20 Aug 2022, Sat, 7.30pm & 9pm
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Ikkubaru’s show at Esplanade marks their first regional performance in Southeast Asia outside of Indonesia. Look forward to songs from their debut album Amusement Park, sophmore album Chords and Melodies, along with singles and covers of Japanese city pop tunes.
Mask-wearing is not required, though encouraged, for outdoor events. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Ikkubaru is an Indonesian four-piece band whose name was created by converting the band’s front man name, “Iqbal” into Japanese katakana romanisation. Established in Bandung, December 2011, Ikkubaru was heavily influenced by ’80s Japanese music such as Tatsuro Yamashita, Mariya Takeuchi and Kadomatsu Toshiki. Their debut album Amusement Park (2014) was a major success in Japan and was released in various physical formats such as CDs, cassettes and 12” vinyl.
They have a deep connection with the Japanese music scene by providing and producing songs for any Japanese artist, singers, and idol groups. This includes Tofubeats, Especia, Monari Wakita and Takashii Fuji amongst others.
Ikkubaru successfully made their first Japan tour in June 2015, playing at seven sold out shows and becoming a hot topic among music lovers in Japan since then. From the year of 2015 to 2019 they toured in Japan almost every year, played in various cities and festivals.
Their sophomore album, “Chords and Melodies”, had been released in 2020 and was also released into various formats, CD and 12” vinyl, by the Japanese record label, Hayabusa Landings. The new single、 “Summer Love Story” c/w” “無重力ファンタジア” released in September 2021 at the City Pop on Vinyl event in 7” vinyl format. Now they’re preparing for their new single that will release around August in Japan.
20 Aug 2022, Sat
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