Jakarta Criers

Jakarta Criers


Bringing a unique sound to the Aussie indie rock scene, their songs can’t be forgotten. Jakarta Criers a band of four good mates writing honest, guitar based tunes inspired by a range of influences including a fair bit of 90’s Aussie and international rock.


After spending the ten or so years since primary school jamming together, these four Brisbane lads thought it was time to name themselves and go record. What came out the other end has to be heard to be believed.

West African inspired pop accompanied by synths, matched with trendy haircuts is exactly what this is not. Jakarta Criers are not messing around with throw away pop and or conforming to current trends to gain recognition.

The boys tasted success this year after releasing their debut EP 'Moonlife' in June 2012, recorded by the legendary Australian producer 'Magoo'. The EP, brimming with sweet melodies, original guitar lines and loads of hooky goodness, was well received by Australian and international music fans, with debut single 'Peking' finding it's way onto high rotation across the Triple J airwaves. Although Peking became the chosen single, delving deeper into the EP finds the band's versatile dynamics and unique song writing ability.

Getting around the countryside supporting established artists such as Battlleships, Oceanics and The Griswolds is the dream Jakarta Criers went to sleep wishing for. However with barely time to open their eyes, they were announced as winners of the 2012 Valley Fiesta "local love" competition giving them a chance to share the stage with childhood heroes Arrested Development and modern day heroes Violent Soho.

2013 kicked off in style with the release of second single, ‘Maybe’ and the chance to grace the stages of Big Day Out, thanks to winning Triple J Unearthed’s Big Day Out competition.

Lead single ‘Peking’ has seen the band receive love from all corners of the globe through Passport Approved and then being on high rotation on stations in the USA and even Peru. Back in Australia it has been on high rotation on Radar Rock. The coming months will see the band out on the road playing headline shows, major supports and festivals.


Moonlife - Debut EP
Peking - Single
Maybe - Single