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OPM Bands to Listen to This 2019

  1. Banna Harbera

The all Benildean band’s mellow, light beats makes them one of the artists who are about to have a breakthrough on the music scene. Their fresh face and soulful tune definitely stands out among the rest, and will definitely capture fans.

Where to Start:

We’ll Be Fine (https://open.spotify.com/track/2UD0Qm8GfCd9lOewegxLT3)

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2. Bita and the Botflies

Ever wonder how horror movies will sound if it transformed into music? This band is the PERFECT physical manifestation of it. Their creepy tune compliments with the eerie lyrics of their songs and it will definitely give the listeners both satisfaction and shivers.

Where to Start:

Sisikat ka Iha (https://open.spotify.com/track/0pUuC1PNCSFdi8MRU43fbe)

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3. Apartel

The funky and jazzy tastes of the members of the band, with the vocals of the legen–wait for it–dary Ely Buendia, gave a bright and colorful sound to the indie music scene.  One thing amazing with their art is that they add different flavors to rock and roll. Apartel is not only capable of giving lively tunes, but also offer songs with a hint of blues and soul that will penetrate the hearts of the audience.

Where to Start:

Pateros (https://open.spotify.com/track/788eeRKMPqjNDnxd3w7Edt)

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4. Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas

Jazz plus Filipino times brass overload??? Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas lets their listeners to close their eyes and drown their ears with jazz. They can surely catch people from different age groups because of their new trademark: the new Manila Sound.

Where to Start:

Chili Garlic Buttered Shrimp (https://open.spotify.com/track/37kq7D1l23RtNjUXEChtP8)

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5.  FourPlay MNL

Looking for that late-night melody that your ears crave while thinking about someone special? Or that special sexy tune that you yearn to listen to? FourPlay MNL is the answer. Hinted with the band’s playful name, their songs are about the darker sides of love.

Where to Start:

One Night Stand (https://open.spotify.com/track/5TPVLJNlywP3sNsgL0K2ji)

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6. Majo Elli

The chill voice and cute beats makes Majo’s songs easy to listen to. Her tunes definitely gives a chill vibe and will make everyone fall in love. Imagine listening to her songs while going home after a long day of work. Relaxing.

Where to Start:

Golden Child (https://open.spotify.com/track/6XJYQ5lOzGpx0JVdh9HPn4)

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7. The Ridleys

This alternative-folk group deserves to be on the spotlight. Fall in love with their songs that vividly tell stories and feelings through rhythm, guitar, and lovely lyrics.

Where to Start:

Aphrodite (https://open.spotify.com/track/2iGeiOOKZ0GDZG9mNm0QGE)

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8. Nathan and Mercury

It is quite hard to define their music because it is a fusion of different sounds like r&b, blues, jazz, and hiphop. Nevertheless, their songs are danceable, will make your head bop, but at the same time will probably break your heart through the lyrics.

Where to Start:

Fools (https://open.spotify.com/track/666AaGepo9VKqBvkC2J1Gn)

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9.  Three Legged Men PH

Perfect for those late night drives and lonely nights, this Cebuano group is making riffs on the indie music scene. Their tune is definitely chill and laid back and will make the listeners flow with the sound waves.

Where to Start:

Keep (https://open.spotify.com/track/59AAIRRqOZItVDJVFiO1hg)

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10. Syd Hartha

With her husky vocals and straight to the core lyrics, Syd Hartha will surely leave you remembering someone and feel hurt even though you are not.

Where to Start:

iglap (https://open.spotify.com/track/0A7YlP0GoJN8SyDTSpf3hX)

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Do you have a favorite OPM band not listed above? Tell us in the comments section below!

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