Noah (band)

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Noah
Peterpan (Indo).jpg
Background information
Origin Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Genres
Years active 2000–2009
(as Peterpan)
2009–2012
(as Ariel, Uki, Lukman, Reza, David)
2012–present
(as Noah)
Labels Musica Studios
Associated acts
Website www.noah-site.com
Members
Past members

Noah (former name Peterpan and stylized as NOAH) is an Indonesian alternative pop/rock band. The band originally consisted of four members, known as Nazril Irham, Mohammad Kautsar Hikmat, Loekman Hakim, and David Kurnia Albert. The two members, Andika Naliputra Wirahardja and Hendra Suhendra, split from the band in 2006. David Kurnia Albert joined the band in 2008 bringing new color to their music. They are well known in Indonesia for their simple (sometimes poetic) lyrics, catchy beats, and Ariel's voice.[4] Ilsyah Ryan Reza split from the band in 2014.

As of 2015, Noah has sold more than 9 million albums in Indonesia only and is recognized as the best selling alternative pop/rock band.[4] Two of their albums are included on the list of Indonesian all time best selling albums at #3 for Bintang di Surga and #6 for Seperti Seharusnya.

History[edit]

1997: Beginnings as Topi[edit]

In 1997, Andika Naliputra Wirahardja as keyboardist, formed a school band in Bandung, Indonesia. It was called Topi, with Mohammad Kautsar Hikmat as guitarist, Nazril Irham as vocalist, Abel as bass player, and Ari as drummer. They mainly played British alternative rock until Ari withdrew from the group, and Topi broke up.

2000-2012: Formation as Peterpan[edit]

Andika Naliputra Wirahardja regrouped former members of Topi in 2000. The drummer was replaced by Ilsyah Ryan Reza, a college student from Palu. Loekman Hakim, a friend of Indra's elder brother, joined as their lead guitarist. Andika Naliputra Wirahardja suggested Peterpan as the name for the band referring to Peter Pan, the character created by J. M. Barrie, an author (other names they considered were Spiderman and X-Men). The band was formally founded on September 1, 2000. Peterpan played on Bandung streets and gigged in cafés, with the goal of becoming a house band in one of the city's cafés.[2] They often covered alternative rock and rock songs, (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, U2, Creed, etc.) at O'Hara and Sapu Lidi cafés.

At Sapu Lidi cafés, the band was spotted by Noey, a producer who planned to release a compilation album. Peterpan recorded three demo songs: "Sahabat", "Mimpi yang Sempurna", and "Taman Langit". "Mimpi yang Sempurna" was chosen for the album, titled Kisah 2002 Malam. The album was commercially successful, selling a respectable 150,000 copies, and "Mimpi yang Sempurna" was given heavy rotation on Indonesian radio.

The top major label, Musica Studios, offered Peterpan a contract, and their released debut album, Taman Langit, on June 2003. Their second album, Bintang Di Surga, was released in August 2004, selling 350,000 copies in two weeks. By the end of 2005, it had sold a remarkable 2.7 million copies.[2]

Their third album was released in September 2005, the soundtrack for the Rexinema movie, Alexandria. The album was titled Menunggu Pagi, and the formal release was covered simultaneously by Indonesia's six top national TV stations. The soundtrack album included five new songs for the film and renditions of five of their songs from Bintang di Surga. Peterpan collaborated with veteran Indonesian pop singer, Chrisye, on "Menunggumu", which was then used as the theme song for the Indonesian soap opera, Liontin.

In November 2006, Andika Naliputra Wirahardja and Hendra Suhendra split with the rest of the band, with both sides citing musical differences. According to Nazril Irham, there were problems since the making of their first album. Hendra Suhendra had also just lost his child. Andika Naliputra Wirahardja and Hendra Suhendra joined a new band named The Titans, and signed with international label EMI Music Indonesia, releasing a self-titled album and a single, "Rasa Ini" (This Feeling).

In 2007, the remaining members of Peterpan released the album, Hari Yang Cerah, which failed to sell as well as their debut. In 2008, David Kurnia Albert joined Peterpan as keyboard player.

