Cebuano rock titans Urbandub cement their place in the ever-evolving OPM soundscape as they commemorate 20 years of activities as a band. Formed in 2000, Urbandub is regarded as the "Giant Sound of the South” with their heavy, pedal-anchored riffs, heart-thumping beats, and lyrics that resonate with multiple generations of listeners, several of whom have gone on to form their own bands that rule the Pinoy music scene today. To celebrate the band’s incredible run, they have worked with Warner Music Philippines to bring their entire discography online.
Last August, the band released their debut album Birth on digital streaming platforms. Along with the digital release is a reimagined version of the said album called Rebirth. In an intimate press conference held in Cebu City, the band stated that Rebirth was their envisioned sound for the debut album when they started making music. Urbandub re-recorded the entire album at Tower of Doom, while the entire band produced the album alongside ToD's Eric Perlas, Macoy Manual, and Symoun Durias.
Fast forward to November 10, Urbandub’s critically-acclaimed sophomore breakthrough album Influence - packed with hits such as “Soul Searching”, “Sailing”, and the award-winning track “A New Tattoo”, was released on digital streaming platforms. Jett Galindo of Bakery LA breathed new life into the album by remastering all tracks, all in preparation for a vinyl release courtesy of Backspacer Records. The band will also hold a live show entitled 20 Years of Influence, celebrating their success as a band. The show will be on November 24, 2023 at 123 Block, Mandaluyong City. The show will also feature math rock group AOUI, and up-and-coming musician and wordsmith Totâ as supporting acts. Regular tickets for the show are PHP 1000, and VIP Tickets are PHP 5000 - including a commemorative shirt and a vinyl copy of the album. Tickets are available via Urbandub’s social media channels.
Two decades in an ever-changing musical landscape is no easy feat, yet Urbandub made it so easy to withstand the tides of the scene. The support from their fans- collectively known as Dubistas, means a lot to them. Their music truly is like a new tattoo - they stay permanent in our hearts and minds for more Filipinos to listen and rock out to.
Here are out Top 5 Urbandub Influence picks:
5). Fallen on Deaf Ears
The album's opening track brims with a large dose of pop-punk energy.
The desolation, sorrow and angst of this track permeate on every musical note and word:
A soulful good vibes beach song.
2). A New Tattoo
A modern love anthem that also touches this generation's body art culture.
1). Soul Searching
A song of mental anguish and desolation. Choose life.
Influence is now available on digital streaming platforms. Vinyl copies are available via Backspacer Records.
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