Formed in 2011, Jakarta-based rock trio Kelompok Penerbang Roket – or KPR for short – consist of singer and bassist John Paul Patton, singer and guitarist Rey Marshall, and drummer I Gusti Vikranta.
Unlike most bands, Kelompok Penerbang Roket are inspired by local rock legends such as Panbers and AKA, which has made their music unique yet also standing head and shoulders above their peers. They even named their band after the song “Mencarter Roket” by 1970s rock legends Duo Kribo.
After releasing their energetic debut album “Teriakan Bocah” in 2015, Kelompok Penerbang Roket have become a rock behemoth in their own right, attaining both critical and commercial acclaim while gaining a massive loyal following both at home and abroad. Several months after “Teriakan Bocah”, the trio put out a Panbers tribute album titled “HAAI”. In 2017, they went on a small tour of Australia with psychedelic rock band Mooner, which also saw them gracing the stage at Cherry Rock Festival in Melbourne. In November 2020, they dropped the single “Roda Gila”.