside for as long as we can remember. Now, we want to look more towards the inside because we grew up, and so did the band.”