Monday, January 19, 2009
Pure Saturday, Indonesian indie darlings. Formed by Muhammad Suar Nasution (vocals, guitar), Ade Purnama (bass), Aditya "Adhi" Ardinugraha (guitar), Yudistira "Udhi" Ardinugraha (drums) and Arief Hamdani (guitar) in 1994, they were pioneers of the Bandung indie scene. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1996, the first 5000 copies of which were sold innovatively via mail-order through a teen magazine. The album was then available on wide distribution after the band signed with Ceepee Records. The single "Kosong" made them household names, with the artistic accompanying video gaining heavy rotation.
Their more complex and challenging second album, Utopia, was released in 1999 through Aquarius Musikindo. Because of family and business reasons, Pure Saturday was mostly inactive for several years, culminating in Suar's departure in 2004. After unsuccessful auditions to find a suitable replacement vocalist, fate intervened one day when Satria "Iyo" NB, the band's manager, filled in during rehearsals. The guy they were looking for was there all along!
With their new lead singer in tow, Pure Saturday released its long-awaited third album, Elora, in March 2005 through FastForward Records.
This made it official: Pure Saturday was reborn and ready to rock again!!.
" After releasing our last record "Time for a change...time to move on", we are now working on a project which involving Bandung iconic metal band "BURGERKILL". The project itself started few weeks ago, and yet still has a lot to work thru. The has been quite an amazing excitement..as well as a though challenge ever since we have to be able to cope with all the ego-matters and ideas..as we know that the 2 bands perform different kind of music style. What would it be in the end?