Up Dharma Down
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Up Dharma Down

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Dec
26
Up Dharma Down @ Magnet bonifacio High St

Taguig, Not Applicable, Philippines

Taguig, Not Applicable, Philippines

Dec
19
Up Dharma Down @ SAguijo

Makati, Not Applicable, Philippines

Makati, Not Applicable, Philippines

Dec
18
Up Dharma Down @ UP Sunken Garden

Quezon City, Not Applicable, Philippines

Quezon City, Not Applicable, Philippines

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Music

Press


"My Favorite group. Beautiful, victorious, elegant, muscular music"
Paul Buchanan
(The Blue Nile)

"Bringing together an intense and original combination of styles and influences and blessed with the beguiling voice of Armi Millare, with any justice, Up Dharma Down are a hit waiting to happen"
Tim Bowness
( No-Man ) - themselves


A band emerges form Manila's circuit with a sound both thought provoking and intense. - TIME magazine


One of the new bands to emerge this year you REALLY have to LISTEN to. - Meg magazine


Discography

singles:1. Maybe, 2.Pag Agos, 3. OO, 4. Every First Second, 5. Taya, 6.Sana, 7. Silid

Albums: Fragmented(2006) Bipolar(2008)

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Bio

Our group got its name from the concept that states that everything in existence is connected no matter how diverse they are. Having rather dissimilar musical influences that have resulted in a dynamic sound that still meets halfway as it appeals to a certain group of listeners almost everywhere. We have combined our love for rock, post-rock , electronic music and to some degree,soul due to Armi's vocal stylings. We're influenced by such artists as Jill Scott, Robert Plant, The Blue Nile,David Sylvian, Telefon Tel Aviv, Portishead,Halloween Alaska,Prefab Sprout and even movie soundtrack composers, to name only a few on our list of music heroes.
Since departing other bands, the we, the 4 members, individually have made a subconcious merge of a tangled-up, smacked down groove that has remained unnamed. "Uncategorizable" and enigmatic. Our band, Up Dharma Down, whom fans and industry insiders alike have described as Eryka Badu meets Zero 7 meets The Album Leaf, has become a Philippine household name with our debut album Fragmented. It was an immediate Tower Records/M1 chain bestseller and continues to enjoy brisk sales. Our second and latest album Bipolar won "Album of The Year " in the country's only Rock Awards this year. We also won "Artist of The Year 09" and Armi won"Vocalist of The Year 09". She has also won "best female vocalist' for the Malaysian Indie Awards. From the beginning in 05' we won In the Raw Award ,again at the same Rock Awards, then in 06 we grabbed, Best New Artist, several of our videos got nominated in MTV Awards Philippines. We also won "Favorite Indie band" in another music channel awards in 08.

We are also current brand ambassadors for Puma.

Having been identified by the prestigious BBC as the local band most likely to break into the international market, hopefully, we get to reach more markets outside of Asia.

AWARDS:
2005 In The Raw Award, NU107 Rock Awards
2006 Best New Female Icon (Armi Millare), NU107 Rock Awards
2006 Best New Artist, NU107 Rock Awards
2008 Favorite Indie Artist, MYX
2009 Best Overall Female Vocalist (Armi Millare), AVIMA
2009 Vocalist of the Year (Armi Millare), NU107 Rock Awards
2009 Album of the Year (Bipolar) NU107 Rock Awards
2009 Artist of the Year, NU107 Rock Awards

We were also featured in TIME asia in 07 on how a non- totally mainstream band have made waves in the Philippines and neighboring Asian countries and have a growing following from all over the world considering we're on an independent label(Terno Recordings)