The agreement under which Andika Naliputra Wirahardja and Hendra Suhendra left the band allowed the remaining members to continue using the name Peterpan through the end of 2008.[5]

In early 2008, the band announced that they would be changing their name, stating that their 2008 studio album, Sebuah Nama Sebuah Cerita, would be their last under the name Peterpan. The album mostly consists of popular hits from the band's history, with four new songs: "Walau Habis Terang", "Kisah Cintaku" (a cover of Chrisye's song), "Dilema Besar", and "Tak Ada Yang Abadi".

Amidst their tight schedule in 2003-2004, which climaxed on July 18, 2004, Peterpan planned to perform in six cities in Indonesia in only 24 hours.[6] The concerts were titled "Konser Breaking Record", listed in Museum Rekor Indonesia (MURI, Indonesian Museum of Record), and included concerts on two Indonesian major islands: Sumatra and Java. The concerts started on July 18 in Medan in North Sumatra Province, Padang, Pekanbaru, Lampung, Semarang in Central Java Province, and finally ended at Surabaya in East Java Province.

2012: Renaming as Noah and Seperti Seharusnya[edit]

The band decided to rename itself Noah starting August 2, 2012. The former name Peterpan Band also denoted longevity and everlasting youth as well. To emphasize the change of name promotional materials and some releases were called Noah Known as Peterpan Band.

Ariel, Uki, Reza, Lukman, and David released a new album called Suara Lainnya. It launched in a private concert dubbed as "Konser Tanpa Nama", or the "Concert Without a Name", as they haven’t settled on a new name yet. Suara Lainnya is the band’s first instrumental album, and it contains 11 tracks. All but one of them were taken from the group’s previous albums and recomposed in a different style with some ethnic and classic touches. The group collaborated with other musicians, including a traditional Sundanese music group, Karinding Attack, who added some ethnic flare. The Indonesian violin maestro, Idris Sardi, added a classical touch in "Taman Langit" as did the violinist, Hendry Lamiri, in several other tracks. The instrumental concert is said to be the first of its kind in Indonesia.[7]

On September 15-September 16, 2012, Noah had a concert in Melbourne, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and finally ended in Jakarta. Here, they have broken their second MURI Record: Concert in 2 Continents, 5 Countries in 24 hours, after their first MURI Record: Concert 6 cities in 24 Hours in 2004. At the same day, they also released their new album called Seperti Seharusnya. The album had sold more than 200,000 copies in just 3 days. As of December 2012, the following album had sold more than 1,300,000 copies. By February 19, 2013, Noah received a Multi-Platinum Awards from Musica Studios & Swara Sangkar Emas. Noah included successful musician selling album in KFC, like Ungu, Cinta Laura, Indah Dewi Pertiwi, Agnes Monica, Afgan, SM*SH, and Rossa.

Noah US Tour[edit]

In March 2015, Noah announced that they planned organize the tour in United States in April 2015. The tour started in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC.

World Tour[edit]

Noah will do world tour on March 21, 2015. The countries that will be visited include Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, Dubai, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and United States.

Community[edit]

Now, Noah's community has reached until 60 community in Indonesia and also including Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkong, and Taiwan. This community known as 'Sahabat NOAH'.

Case and controversy[edit]

Riots on concerts[edit]

Like the other top musicians in Indonesia, Noah's concerts have encountered problems. On February 22, 2006, at Harapan Bangsa Lhongraya Stadium, at least 30 spectators fainted, most of them were young women. Not only this, this concert violated the law of Shariah Islam has enacted in Kaffah (completed) in Aceh Province (NAD) because the mixing of males and females in the show field.[8]

The riots at concerts not only affect the spectators, but also members of the musical group performing. This happened during Peterpan concert at Bima Stadium, Cirebon, on April 11, 2006. Rocks were thrown by the spectators who had no tickets at the outside of the stadium. As a result, not only dozens of the spectators rushed to the various hospitals due to throwing stones, but also the vocalist, Ariel, who could not escape from the raining rocks. Ariel was struck in the chest before he was secured to the outside of the stadium. As a result of the incident, concert was stopped when Peterpan performed their fifth song's, "Mungkin Nanti", at 20.30 WIB.[9]

