5. Dragonfly Collector
Listen to: Timothy, My Own Timothy, The Tragic Story of Joshua and Fiedme
Award winning Filipino singer-songwriter Clementine’s musical project is filled with songs that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. His distinct voice is remarkable and the kind that you’ll instantly fall in love with. His songs are refreshing and original, something you’ve probably never heard before! Regardless if you like it or not, it’s a gem in Filipino music.
6. IV of Spades
Listen to: Hey Barbara, Ilaw sa Daan
Aside from being aesthetically pleasing with their 70s get up and perfectly color-graded videos, IV of Spades delivers just as well with their music. With millennials becoming more and more interested in retro, they couldn’t have arrived at the music scene in a better time. It’s time we really appreciated music inspired from the days of our lolos and lolas!
7. Shirebound and Busking
Listen to: Waltz of Four Left Feet, Lloydy, Pahintulot
With their melancholy lyrics colored by soft nostalgia-inducing music, Shirebound and Busking is not for the faint of heart. Or for the broken hearted. Unless you want to wallow in self-pity that you’re not John Lloyd. Shirebound and Busking is one of the artists that gave music to Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador’s I’m Drunk I Love You.
8. Manila Magic
Listen to: In the Night
Tim Marquez of One Click Straight and Zild Benitez of IV of Spades teamed up to bring to life the synth 80s inspired Manila Magic, a creative outlet of songs that don’t fit the alternative pop rock genre of their respective bands. Despite being a young band in the music scene, they definitely know what they’re doing. Their accomplishments speak for themselves: they were finalists for Wanderband 2017 and the opening act for Canadian band BADBADNOTGOOD in 2016. Their one and only song is best to listen to when you’re on a roadtrip with your friends and the windows are down.
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