Very interesting post to land in our inbox today…
A French punk band called The Shapers who currently live in Singapore have released a cover track of a patriotic Indonesian song ‘Garuda Pancasila’. Here’s the full write up from the band, “After playing over 50 shows in Indonesia over the last few years and sharing the stage with the likes of Superman Is Dead, Endank Soekamti, Rocket Rockers, and Pee Wee Gaskins, French punk trio The Shapers return with their own version of ‘Garuda Pancasila’, dropping on Youth Pledge Day.
The Shapers are a three-piece band originally from France and currently based in Singapore. Founded in 2009 with a keen appetite for touring, the band has performed in ten countries across three continents, sharing stages with heavy-hitters such as Pennywise, The Adolescents, and Flatliners.
Constant touring and dedication to the Indonesian scene has seen The Shapers grow a loyal and expansive fan base in the archipelago. Since breaking through in 2012, they have performed on several Indonesian tv shows and major festivals.
In the middle of a global pandemic, faced with the impossibility of touring for the foreseeable future, The Shapers are releasing their punk version of Garuda Pancasila to pay tribute to all their Indonesian fans and friends, and to remind them that they will always occupy a huge place in their hearts.”