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Polka Wars


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Polka Wars is an alternative indie rock band formed in early 2010. This Jakarta-based band consists of 4 young delights : Karaeng Raja Adjie (guitar, vocal), Billy Aulia Saleh (guitar), Xandega Tahajuansya (bass) and Giovanni Rahmadeva (drums, vocal).

Departing from the desire to explore music more widely, Karaeng, Billy, Xandega, and Giovanni had agreed to engage to their own formula of crafting Polka Wars’ distinctive sound: the sound of honest feelings and gentle confusions wrapped in layers of sonic pleasure. With two vocal ranges (baritone and alto), variety of instruments (including wind instruments), and synth-generated cold electronic ambient, they are ready to spread their music to that whole new level.

So far, Polka Wars had recorded 4 songs: Coraline & Horse’ Hooves (released as a digital demo sampler - 2011) and Sanctuary & This Providence (released as a 7” single - 2013).

To complete the ecstatic experience of Polka Wars’ live performance, Gerinov (saxophonist) and Sawi Lieu (keyboards & synthesizers) are now joining the lineup.

As for media coverage, Polka Wars has already well known trough many respectable blogs around the globe. They’ve been featured in NYLON magazine and soon will be joining several music compilations such as Indie Music France ( and Music Alliance Pact Compilation (

Billy Saleh - Guitar / Vocal
Giovanni Rahmadeva - Drums / Vocal
Karaeng Putra Adjie - Lead Vocal / Guitar
Xandega Tahajuansya - Bass / Vocal


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  • ryukazeee15

    they need more listeners! [5]

    23 May 12:55pm Reply
  • Wdywt

    they need more listeners! [4]

    29 Apr 8:56am Reply
  • Panduan

    eh selametan dulu nih yang mau keluar negeri.

    28 Jun 2014 Reply
  • devadevadeva

    Dearest friends and family, Your vote means the world to me and my best friends. Polka Wars, my band that I started with my best friends from high school, got into the top 5 of a competition that may take us to record a song in Brooklyn, New York. A lot of musicians that influenced us deeply and even changed our lives, works and resides in Brooklyn. And it would be a dream come true to record a song in a place where our musical heroes lives. Your vote counts and it also may change me and my best friends lives. To vote : - Follow @wjournal on twitter - And tweet : #PolkaWars #RubberTracksJKT @wjournal For your kind vote, we have offered our latest single to be listened here : Thanks a lot! :)

    19 Jun 2014 Reply
  • bratasurya

    lagunya parah....dan suara vocalistnya keren banget

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • denyaro

    pengen denger, ada yg punya link downloadnya? hehe

    15 May 2013 Reply
  • earlycarlia

    yah ini sih gila lagunya..... enak!

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Rahardianti

    CLOSING CEREMONY: PARAHYANGAN ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2012. REVIVING HERITAGE! Merupakan acara penutup dari rangkaian Parahyangan Architecture Festival 2012 yang dikemas dalam pertunjukan seni berupa musik, tarian, dan pameran; kontribusi mahasiswa, pelaku seni, dan komunitas terkait.

    13 May 2012 Reply
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    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • nooriezkybianca

    they need more listeners! [3]

    9 Feb 2012 Reply
  • farizbjorn

    they need more listeners! [2]

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • anemonlaut

    Music Alliance Pact November 2011 !

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • devadevadeva

    @febyac iya baru,cm blm beres,msh 30% itu di dgr scr personal utk bayangin rekaman brikutnya,haha :p

    6 Nov 2011 Reply
  • febyac

    yucon baru tuh?

    5 Nov 2011 Reply
  • RachelAzzura

    saw you on GK yesterday, amazing band, amazing songs !

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
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  • waltzwithovum

    they need more listeners!

    4 Oct 2011 Reply

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