Sex tape scandal[edit]

In 2010, Ariel was arrested for violating Indonesian anti-pornography laws, when videos which appeared to be himself doing sex intercourse were circulated on the internet,[10] after his laptop was reportedly stolen.[11]

In January 2011, Bandung's District Court sentenced Ariel to three and a half years imprisonment after testimonies by digital forensic experts confirmed that Ariel was the male counterpart in the sex tape scandal, involving Luna Maya and Cut Tari, and that he was responsible for the creation of the videos.[12] In April, an appeal to the High Court was rejected, with judges deciding unanimously to uphold the sentence given by the District Court.[13] On 23 July 2012, after serving two years in prison, Ariel was released early for good behaviour.[14]

Band members[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Sales Certifications
Taman Langit
(as Peterpan)
850,000
Bintang di Surga
(as Peterpan)
  • Released: January 10, 2004
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
3,200,000
  • ASIRI: 21x Platinum
OST Alexandria
(as Peterpan)
  • Released: June 26, 2005
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1,200,000
  • ASIRI: 8x Platinum
Hari Yang Cerah
(as Peterpan)
  • Released: May 25, 2007
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
900,000
  • ASIRI: 6x Platinum
Sebuah Nama Sebuah Cerita
(as Peterpan)
  • Released: August 2008
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Format: CD
580,000
  • ASIRI: 4x Platinum
Seperti Seharusnya
  • Released: September 16, 2012
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1,900,000
  • ASIRI: Multi-Platinum
Second Chance
  • Released: December 31, 2014
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, digital download
N/A N/A
Sings Legend
  • Released: May 25, 2016
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Compilation albums[edit]

as Peterpan
Title Album details
Kisah 2002 Malam
Senyawa
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Dari Hati Untuk Aceh
  • Released: February 28, 2005
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Untuk Sahabat Peterpan
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Superstar 2005
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Superstar 2005 Vol. 2
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
From Us to U
  • Released: November 6, 2005
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette, digital download
In House Mix
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Superstar 2006
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Duet by Request
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Selalu Untuk Sahabat
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Superstar 2007
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Musica Studios
  • Formats: CD, cassette

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Mimpi Yang Sempurna" 2003 Kisah 2002 Malam
Taman Langit
"Sahabat" Taman Langit
"Aku dan Bintang"
"Topeng"
"Semua Tentang Kita"
"Yang Terdalam"
"Kita Tertawa"
"Ada Apa Denganmu" 2004 Bintang di Surga
"Mungkin Nanti"
"Ku Katakan dengan Indah"
"Khayalan Tingkat Tinggi"
"Bintang di Surga"
"Di Atas Normal"
"Di Belakangku"
"Tak Bisakah" 2005 OST Alexandria
"Jauh Mimpiku"
"Menunggu Pagi"
"Langit Tak Mendengar"
"Membebaniku"
"Menunggumu"
(featuring Chrisye)
"Kupu-Kupu Malam" From Us to U
"Menghapus Jejakmu" 2007 Hari Yang Cerah
"Di Balik Awan"
"Sally Sendiri"
"Hari yang Cerah untuk Jiwa yang Sepi"
"Cobalah Mengerti"
"Walau Habis Terang" 2008 Sebuah Nama Sebuah Cerita
"Kisah Cintaku"
"Dilema Besar"
"Tak Ada yang Abadi"
"Dara" 2011 Suara Lainnya
"Cobalah Mengerti"
(featuring Momo Geisha)
2012
"Separuh Aku" Seperti Seharusnya
"Hidup Untukmu Mati Tanpamu"
"Jika Engkau" 2013
"Tak Lagi Sama"
"Ini Cinta" 2014
"Hero" Second Chance
"Seperti Kemarin"
"Menunggumu"
(New single in 2005)
2015
"Suara Pikiranku"
"Sajadah Panjang" 2016 Sings Legend

