WATCH: 5 PH indie musicians to check out

MANILA, Philippines – The burgeoning independent music scene in the Philippines has never been this varied, says music enthusiast Russ Davis.  

Davis, who also hosts and produces the show Fresh Filter on FM radio station Jam 88.3, gives Rappler the lowdown on the rising stars of the indie scene, and who are worth checking out.

Here are 5 of the many promising artists that Davis recommends, and all of them are featured in the first volume of Fresh Filter's vinyl compilation. If you're looking for something new – and something homegrown – the social media accounts of the artists can be found below:

A Problem Like Maria


Bullet Dumas

Library Kids

Ourselves The Elves

Davis promises they are worth your while. –



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