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MNTKLYA for Music Dive

November 20, 2019 Feather Casilan

Whether you’re part of the Butter Army or a new listener, you should all stay tuned for the music of MNTKLYA and get to know them through Music Dive now!

MNTKLYA is a 5-piece up and coming band hailing from South. After Sir Monty took them under his wing in his label management, Yellow Room Music PH, the band has been able to push out their music and showcase their talents in the local music scene.

The band is composed of Jvee Villena (vocalist), Emannuel Ramos (lead guitarist), Choi Barlis (rhythm guitarist), Rayna Dane Dela Cruz (bassist), and Popo Cagubcub (drums). Although young and fresh in the scene, the members have the skill to etch their music in the hearts of the audience whenever they perform.

“MNTKLYA” stemmed from the question on what is the Tagalog word for “butter”. And from there, their band name was formed. Getting to know each other through a battle of the band, the members decided to form their own. Their songs are usually filled with heartbreaks and #hugot, but their goal when playing their music is to induce any kind of emotion from their listeners.

Based on their experiences, MNTKLYA advises aspiring artists out there is to remember that criticism is part of growing. Not everyone would love you and your music, but just keep on doing what you do best. Watch the interview above to learn more about them!

And of course, what’s Music Dive without a fun game, right? Have fun watching the members of MNTKLYA goof around as they play “Guess the song with a twist” here:

Music Dive performance

If you’re a MNTKLYA listener, then I’m pretty sure you know their heartbreaking song ‘Buhos‘. And if you do, then I’m positive most of you guys were able to relate to it! But for their Music Dive performance, MNTKLYA graced us by performing their newest release, another song that you should add to your hugot playlist—here’s a stripped-down version of ‘I Love You Sabay Bawi’!

Ouch, huh?

That’s not all though! Because here’s another treat from us as MNTKLYA performs their unreleased single entitled ‘Kung Pwede Lang’!

MNTKLYA is just starting and there’s more to see from this promising 5-piece band. I just can’t wait for their next releases! So if I were you, do listen to their songs on Spotify and stay tuned to what’s in store for them especially with a new year around the corner.

Open in Spotify

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