8 OPM Bands
that Remind Us
of High School
By Patti Sunio
Teenage life ain’t complete without the angst, the immaturity, the soirees, the school fairs (a chance to look cool or cute without our uniforms!), the late night phone conversations, the good morning texts, the first crushes, the embarrassing first dates—and all with our favorite bands’ then-current hits playing in the background.
Here’s to the bands behind the soundtrack of our high school lives.
Aside from going crazy over Miggy Chavez, their songs A Promise, Chicosci Vampire Social Club, Seven Black Roses, and Sweet Maria also made us go wild and release the inner rocker we didn’t knew we had in us.
We followed them through album tours, mall gigs, and yes, even at other high school fairs we weren’t invited to, and proudly sported black eyeliner while at it!
They got our attention with Define, and eventually with Pilit, the song meant for our immature high school loves. We loved them for their youth, and the passionate way they play. Hilera is a band with a lot of ~feels~ to give, whether they’re hardcore rocking the stage or singing about a heartbreak.
If there’s a band that knows our hearts best, it’s probably Sugarfree.
If Sugarfree were a person, he’d most likely be our trusted confidant. From majestically failing at life to unapologetically admitting to a failed relationship, Sugarfree knows exactly what to say (or sing) at our worst days, and even taught us to laugh at our misfortunes, too.
You can only expect high energy music from a band like Sandwich, fronted by the busiest man in the local music scene, Raimund Marasigan. With members coming together from different, well-establish bands, Sandwich has managed to offer to the table an entirely new, very addictive sound, with their popular hits debuting with just-as-vivid, high octane MVs, such as in 2 Trick Pony, Sunburn, and Sugod.