Dirty Rotten Bastards, or some of our friends who already know us, often call it DRB, is a band that was founded in 2014. I don’t know exactly when, because our band was originally not formed in a planned manner, let alone a ribbon-cutting event like most formal events, hahaha.
At the beginning, DRB was formed around the end of 2013 due to the fun of Noval, our drummer, who accidentally saw Rizman’s twitter account on his timeline. After a little stalking, then with the style of an uncle who was lobbying his target, Noval sent a personal message via DM to ask him to just jam in the studio, because they both have the same love for Billy Joe Armstrong, et al.
Due to lack of personnel, Rizman invited Jona, who happened to often jam together in the studio. As time went on, we felt fit, but lazy to form a serious band. Because the initial goal was to band together to reduce fatigue after work. However, we received positive feedback from our friends to form a band, and Dirty Rotten Bastards was formed.
When asked why we chose DRB as our band name, because most likely the three of us are not holy humans (POSSIBLY you know) haha! Yes, we are dirty, rotten, and we are definitely bastards, if the former said. Hehehe. But to make it simpler, let’s just say that we took Dirty Rotten Bastards from the Green Day title.
Now there are four of us, because in 2017 we invited Edwin to fill out rhythm guitar with us. There aren’t any skills, but it’s not bad for adding a joint venture to pay for the studio, hehe. No, we invite Edwin because he often comes on stage when we perform. Yes, he was our loyal groupist at that time. Ha ha ha!
Our journey is quite long, from stage to stage, Jakarta, Bekasi, Bandung, Pekalongan, Cirebon, we have stopped by to blow our hearts out through music. We have the same interests, which we always promote through our music, namely social, environmental and brotherhood issues.
And long story short, in 2019 we are very, very grateful to be able to release our first EP album entitled Senandung Persaudaraan. Contains 5 songs that still raise social issues, and certainly brotherhood. Because we agree that whoever we are, whatever our religion, ethnicity, RAS, social status or genre, we are still brothers. Hence, we deliberately released this mini album after the 2019 election which we all know, this nation wants to be divided into 3 groups, namely supporters 01, 02, and Nurhadi Aldo.
Yep! That’s a short story of how DRB was formed until now. We have hope that we can continue to be together and be consistent in whatever we are fighting for. If you want to know more about us, we can be found on Instagram under the account name @dirtyrottenbastardsjkt