by Dani Danot in New Music on Thursday 30 June 2011

White Shoes & The Couples Company is an Indonesian pop, funk, jazz band from Jakarta. Their music is influenced by Indonesian movie soundtracks from the 1970s and inspired by the acoustic spirit of 1930s jazz musicians.

All of which has been updated with classic string arrangements, retro disco beats, easy listening acoustic ballads, and some tunes from vintage keyboard toys made in the 70s. The band came up with the name as a homage to the fad of wearing white shoes at the school at which they met.