Indonesian three-piece Speaker First is vocalist Mahattir Alkatiry and twin brothers Beny Barnady and Bony Barnaby on guitars. They became the first Indonesian rock band to gain US Airplay last year, with their sound influenced by QOTSA, Wolfmother and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
To celebrate the release of Break My Soul, Speaker First play 3 UK and promise audiences to “Expect good music, raucous sound, and full throttle rock n roll sound from Indonesia, a highly unexpected region for such music. For those of you who are bored, sick, tired, of the same lame ‘fake’ music airplayed over and over everywhere, should come and hear the real deal.”
Few bands really possess the hunger to take on the greats. Even fewer have the songs to back it up but Speak First do.