“Ultraviolence just produced a debut album called “References” released on CD-r 5inch by Heavenpunks and on cassette by Gerpfast Kolektif. With a classic 80’s post-punk to millenial darkwave/coldwave vibe, the album pays homage to Bauhaus and related bands with it’s sort of brutal report of an emotional state in certain periods and leads the Gothic subculture to poetic counterculture generation. In fact, the band is known as the first darkwave group from Malang, Indonesia.
It makes sense that all of the musicians—lead guitarist Torkis Waladan, singer Maulana Akbar, and bassist Bayu Silalahi—are passionate and enthusiastic for music and every kind of human natural expression. The band members were influenced by the first wave generation of the gothic movement mostly from the UK in the late seventies and early eighties. While one of the members only recently joined, Bayu Silalahi, having previously performed with promising stoner rock band Xavereus.
Few singles have been met with warm reception. The first single called “Pure” was released 2018 by Gerpfast Kolektif and Heavenpunks is already sold out. That released garnered praise from VICE Media Indonesia.