Up Dharma Down
Up Dharma Down is a Filipino band that takes elements from different genres and combines them to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Their discography contains three LPs, 2006's Fragmented, 2008's Bipolar and 2012's Capacities (all under independent record label Terno Recordings). Mark Cole's BBC show tagged them as the Asian band to most likely cross over to North American shores, and has been featured in numerous regional shows together with bands such as Arcade Fire (Canada) and Bloc Party (UK). Their eclectic music was enough to be featured in the July 2007 issue of Time magazine. They have also been recognized by Paul Buchanan of The Blue Nile, Curt Smith of Tears for Fears and Tim Bowness of No-Man. In 2005, the band won the coveted In the Raw Award at the NU 107 Rock Awards as well as Best New Artist and Best Female Award for vocalist and keyboardist, Armi Millare, in 2006. In 2008, they were awarded Favorite Indie Artist at the Myx Music Awards. The band has opened for acts such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Bloc Party, The XX, Tegan and Sara, Tahiti 80, and Cut Copy. In 2014, the band released a Japanese version of their song Luna.