Aldus Santos

Oh, Flamingo! – ‘Pagtanda’ review: artfully played and deeply felt meditations on adulthood

Technical virtuosity takes less of the spotlight on the Filipino indie rockers’ first full-length record

Blaster Silonga is “starting a new game” with his sumptuous solo debut, ‘My Kosmik Island Disk’

On his spacey, sprawling new album, Blaster explores the pains of the artistic life. He tells NME about the loneliness of going solo and how fame turned IV of Spades into “parodies of ourselves”

Filipino fuzz-pop group Spacedog Spacecat on debut: “There’s no point if you can’t turn up the dirt!”

The band talk to NME about their beginnings, why calling them a supergroup would be “inappropriate” and their affinity for all things fuzz

Ben&Ben talk collaborating with Pamungkas on ‘Paninindigan Kita’ rework: “We just communicated through music instantly”

NME sits down with the musicians in a Pasig City studio to talk about their new release 'Stand By You', bonding over the Beatles and how it feels to "house-sit" for each other's songs

Indie veterans Narda celebrate Filipino Brutalism in new music video: “An archive of things past, before they disappear”

The band tell NME more about their resurrection and their new music video for ‘Ang Buhay T’wing Wala Ka’, released on Philippine Independence Day

Armi Millare on her departure from UDD: “It was the thing I loved most”

“I wouldn’t call it so much a burnout; it felt more like a heartbreak,” the singer tells NME in an exit interview the day her split from the band became public

Calix – ‘Crash And Burn’ review: Filipino rapper-producer shows he can do pop rap as well as anyone

The artist best known for his political material embraces “cutesy pop shit” to great effect

Full house: Ben&Ben return with their second album and “a multiverse of madness”

The celebrated Filipino nine-piece talk the domestic yet expansive creation of ‘Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno’, which features collaborators KZ Tandingan, SB19, Zild and more

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