Bamboo in Concert

After rushing from Moorgate station to Hammersmith station, after literally flying from the station, after trying to survive the busy streets all the way to the Apollo theatre all while manoeuvring through an open bag, tangled earphones, the sounds of my boots clacking on the cement as I frantically fish for my ticket, the soundContinue reading “Bamboo in Concert”

“A Different Playground” by Karylle (2015)

2015 is proving to be a fruitful year for my favourite Filipino musicians. June Marieezy surprised her fans with a Valentine’s Day EP Throw Away Love Songs, Bamboo Mañalac returned to his rock roots with Bless This Mess. B.P. Valenzuela came out with The Neon Hour and Sam Concepcion released 1Sang Daan. Also came areContinue reading ““A Different Playground” by Karylle (2015)”

Pure soul, pure smile: a love letter to June Marieezy

I was, once again, late to where I planned on going, thanks to my love for sleep and the stereotype turned proven fact of “Filipino time”. This time I was headed to a day party in Hackney by Juicebox and Suitcase Magazine, with food, drinks and music from KAASI, Joe Hertz and a live setContinue reading “Pure soul, pure smile: a love letter to June Marieezy”

My Top 5 Haley Reinhart Songs

Haley Reinhart will always remind me of the kind of summer where golden sunlight blasts through closed eyelids, your psyche drenched in a beer buzz and everything is fun and carefree. Her singing voice is both creamy and meaty at will, it can twist and turn on itself and she’s got the songwriting talent toContinue reading “My Top 5 Haley Reinhart Songs”

“Leaving Soon” by Yolanda Moon

Another gem by this Manila duo. The song captures both the heartache lingering from a crumbled romance and the heat and the summer vibes of the Philippines, elements which I long for since I returned to London. Yolanda Moon shows here their musical consistency through the melancholic lyrics and upbeat yet chill tunes, which isContinue reading ““Leaving Soon” by Yolanda Moon”

“No Water, No Moon” by Bamboo (2011)

Sa buhay na ito, tayo’y manatili, huminga ng malalim, huminga ng malalim. There’s only so far two musicians whose work has managed to spiritually and emotionally move me away from the ground and into oblivion: June Marieezy and Bamboo. Before fully diving into his musical world, I’ve only really heard Bamboo sporadically through countless replaysContinue reading ““No Water, No Moon” by Bamboo (2011)”

“Virgo” by June Marieezy (2013)

While her first EP “Heavy Eyes” leans towards more of an urban sound, a perfect soundtrack for the midnight city dweller, June Marieezy’s second collection of songs sounds more like the creative outlet of her soul, a soul that is pure and carefree, means well and can take you to places that only the power ofContinue reading ““Virgo” by June Marieezy (2013)”

“Riot On An Empty Street” by Kings of Convenience (2004)

There was a point in my adolescence when my playlist was filled with music that my friends had never heard of or would label me a hardcore hipster, a name I am actually quite complacent with. This all began when I first followed Josh Radnor on Twitter, with his daily Song of the Day tweetsContinue reading ““Riot On An Empty Street” by Kings of Convenience (2004)”

‘Roadtrip’ by Karylle (2011)

I’m starting a new music review segment in my blog to quench my thirst for both writing and music. And to start it off, I feel like it’s only right to begin this whole reviewing thing by focusing on one of my favourite OPM albums. This may be a lot to say about an album,Continue reading “‘Roadtrip’ by Karylle (2011)”

What’s Your Talent: Venus by @imgjalarcon

It’s rare for me to get to know someone who is just as passionate with their craft as I am with mine, so when I do get that chance, I usually end up earning a friendship that consists of constantly throwing ideas, songs, words and Youtube links all around. That friendship applies to one ofContinue reading “What’s Your Talent: Venus by @imgjalarcon”