Rock Nation: 5 Filipino Bands You Should Know

Clap, Goodleaf, OPM, She's Only Sixteen, Some Gorgeous Accident, STATUS, Status Magazine, statusmagonline, The Srangeness

Published on Friday, April 27, 2012

opmWhoever said that Philippine local music is dead was probably hiding in a cave for the past fifty years, because from where we’re standing, OPM is booming!

With the multitude of people, places, and events that celebrate the soothing, energizing, and sometimes asphyxiating, goodness that is music, it has grown to become a hub for every age, race, and culture. Fortunately, the local music scene does not exempt itself from this. Despite several allegations to the contrary, the local music scene has in fact already taken it upon itself to level with the rest of the world by forming tunes that could not only compare but, maybe even surpass the top dogs. Don’t believe us? Check out these five fresh tracks from these five Filipino bands and see for yourself.—LOSTGIRL

1. The Strangeness –  “Cain Was Furious And He Was Downcast”

Because garage punk has never looked or sounded this good.

2. GoodLeaf – “Lipad Isip”

This song takes my breath away in the best possible way every time I listen to it. If you guys know what I mean… 

3. Clap – “Matamis”

Sounds like Bamboo but feels like something else entirely.

4. Some Gorgeous Accident – “The Two-Envelope Paradox”

Dreamy, trippy shoe-gaze makes its way to the Philippines and we couldn’t be happier.

5. She’s Only Sixteen – “Locked Out at Wombworks”

If this acoustic sampler doesn’t convert you for this band, then we don’t know what will.

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