Photos by Karen dela Fuente
We have to thank local prod Almost Crimes for bringing independent label Kolibri Rekords to Manila — it’s not very often that we get to see fellow Southeast Asian bands play a show here. But they did, last June 29, bringing with them Indonesia-based Bedchamber.
It might be the first time you’ve heard their name but we’re willing to bet it won’t be your last. The surf rock/post-punk four-piece (Ratta Bill on guitars and vocals, Abi Chalabi on guitars, Smita Kirana on bass, and Ariel Kaspar on drums) has been making small but sure waves in Indonesia, what with the release of their EP “Perennial” in 2014, and their full-length “Geography” in 2018. Their impact was also felt here, when they played an energetic, lively set at Mow’s.
We sat down with Bedchamber to talk about the past, the future, and the art that comes out of all of that.