So I went through the pile of CDs I had on hand and realized that some of the best local acts that released albums in 2012 played at Rockout Fridays, the (still ongoing) live band night at 7th High at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City.
Here’s a sampling:
Funk to make Karl Roy proud
The band whose members still shuttle from Batangas to gigs in the metro cites P.O.T., Incubus, Lamb of God and Jamiroquai among their influences. Stitching bits and pieces of those primal elements to fashion their own sound, Gayuma still comes through like acolytes of the late Karl Roy’s various incarnations in his lifetime.
It’s not exactly a bad thing because “Silaw,” which translates to momentary blindness, moves through a repertoire of hot funk, rock and roll and jazzy ballads on their own terms.
What’s more, the band displays lyrical finesse, equally at ease with biting political commentaries and long sad goodbyes.
Live, Gayuma, which roughly means charm, is a dance machine fueled by funkyRead More »from 3 indie gems worth (another) look