Kamikazee

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This article is about the Filipino rock band. For their debut album, see Kamikazee (album). For the suicide attack, see Kamikaze.
Kamikazee
Origin Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Genres OPM / Pinoy rock
Hardcore punk (early material)
Alternative rock
Punk rock
Pop punk
Hard rock
Years active 2000–present
Labels Universal Records Philippines
Associated acts Parokya ni Edgar
Hilera
Typecast
Concrete Sam
Talata
Gloc 9
Members Jay Contreras
Jomal Linao
Led Tuyay
Puto Astete
Bords Burdeos

Kamikazee is a Filipino pop punk band formed in 2000. The band is composed of Jay Contreras, Jomal Linao, Led Tuyay, Puto Astete and Bords Burdeos.

History[edit]

The band is composed of five members who met in college at the College of Fine Arts of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Kamikazee's early gigs were mostly on-campus events in UP Diliman like the annual UP Fair. Before they were signed to a major label, they went by the name "Kamikazee Cornflakes", eventually shortened to the current name "Kamikazee" for easier memory. Their early shows included renditions of the songs "Mmm Sarap", "Tsinelas", a cover of Ariel Rivera's "Sana Kahit Minsan", and Britney Spears' Lucky. Their live performances have since been known for using expletives, sexually suggestive dances, and references to genitalia.

Kamikazee released their first album in 2002. The album's carrier single was a heavy cover version of Britney Spears' "Lucky". Other notable songs include "Girlfriend", "Ung Tagalog", "Tsinelas" and their cover of Ariel Rivera's "Sana Kahit Minsan". In 2005, the band released "Chiksilog" as part of the compilation album Rok On! and in 2006, they released their second album, Maharot. The carrier single of the album was "Narda", which is about the fictional Filipina heroine Darna. "Narda" was a popular hit in 2006, and gained constant radio airplay in the same year, eventually becoming the band's signature song. The song was inspired by GMA Network's primetime show Darna which starred Angel Locsin. Later in 2009, "Narda" was used for GMA Network's primetime show Darna with Marian Rivera playing the title role.

The band maintains close ties with another popular Filipino band, Parokya ni Edgar (PNE). Chito Miranda, PNE's vocalist, met the band members in college. In concert events with Parokya ni Edgar in the line-up, one band's singer would normally jam with the other band. During Parokya ni Edgar's live sessions, Contreras frequently joined Miranda in performing songs such as "Okatokat", "Chikinini" and "The Yes Yes Show." In 2005, Contreras provided back-up vocals for PNE's hit song "The Order Taker" while co-member Linao provided lead guitar. In turn, Kaye Abad, Miranda's former girlfriend, provided back-up vocals for Kamikazee's song "Martyr Nyebera". Jay later married Kaye Abad's sister, Sarah, on February 12, 2009 at Paco Park.

Kamikazee's 3rd Album "Long Time Noisy" took the band three years to put together as the band balanced out their tough schedules. The album was recorded at Tower of Doom Studios with producer Eric Perlas. "Unang Tikim," one of the album's singles, was used in the TV Ad of RC Cola in 2011.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album
2002 Kamikazee
2006 Maharot
2009 Long Time Noisy
2012 Romantico

Collaboration albums[edit]

  • Supersize Rock (Warner Music Philippines, 2004)
  • Kami nAPO muna (Universal Records, 2006)
  • The Biggest OPM Hits Of The Year SUPER (Universal Records, 2006)
  • Rok On (Viva Records, 2005)
  • Pinoy Ako 2 (Star Records, 2005)
  • Palabas: The Best Of OPM TV & Movie Themes (Universal Records, 2006)
  • Kami nAPO muna ulit (Universal Records, 2007)
  • Another Biggest OPM Hits Of The Year SUPER 2 (Universal Records, 2007)
  • Astig...The Biggest Band Hits (Universal Records, 2008)

Singles[edit]

  • From The Album Maharot (2006)
    • "Ambisyoso"
    • "Narda"
    • "Martyr Nyebera"
    • "Seksi Seksi"
    • "Director's Cut"
  • From The Album Long Time Noisy (2009)
    • "Wala"
    • "Hanggang Tingin"
    • "Unang Tikim"
    • "Alay"
    • "Meron Akong Ano"
  • From The Album Romantico (2012)
    • "Halik"
    • "Tagpuan"
    • "Huling Sayaw" Feat. Kyla
    • "Wo-Oh"
    • "Tamis"
    • "Kislap"

Other singles[edit]

  • Theme Song for First Day High Movie
    • "First Day High"
  • From The Album Kami nAPO Muna (2006)
    • "Doo Bidoo" – No. 1 Philippines (3 weeks)
  • From The Album ROK ON (Philippine Ragnarok Online Soundtrack - kasuchan)
    • "Chicksilog"

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