Up Dharma Down
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|Up Dharma Down|
|Genres||Post rock, experimental rock, pop rock, shoegazing, electronic rock|
|Past members||Jeft Ignacio|
Up Dharma Down is a Filipino band that takes elements from different genres and combines them to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Many of their listeners have tried to categorise their music, but the best way to understand their music is to press play. Their discography contains three LPs, 2006's Fragmented, 2008's Bipolar and 2012's Capacities (all under independent record label Terno Recordings).
Mark Cole's BBC show tagged them as the Asian band to most likely cross over to North American shores, and has been featured in numerous regional shows together with bands such as Arcade Fire (Canada) and Bloc Party (UK).
Their eclectic music was enough to be featured in the July 2007 issue of Time Magazine.
In 2005, the band won the coveted In The Raw Award at the NU 107 Rock Awards as well as Best New Artist and Best Female Award for vocalist and keyboardist, Armi Millare, in 2006. In 2008, they were awarded Favorite Indie Artist at the Myx Music Awards.
- Armi Millare - keyboards, vocals (since 2004)
- Carlos Tanada - lead guitars, synthesizers (since 2004)
- Ean Mayor - drums, samplers (since 2004)
- Paul Yap - bass, synthesizers (since 2004)
- Fragmented (2006, Terno Recordings)
- Bipolar (2008, Terno Recordings)
- Capacities (2012, Terno Recordings)
- "Maybe" (from Fragmented)
- "Pag-Agos" (from Fragmented) played by the original Drummer:
- "Oo" (from Fragmented)
- "Hiwaga" (from Fragmented)
- "We Give In Sometimes" (from Fragmented)
- "Every First Second" (from Bipolar)
- "Sana" (from Bipolar)
- "Taya" (from Bipolar)
- "Turn It Well" (from Capacities)
- "Tadhana" (from Capacities)
- "Indak" (from Capacities)
- Hopia Mani Popcorn (The Best of Manila Sound) - "Bitin Sa'yo"
- Kami nAPO Muna Ulit (APO Hiking Society Tribute Album) - "Kaibigan"
- Today is T-shirt Day - "Malikmata (Side Sampler Remix)"
- Environmentally Sound: A Select Anthology of Songs Inspired by the Earth - "Maybe"
- "We Give In Sometimes" (from Fragmented)
- Ang Pamana (The Inheritance) - "Flicker"
- Mayohan - "Hiwaga [Acoustic Version]"
- Ilumina (TV Series) - "Tadhana"
- Sana Dati (Cinemalaya 2013) - "Indak"
- Coca-Cola Philippines 2006 - "Buhay Coke, Sarap Mo"
- Lipton Tea Philippines 2007 - "Clarity"
- Belo Philippines 2008 - "Taya"
- McDonald's Philippines 2008 - "Float Away"
- Globe Telecom Philippines 2014 - "New World"
- "Sana Dalawa Ang Puso Ko" - Bodjie Dasig
- "One on One" - Hall and Oates
- "Here Comes The Rain Again" - Eurythmics
- Globe Tatt Awards 2011 Indie Rocker Category
- AVIMA 2010 Best Female Vocalist
- AVIMA 2010 Best Video (Sana)
- AVIMA 2009 Best Female Vocalist
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2009 Artist of the Year
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2009 Album of the Year
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2009 Vocalist of the Year
- MYX MYX Music Awards 2008 Favorite Indie Artist
- NU 107 Rock 2005 In The Raw Award
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2006 Best New Artist
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2006 Best Female Award
- Yahoo Ph OMG 2011 "Coolest Band"
- Myx Music Awards 2008 Favorite Indie Artist
- Myx Music Awards 2007 Favorite Indie Artist
- MTV Video Music Awards 2006 Best Video For “Pag-Agos”
- MTV Video Music Awards 2006 Best New Artist
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2006 Vocalist of the Year
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2006 Guitarist of the Year
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2006 Bassist of the Year
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2006 Rising Sun Award
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2006 Song of the Year for "Oo"
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2006 Album of the Year "Fragmented"
- NU 107 Rock Awards 2006 Noel de Brackinghe, Sweetspot and Up dharma Down for Producer of the Year
- First Filipino Band to be featured in MTV's “Advanced Warning”, showcasing up-and-coming artists in the Asian region and worldwide.
- Featured in Mark Coles' BBC Radio Show as the "Manila band most likely to cross over to the lucrative Anglophone market of North America."
- Featured in July issue of Time Magazine
- Featured as one of Metromix USA's "Bands We Like"
- Up dharma Down official site
- Time Magazine Article
- Up dharma Down on Last.fm
- Official Twitter
- Official Facebook
- Official Myspace
- Official Fan Art Hub
- Metromix USA "Bands We Like"
|NU Rock Awards
Best New Artist