A chat with Manila-based emo-prog musician Empty the Ocean

(photo by Kiko Nuñez) Empty the Ocean is the emo-prog solo effort of Filipino singer and multi-instrumentalist Gino Tambuatco. With this project, his main goal is to make sense of his feelings and translate that to people, in hopes of making them feel less alone. When he's not working on his solo project, his other … Continue reading A chat with Manila-based emo-prog musician Empty the Ocean

Brazil-based Linearwave rebels through anonymity and escape

Linearwave is the alias of a certain downtempo producer from São Paulo, Brazil. They prefer to keep their identity a secret, putting focus instead on the music. Despite coming from a different background—classical composition—lo-fi hip hop is something the artist loves. Where Linearwave lives, the environment tends to be restricting. Once somebody is defined a … Continue reading Brazil-based Linearwave rebels through anonymity and escape

Lo-fi musician killuv wants to take over

19-year-old Alana is just at the beginning of their music journey, and already they’re creating some of the most impressive music we’ve heard. With elements of bedroom pop mixed with R&B, soul, shoegaze, and emo, Alana started the solo project “killuv” in high school, while going through emotional teenage heartbreak. After getting their first guitar … Continue reading Lo-fi musician killuv wants to take over

Noise pop band Washington Drama Club releases debut EP on cassette

Brace your ears for November 24 as Filipino noise pop band Washington Drama Club drops their much-awaited EP, entitled "Yada Yada Yada," at Mow's Bar, Quezon City. The four-track album will be made available in a limited edition cassette format, released by the Genjitsu Stargazing Society. Earlier this year, the band put out the single, … Continue reading Noise pop band Washington Drama Club releases debut EP on cassette

Listen to joe-chu’s ethereal new song, “Astro Soul”

Having just moved to Australia from the Philippines, the enigmatic producer/guitarist joe-chu has barely adjusted, and yet here we are with a brand new single, planned as part of a future body of work. The song, "Astro Soul," features the musician finding their place in the world, with Josh Ebrada of Mrs. Fin contributing vocals … Continue reading Listen to joe-chu’s ethereal new song, “Astro Soul”