Esplanade Presents


Efek Rumah Kaca


21 May 2023, Sun, 8pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concert Hall

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"Amongst independent musicians, Efek Rumah Kaca has built a name for themselves. Their music has travelled not only in Indonesia but also a few other neighbouring countries, showing that Indonesia can also take pride in their indie musicians." CNN Indonesia



Renowned Indonesian indie outfit Efek Rumah Kaca make their return to Singapore after 13 years, promising another memorable and blistering live performance. Translating to “Greenhouse Effect”, Efek Rumah Kaca rose to prominence with their self-titled album, as well as subsequent releases Kamar Gelap and Sinestesia. Anchored in alternative rock with traces of pop, the band is recognised for their satirical and thought-provoking lyrics about politics and society, set to striking melodies in lush, nearly orchestral arrangements. Its sound is made distinct through the voice of lead singer and guitarist Cholil Mahmud, whose pristine and haunting vocals soar through each record. Despite the sombre nature of their music and lyrics, their live shows are always brimming with energy thanks to loyal fans who faithfully sing-along to every song.


In January 2023, the band released the album Rimpang, their first full-length release since 2020’s Jalan Enam Tiga. Joined by its original line-up of members, Efek Rumah Kaca is ready to fill the Esplanade Concert Hall with their expansive discography, including material from the new album alongside fan favourites like Desember, Sebelah Mata and Cinta Melulu.

Admission Age:
6 and above
Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English
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Artist Information

Efek Rumah Kaca

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Efek Rumah Kaca (English: Greenhouse Effect) is an Indonesian indie rock band formed in 2001. The band comprises Cholil Mahmud (lead vocal, guitar), Airil "Poppie" Nur Abadiansyah (back vocals, bass), Reza Ryan (guitar, back vocals) and Akbar Bagus Sudibyo (drum, back vocals). With beautifully crafted lyrics, powerful melodies and rich arrangements, elevated by Cholil Mahmud's pristine and haunting vocals, Efek Rumah Kaca is a powerhouse in Indonesia independent scene. They are known for their satirical and thought-provoking lyrics—usually concerning politics or everyday society. They have released four albums and one EP, Efek Rumah Kaca (2007), Kamar Gelap (2008), Sinestesia (2015), Jalan Enam Tiga (2020), with the recent being Rimpang (2023). 

Date & Time

21 May 2023, Sun


Esplanade Concert Hall
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs

Price $55 $44

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