{tantrum} – [2011] {tantrum} EP

Brass indie pop from Indonesia. Refreshingly conventional piano arrangements and vocals.

If you remember the sound of Badly Drawn Boy‘s soundtrack for the movie About a Boy, this is exactly how this band sounds. Leisurely paced pop songs with pleasant vocals and recipe book song structures. Trumpets and Indonesian lyrics add flavour to some of the 11 tracks.

2. {tantrum} – Passed By

Nicely put together, this track shows how close the artists are capable to adhere to the ideal pop song formula – in a good sense. Trumpet sections elevate the track well above radio padding.

10. {tantrum} – De Menejer

Less upbeat than Passed By, this track features some more guitar play and well-produced chorus. Even without understanding the lyrics, this song sticks to one’s ears quickly.

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