The Adams was formed in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2002 on the grounds of the Jakarta Institute of Arts, a fertile environment for kids looking to start a band. Their blend of crunching guitars, sweet harmonies, memorable melodies and relatable lyrics promptly placed them among the leading lights of the city's emerging independent music scene. They were signed to the seminal independent label Aksara
Records, releasing albums The Adams and v2.05 to commercial success and criticalacclaim in 2005 and 2006 respectively, while building up a nationwide following through a rigorous touring schedule.
Despite 2008 to 2016 being an unproductive period due to each member being busywith other pursuits, it is a testament to the strength of songs such as “Konservatif", “Waiting,” “Halo Beni” and “Hanya Kau” that the band remains an in-demand live act that has performed at various major Indonesian music festivals and served as the opening act for renowned British band Bloc Party's Jakarta date during their 2013 Asia tour. In 2017 the band made its entire back catalogue available on digital music
services, including the ß Release EP which collected previously-released non-album
tracks and an all-new version of “Glorious Time.”
In 2019, The Adams released their long-awaited third album, Agterplaas, under their own label, Belakang Teras Records, with songs such as “Pelantur,” “Masa-Masa” and “Timur” quickly becoming firm fan favorites and introducing the band to a whole new generation in the process. The Adams consists of Ario Hendarwan (vocals, guitar), Saleh Husein (vocals, guitar), Gigih Suryo Prayogo (vocals, drums), Pandu Fathoni (vocals, bass) and Ghina Salsabila (keyboards, vocals).