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The Brandals

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Jakarta, Indonesia (2001 – present)

Formed in late 2001 as The Motives in urban polluted Jakarta, Indonesia with Edo Wallad on vocal, Bayu on Lead guitar, Tonny on Rythm guitar, Doddy on Bass and Rully Annash on Drums. Spent most of 2002 practicing and performing their own materials, as well as classic R&B standards from The Who, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, The Kinks, some Sex Pistols and The Clash. Early 2003, Edo left due to day job commitment as magazine editor. Enter Eka Annash (Rully’s older brother), who intensified the whole song writing and performing activities, and changed the band’s name to The Brandals. Throughout 2003 The Brandals been thru fire and high water, performing their string of original materials such as 100 km/jam, Lingkar Labirin, Marching Menuju Maut, Moonlight Chid, etc. Recording process started on March to October 2003 in The Doors (East Jakarta) recording studio, which resulted in the released of their DIY debut album ‘The Brandals’. The album, which distributed nation wide by a small indie label Sirkus Record, sold 7500 copy. An impressive number for an indie release. The Band continued their guerilla promo strategy, performed on underground gigs and uni/highschool music events. Promoting their album to various medias, and gain national highlight as one of the most notorious rock n roll band from the capital state of Indonesia, thanks to their lewd, provoking, disorderly act. Despite the disturbing image, The Brandals won critical approval from the medias and fans throughout the nation. Touring Java, Bali and Sumatera on 2004. Recording for the second album commenced on November 2004 at Studio 18 Jakarta.

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