Anthemic indie-rock band lightcraft have made it their main mission to shine a light of hope on the world through every note and melody that they produce. Melding together lyrics brimming with hopefulness and positivity, the Jakarta-based Indonesian quartet have a unique arena-ready sound that is at once uplifting and melancholic, able to tug at heartstrings and incite a wide-eyed smile in an instant.
lightcraft first got together in 2005 when original members Imam Surataruna, Fari Febrian, and Enrico Prabowo met while studying at the same university in Selangor, Malaysia. After forging a fine reputation in the country through their energetic performances and acclaimed releases – local music magazine ROTTW dubbed them the “South-East Asian Coldplay” at the time – the band relocated to their hometown Jakarta in 2011. Drummer Yopi Santosa joined in 2012.
lightcraft live at Monsoon Music Festival 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam
Taking on themes surrounding humanity and various global phenomena seen through rose-tinted glasses, lightcraft have several releases under their belt, including debut EP “The Modern Seasons” (2006), debut album “Losing Northern Lights” (2008), sophomore album “Colours of Joy” (2014), second EP “Another Life”, and third full album “Us Is All” (2019).
In September 2020, in the year of their fifteenth anniversary together as a band, lightcraft foreshadowed a change in musical direction with the release of their single “Run Away”, a collaborative track with Singaporean producer DSML inspired by electronic-tinged music from the 1980s and modern pop. An acoustic version of the song followed in February 2021, both released under US-based label group Circulate Music.
By June 2021, lightcraft made another breakthrough with their new single “Life”, heralding a new era for the band with a fresh and innovative sound and look that will hint at what is to come, with a fourth full album in the works.
Critically acclaimed both domestically and abroad, lightcraft have displayed their knack for marrying their distinct, hook-filled sound with an infectious and powerful live performance. This mighty combination has enabled them to mesmerise audiences into a higher state of consciousness and taken them across the globe, where they have performed at major international festivals and on renowned stages in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Canada, the USA, Russia, China, Mongolia, and the UK. Prestigious festivals that they have been invited to perform at include SXSW, Liverpool Sound City, V-Rox, Taihu Midi Festival, MUSEXPO, Monsoon Music Festival, Big Mountain Music Festival, Bangkok Music City, We The Fest, Canadian Music Week, Indie Week Canada, Music Matters Live, Zandari Festa, Baybeats Music Festival, B Festival, Playtime Festival, SONIK Philippines, Music Lane Festival Okinawa, and Sakurazaka Asylum, among others.
As a band that holds dear the fate of humanity, the preservation of the environment, and the world’s future, lightcraft were chosen to become ambassadors for non-profit organisation Bersih Nyok!, while also contributing their efforts to The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and the Sahabat Anak Foundation.
The musical career of lightcraft is about creating an upward momentum to go the distance; to break boundaries, and to carve a meaningful journey in life.
lightcraft live at Basement Bar in Tokyo, Japan, 2019
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