Back to the future: Up Dharma Down’s ‘Capacities’

Back to the future: Up Dharma Down’s ‘Capacities’

Up Dharma Down’s newly released third album “Capacities”  shows us what the band will be showing us along the way. Third albums are notoriously hard to make.” So said Billy Bragg in a recent interview on the BBC about his…

Up Dharma Down begins something new with third album, 'Capacities'

Up Dharma Down begins something new with third album, ‘Capacities’

It’s been four years, but Up Dharma Down has finally come out with Capacities, their much-awaited third album after the award-winning, critically acclaimed Fragmented and Bipolar. The album has a distinct 80s vibe, which vocalist Armi Millare admitted was a big influence in the…

UP DHARMA DOWN FT. PAUL BUCHANAN: “FEELINGS”

UP DHARMA DOWN FT. PAUL BUCHANAN: “FEELINGS”

Photograph by Richard Campbell Ecstatic about the recent release of their Capacities album, I was even more thrilled as Up Dharma Down‘s track “Feelings” played on, full-blast on my stereo. The song’s first line greets you with a pleasantly raspy voice, whose letting…

Up Dharma Down tests its ‘Capacities’

Up Dharma Down tests its ‘Capacities’

It took the band Up Dharma Down four years to release its new album, “Capacities.” But it gained immeasurable affirmation when its loyal fans cheered wildly while hearing the new songs played live at One Esplanade recently. “It gets me…

POC.net: A study in restraint and refinement

POC.net: A study in restraint and refinement

When Capacities came out in 2012, it seemed like the hype surrounding the album was threatening to overshadow the actual merits of Up Dharma Down’s long awaited third release. The focus was on the fact that it took the band four years…

ABS-CBN: Up Dharma Down Swoons

ABS-CBN: Up Dharma Down Swoons

The four piece ensemble was once critically acclaimed by no less than Time Magazine to be one of the top five Filipino acts with international market potentials. That rave was made based on Up Dharma Down’s excellent debut for Pinoy…

On the Spot: Up Dharma Down

On the Spot: Up Dharma Down

Call him biased—he does manage the band, after all—but Toti Dalmacion, indie rock impresario and owner of Terno Recordings, thinks that Up Dharma Down is the global face of today’s Pinoy music. “They have a global sound. They represent what…

The Guidon: Katipunan’s singles of the year

The Guidon: Katipunan’s singles of the year

Our number one single of the year, Up Dharma Down’s “Turn It Well” is vaguely reminiscent of M83 as the band takes on a more upbeat, yet at the same time, vocally subdued turn. Here, lead singer Armi Millare allows…