Aldus Santos

Alessandra de Rossi on making ‘My Amanda’: “Another director would insist on a straight romantic portrayal, and I didn’t want that”

On her directorial debut, de Rossi teams up with on-screen hero Piolo Pascual to prove that not all love stories have to have romance

The Buildings: “At the end of the day we’re making music we like, which has always been our north star”

For their sophomore effort ‘Heaven Is A Long Exhale’, the Filipino indie rockers embraced the concept of album as studio artefact – to refreshing results

Filmmaker Khavn de la Cruz on his always-unpredictable output: “Let life be your co-director”

NME talks to the prolific Filipino auteur ahead of a six-picture retrospective of his work on Upstream

Dicta License – ‘Pagbigkas’ review: politically charged band’s long-overdue second LP confronts and comforts

Filipino rockers expand their musical palette and sharpen their lyrical knives on their first album in 16 years

On ‘Huminga’, Zild Benitez reintroduces himself: “Now all I have is storytelling and my own memories”

Zild’s solo debut was a deliberately synthetic reaction to his band IV Of Spades. His second album ‘Huminga’ is more him, he says – a document of a growing songwriter

Alessandra de Rossi on her musical debut, ‘Adrift’: “I wasn’t giving myself enough credit”

The actress talks finding a safe harbour in her ambient album, which has been reissued nine years after release

Kapitan Kulam – ‘Kapitan Kulam’ EP: Filipino noisemakers’ compact homage to the riff

Guitarists Lourd De Veyra and Kaloy Olavides serve as chief builders on this no-frills project

Quark Henares and Diego Castillo on 10 years of ‘Rakenrol’: “It was made with so much love”

The duo look back on their 2011 feature film and love letter to Manila’s indie music scene, which is now streaming on Netflix

‘Midnight In A Perfect World’ director Dodo Dayao: “Genre films give you aesthetic wiggle room to literalise impossible ideas”

The Filipino filmmaker talks putting a different spin on stale horror tropes, not spoon-feeding the viewer and more

August Wahh: “Being emotional isn’t a bad thing if you put it to good use”

On her new EP ‘Vivid’, August Wahh paints a picture of someone “fiending for the old life” – with a little help from new friends
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