Java, the largest of the thousands of islands that make up Indonesia, is home to the fun and unpredictable Stars And Rabbit, a duo who mix the classic – albeit quirky – style of the likes of Carole King, and The Carpenters (think, ‘Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft’), with modern creative sounds of artists such as Sia – not one to shy away from quirkiness herself – and Little Dragon.
Led by female singer-songwriter Elda, and musical director Didit, Stars And Rabbit’s music has a broad appeal which has found them firmly established in the burgeoning Indonesian music scene.
Stars And Rabbit were founded in 2011, providing Elda an outlet for her love of music, and was joined by Didit, himself a veteran of the rock scene in Java, who saw something in her that he liked. They quickly released their debut album, followed by a collaboration LP, and two live albums, and their small, intimate gigs, soon found an ardent local following.
‘Rainbow Aisle’ is the name of their most recent long player, and is a showcase for their talents and musical range, including electro rock, and intimate acoustic tracks.
Speaking of the ‘Rainbow Aisle’, Elda said,
“We usually write about meaningful relationships with life and other beings. We’re admittedly a bit obsessed with a utopian type of existence. I guess that’s why I love music…it makes me feel like anything is possible.”
The music video for their single, ‘Any Day In The Park’ was released on February 12, followed by the single, ‘Naked King’, which preceded the album’s release yesterday, February 26.
The clip is a whimsical dreamlike collage of flowers, animals, and pastel colours. It’s a happy, joyous, FUN song. You’ll smile. A lot.
Watch the video for ‘Any Day In The Park’:
‘Rainbow Aisle’ is out now, and can be purchased from Bandcamp. You can also stream ‘Any Day In The Park’ on SoundCloud, and Spotify. Find Stars And Rabbit online on their official website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.