When asked what their first instrument was growing up, Jiesus nonchalantly answered, “my voice”, an answer that is mirrored by Tintin. In this emotionally-laden outfit, the soulful vocals of the band sits perfectly well with their heart-wrenching lyrics masked by noise so sweet resulting in songs so potent that they could freeze the listener in […]
“Cause I’m just a reel fixer…” Just hearing the first line to this song will make it difficult, if not impossible, for you to stop finishing it in its entirety. Awkward Dancer, a rag-tag crew originally organized in a hasty fashion as replacements for an open spot in a gig, seem to have found the golden formula to captivate the unwary listener. For a band that was formed in a span of just under a year they already have people singing the words to their songs in their live performances and (we have it on good authority) even inspired some of their audience to form their own band. Join us in the second episode of OUT OF TUNE as we further acquaint ourselves with JB, Jeremy, Cris99 and Luke (or Josh), the awkward souls that form Awkward Dancer.
The second of September gave us a treat in the form of Megumi Acorda playing in From Here, Crossroads. Equally a treat was the sonically-charged set of Folding Bed who played as one of the opening acts. Looking at the faces of and hearing the people talk after the event would prove that this four-piece brought down the house, figuratively speaking. When I decided to start a docuseries of the artists in the local subculture and indie scene, it was a no-brainer to invite them. I felt grateful that these noisemakers agreed to grace the first issue of the series. This is OUT OF TUNE, an interview series where we get to know better the bands that gave us the music that are oft ignored, who continue to battle it out in a hard-to-please music scene with hardly any reward, fueled by nothing other than their passion and love for the arts.
Ashtrays to Gaza’s “Surge of Blue” album is now available on CD digipak format. Ashtrays to Gaza hails from Carcar city, Cebu. It is the solo work of Jiesus from noisegrind duo, Discrustshea. Here’s the link to order via Shopee. Listen to the album: S҉ᵤᵣg█●fBLᵤ█ by ﾑ丂んｲ尺ﾑﾘ丂 ｲの ムﾑ乙ﾑ