Indonesian folk-pop duo Stars and Rabbit are ready to introduce the UK to their beguiling sound and intelligent songwriting with the release of single Man Upon The Hill, out on November 11th 2016 via Green Island Music.
As an introduction to the band, Stars and Rabbit have released free track ‘The House’, which you can stream and download via their Soundcloud page now.
You can also watch the mesmerizing video for ‘The House’ via the band’s YouTube channel.
Man Upon The Hill is a whimsical folk tale about a man on top of a hill who is accepting reality, letting go of his past and moving on. Lead singer Elda Suryani’s incredibly unique vocal carries the song effortlessly and conjures memories of gifted female vocalists such as Björk, Lamb and CoCoRosie. Combining her enchanting vocals with guitarist Adi Widodo’s stunning musical arrangement, Man Upon The Hill is a wonderfully quirky track, filled with dream-like qualities that fans of Emiliana Torrini and First Aid Kit will identify with.
The duo formed in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2011 when Elda enlisted the skills of Adi to help her with her songwriting. As their songwriting thrived and compositions began to take shape, the pair decided to come up with a band name, settling on Stars and Rabbit, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since the release of previous singles Worth It and The House, the band have continued to create a name for themselves in their home country, where they have a huge reputation, gaining support from the likes of Indonesia’s Rolling Stone Magazine and The Beat Magazine amongst many others.
Now, with an English tour set to commence on October 12th and Man Upon The Hill set for release in November, Stars and Rabbit are excited to finally share their gorgeous sound with a UK audience. Catch them live at the following dates:
October 12th – Gwdihw – Cardiff October 14th – The Good Ship – London October 17th – Green Door Store – Brighton October 20th – The Dublin Castle – London
Man Upon The Hill is out on November 11th 2016 via Green Island Music.