How else could I describe what these guys are doing other than it being a statement of love? Love for the music and their craft. Any and all rewards that Kubra Commander have reaped and will reap are very well-deserved. Their catchy Brit pop, psych rock, and new wave flavor will steadily flutter like a flag that beckons to everyone, proclaiming that here in this small island of Cebu is an act that will challenge the mainstream perception of what music should be acceptable and playable on Philippine airwaves and beyond. While they are extremely busy with their mini-bar tour to raise funds for their upcoming Manila tour, we are grateful that the band still found time to sit down with us and talk about their music, the scene, and other related (and not-so-related) topics.
Month: October 2023
When asked the question, “Are you guys aware of how good you are?” They jokingly answer, “You’re welcome”, as a comical response that seems to imply that they are doing the world a service by making their music. All jokes aside, people who have seen them live or heard their demos would certainly permit them this remark without judgment given the group’s unquestionable ability to create and deliver music that touches the soul. In this third instalment of Out of Tune, we take an unexpected trip with Hollywood Folk Hogan, the quartet whose captivating and unique sound helps them carve their own place in a scene that is usually occupied by fast, loud and aggressive acts, yet without strain commands the attention even of the most unwilling ears.