Another week means another set of discovering new releases on our OPM Disc!

Feeling a little adventurous? Today, we’re taking you on a detour from the mainstream and exploring the terrain of the “indieground” here in our own backyard for some new OPM artists we have yet to behold this March 2021.

Come join us on a joyride, cruisin’ to the beats, and jammin’ to the tunes of these OPM reppin’ breakthrough artists.

Rhodessa

Similar sound to: Clara Benin, Syd Hartha, Clairo

Filipino indie-pop rising artist Rhodessa has been making waves since the release of her cover of Join the Club classic, “Nobela” in 2019. Since then, she has branched out and settled quite nicely into her own nook in the OPM indie scene writing original songs and building her audience of like-minded chill song streamers.

 

Her song “Tell Me” not only showcases Rhodessa’s singing prowess but her talent in producing as well. Making her release all the more special and definitely worth stanning over.

 

Pugfish

Similar sound to: Passion Pit, The Ransom Collective, Dayglow, Boy Pablo

With such an eccentric mesh of instrumentalism in a single track, superb light and airy vocals from both vocalists, Pugfish may seem at first like the quintessential alt-pop-rock band. But listening to most of their discography made me quickly realize they’re much more than that label. Also, their songs align with a multitude of differently genre-d groups. There’s always something exciting to surprise you!

 

According to the band’s bio, they themselves consider their sound to be of quirky creative origins. Having any number of members and a multitude of musical collaborations can definitely either bring out the mess or the best in a group, for Pugfish, it’s definitely the latter. Absolutely stoked for more from these local legends.

 

Shane Garcia

Similar sound to: Keiko Necessario, Kina Grannis, Ingrid Michaelson

Even as an indie artist aspiring to break through the mainstream, Shane Garcia has already showcased enough of her immense talent that you’d consider her a total pro at first listen! Starting out as a Youtuber first, the Cebuana makes it an effort to get in touch with her fans not only in song but also in her lifestyle focusing mainly on fashion, beauty and every pretty thing in between.

 

Her first collaboration since her debut in 2020, “You make me better” featuring fellow Cebuano Amiel Aban is poised to become one of the most utilized wedding songs of our generation if not our time. The soulful young popstar has only begun to work on making her dreams happen and we’re definitely here for it!

 

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