Effy Godwin
April 4, 2019
Reading time: 5 minutes

We’ve come up with an incredible list of 7 gigs not to be missed if you enjoy Indie music. We’ve got a lovely range from classic Indie to Indie Pop; Indie Rock to Dream Pop. So whether you fancy finding some new music, or just want to see who’s playing near you, read on to find out how to get your Indie fix.

Wild Nothing

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American Indie/Dream Pop/Rock band Wild Nothing reached No.1 on both the Billboard New Artist and Alternative New Artist with their 2012 album ‘Nocturne’. Since founding the band in 2009, Jack Tatum has been the only consistent member, with other touring and session musicians joining for both the tour and recording. ‘Chinatown’ is there best-known track after it was featured in Netflix film ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’. This year’s tour follows the release of their 5th album ‘InVideo from Photosphere on YouTube - Chinatown (Live) by Wild Nothing:

Video from Photosphere on YouTube - Chinatown (Live) by Wild Nothing:

Tour Dates:

5th April – Shibuya-Ku, Japan

6th April – Kyoto, Japan

9th April – Kota Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

10th April – Taipei City, Taiwan

12th April – Beijing China

13th April – Shanghai China

14th April – Shenzhen China

15th April – Hong Kong, Hong Kong

18th April – Singapore, Singapore

Troye Sivan

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South African born, Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan, is coming to Asia at the end of the month! He is also a Youtuber and Actor with his most notable role as Young Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Having only released his debut album ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ in 2015, Troye has grown massively in popularity, with his single ‘My My MY!’ went platinum in Australia. He has also collaborated with the likes of Ariana Grande and Martin GarriVideo from Troye Sivan on YouTube - Dance to This ft. Ariana Grande by Troye Sivan

Video from Troye Sivan on YouTube - Dance to This ft. Ariana Grande by Troye Sivan

Tour Dates:

24th April – Tokyo, Japan

27th  April – Seoul, South Korea

29th April – Taipei, Taiwan

1st May – Manila, Philippines

3rd May – Singapore

6th May – Hong Kong, China

8th May – Bangkok, Thailand

Japanese Breakfast

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Japanese Breakfast is the creation of Korean-American Michelle Zauner, who aims to inspire more Asian-Americans to be involved in music. Returning to Asia this May, she has expressed her excitement to be playing Manila, Singapore, and Jakarta for the first time. Discussing her most recent album ‘Soft Sounds From Another Planet’, Zauner explains how it “alludes to the promise of something that may or may not be there. Like a hope in something more. The songs are about human resilience and the strength it takes to claw out of the darkest of spaces." Check out ‘Boyish’ from the new album below.

Video from Japanese Breakfast on YouTube - Boyish by Japanese Breakfast

Tour Dates:

13th May – Singapore

15th May – Jakarta, Indonesia

16th May – Bangkok, Thailand

18th May – Manila, Philippines

22nd May – Tokyo, Japan

24th May – Taipei, Taiwan

27th May – Seoul, Korea

Last Dinosaurs

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With a sold-out Australian tour, Australian Indie Rock band Last Dinosaurs are making their way to Asia for 5 shows including a festival performance at Manila’s Summer Noise. They’ve admitted being most excited for their tour of Asia as they get to experience all the different cultures and places as they travel. Celebrating 10 years since their formation, this year's tour focus on their 3rd album ‘Yumeno Garden’ but still features some of their classics.

Video from Last Dinosaurs on YouTube - Zoom by Last Dinosaurs

Tour Dates:

15th May – Bangkok, Thailand

17th May – Hong Kong

18th May – Manila, Philippines

19th May – Taipei, Taiwan

22nd May – Singapore


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Turnover is a wonderful mix of Indie Rock, Dream Pop and Pop Punk. Having sold out in Singapore with their last tour, they’re back celebrating their 8th anniversary as a band. The Virginia Indie Rock band will be touring this July with material predominantly from their 3rd studio album ‘Good Nature’ released in late 2017. Probably the heaviest on our list, their music does feature some tracks which are more Rock based.

Video from Run For Cover Records on YouTube - Thick And Thin by Super Natural by Turnover

Tour Dates:

13th July – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

14th July – Quezon City, Philippines

15th July – Jakarta, Indonesia

16th July – Bali, Indonesia

20th July – Surabaya, Indonesia

21st July – Jogjakarta, Java, Indonesia

22nd July – Singapore, Singapore

23rd July – Bangkok, Thailand


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American trio Paul Klein, Les Priest, and Jake Goss make up the Indie Pop band LANY. They’re no strangers to world travel, racking up over 350 performances globally, with this year's 7-month world tour finishes in Asia. It comes as no surprise, given they’ve been streamed over 1 billion times, that they’re selling out shows. A quarter of the shows on the Asian leg of the tour have already sold out, so you might not want to wait too long if you’re thinking about getting tickets.

Video from LANY on YouTube - Thick And Thin by LANY

Tour Dates:

23rd July – Manila, Philippines

24th July – Manila, Philippines – SOLD OUT

25th July – Manila, Philippines – SOLD OUT

27th July – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

29th July –  Bangkok, Thailand

30th July – Bangkok Thailand –  SOLD OUT

1st August – Shanghai, China

5th August – Osaka, Japan

7th August –  Tokyo, Japan

8th August – Seoul, South Korea

10th August – Singapore, Singapore

13th August  – Jakarta, Indonesia – SOLD OUT

14th August – Jakarta, Indonesia

The 1975

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Despite playing together since 2002, when they were just teenagers, British indie band The 1975 only released their debut album in 2013. This album reached the coveted number 1 spot on the UK music chart with tracks such as ‘Sex’, ‘Robbers’ and ‘Chocolate. Their 4th studio album ‘Notes on Conditional Form’ is set for release this May. It’s likely their 2019 tour will heavily feature work from their new album, as well as all their previous top singles.

Video from The 1975 on YouTube - Girls by The 1975

Tour Dates:

6th September – Seoul, South Korea

8th September – Hong Kong

11th September – Manila, Philippines

13th September – Bangkok, Thailand

16th September – Singapore