oUr PeBoRiT PiNoY P!O!P!

Intro of sorts, this blog is just a look at the past, present & future of the assorted music released by bands & artists in the Philippines & the numerous ones based outside the motherland...from Rock, Reggae, Alternative, Folk, Indiepop, Electronica, New Wave, Goth, Punk, etc. Well, some did ask me, why do I have to call it POP...'my music is this and that and it's anything but' you might say...well, click here for the reason. Anyway, turn up the volume!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Smart, Brilliant Pop with The Dorques' EP!

I just got this new CDR-EP by a band called The Dorques that includes 5 tracks with a lot of Euro and indie influences. They kind of remind me of a lot of the new and great upcoming flavour of the month Brit bands, songs with bouncy beats and upbeat, boy-girl vocals and dance rock with just the right occasional jangle, pop hooks and twang. The band was only formed around late 2005, and so far they've had several personnel changes...but the songs in this release still remain consistently good. Although there's not much info regarding the band in their site, the songs in this EP speaks for itself, 3 english songs, one cool instrumental and the last song is in French which sounds like a lo-fi demo / practice version but you can hear a clear - studio copy through their MySpace page -- click here for more info on how to get this release and to listen to more of the band's songs!!).
The band members are Joff Cruz (guitars/vocals), Aimee Marcos (drums), Aless Tinio (vocals), Arnel (bass) and/or Pimee Ayala (guitars - not really sure is she played guitars on the songs on this release).

The Dorques - The Dorques
(CDR-EP/2006/Independently Released/PH)


1. Murasaki Blue
Waltzing Away
Sun Just Feels
4. Cretins & Prudes
5. Le Metronome


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At September 21, 2006 1:41 PM, Anonymous volume-addict said...

Wicked awesome music from these guys.

At September 22, 2006 6:18 AM, Anonymous Enrique said...

yup! i like their murasaki blues saka yung le metronome, such a very very naughty french song. have you read the article for the dorques in burn magazine?

gumawa rin ako last july ata yun ng mga links ng mga ilang indie band na nagustuhan ko over the net at isa sila sa nagustuhan ko.

At September 22, 2006 7:41 AM, Anonymous kat said...

love the dorques! they're fantastic! and you're right about the euro flavor.. but then it's inevitable. from what i know, two of them lived in europe - pimee and aless. (i knew pimee back in high school) i dunno bout the others though..

p.s. pimee also plays bass (she plays more of bass than guitar)


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