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Featuring Album
2005 "Menunggumu" Chrisye Senyawa
"Ayah - Aceh" Candil Seurius Non-album singles
2006 "Marilah Kemari" Iwan Fals, Chrisye, Project Pop, Ungu, Rossa, Kahitna, Seurieus, Naif
"Usia 17" Nuri Shaden
2012 "Cobalah Mengerti" Momo Geisha Suara Lainnya
2013 "Sahabat" Karinding Attack
2014 "Esok Kan Bahagia" D'Masiv, Giring Nidji, Momo Geisha Hidup Lebih Indah

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album
2003 "Mimpi yang Sempurna" Kisah 2002 Malam
Taman Langit
"Sahabat" Taman Langit
"Aku dan Bintang"
"Topeng"
"Semua Tentang Kita"
"Yang Terdalam"
"Kita Tertawa"
2004 "Ada Apa Denganmu" Bintang di Surga
"Mungkin Nanti"
"Ku Katakan dengan Indah"
"Khayalan Tingkat Tinggi"
"Bintang di Surga"
"Di Atas Normal"
"Di Belakangku"
2005 "Tak Bisakah" OST Alexandria
"Jauh Mimpiku"
"Menunggu Pagi"
"Langit Tak Mendengar"
"Membebaniku"
"Menunggumu"
(featuring Chrisye)
"Kupu-Kupu Malam" From Us to U
2007 "Menghapus Jejakmu" Hari Yang Cerah
"Di Balik Awan"
"Sally Sendiri"
"Hari yang Cerah untuk Jiwa yang Sepi"
"Cobalah Mengerti"
2008 "Walau Habis Terang" Sebuah Nama Sebuah Cerita
"Kisah Cintaku"
"Dilema Besar"
"Tak Ada yang Abadi"
2011 "Dara" Suara Lainnya
"Cobalah Mengerti"
(featuring Momo Geisha)
"Sahabat"
(featuring Karinding Attack)
2012 "Separuh Aku" Seperti Seharusnya
"Hidup Untukmu Mati Tanpamu"
2013 "Jika Engkau"
"Tak Lagi Sama"
2014 "Ini Cinta"
"Hero" Second Chance
"Seperti Kemarin"

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 NOAH: Awal Semula Themselves

Awards and recognition[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mokhtazar, Syahirah (October 21, 2017). "(Showbiz) Indonesian rock band Peterpan (now known as Noah) to hold concert in Msia next month, after more than a decade". New Straits Times. Retrieved December 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Noah: Tak Lagi Sama" [Noah: Not the same anymore]. Rolling Stone Indonesia (in Indonesian). January 15, 2015. Retrieved December 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Lambert, Molly (July 2, 2013). "Grading the Top 10 Songs in … INDONESIA!". Grantland. Retrieved December 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Peterpan returns to Malaysia as Noah for a new concert". Malay Mail. October 11, 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ Prodita Sabarini (2008-12-14). "Peterpan's Last Flight". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2008-12-27. 
  6. ^ Peterpan Archived 2008-05-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Ade Mardiyati (29 May 2012). "Peterpan's other voice without Ariel" Archived 2012-08-25 at the Wayback Machine.. The Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  8. ^ Moch. Indra Kurniawan (23 February 2006). "Sedikitnya 30 Penonton Peterpan di Aceh Pingsan" [At least 30 spectators of Peterpan in Aceh fainted]. KapanLagi.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 21 January 2008.
  9. ^ Moch. Indra Kurniawan (12 April 2006). "Hujan Batu Warnai Konser Peterpan, Ariel Luka-luka" [Stones were thrown during the concert, Ariel injured]. KapanLagi.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 21 January 2008.
  10. ^ Vaswani, Karishma (25 June 2010). "Sex tape charges for Indonesian star Nazril Irham". BBC News. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  11. ^ McPherson, Kate (21 June 2010). "Sex tape stirs Indonesian internet censorship debate". Radio Australia News. Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  12. ^ Tri Suwarni, Yuli and Dipa, Arya (1 February 2011). "Ariel gets 3.5 years; unrest outside court". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 26 May 2012
  13. ^ Tri Suwarni, Yuli (26 April 2011). Bandung High Court rejects appeals Ariel's sex video case" Archived 2012-10-12 at the Wayback Machine.. The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  14. ^ Bellman, Eric (23 July 2012). "Peterpan Star Released from Indonesian Prison After Sex-Tape Scandal". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 

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