The newest and must have OPM playlist to add to your library!! Read about the artists in this mix

To all the music buffs out there, this is a must have OPM playlist to add to your library. Especially if you want to look for good music outside the mainstream, you will love "NEW MUSIC OPM ALTERNATIVE". I personally handpicked these songs and sifted through Spotify to find these gems. All released in 2020, let's go and support our local artists by saving and sharing this playlist.


Mad Love Misery

Mad Love Misery is a Filipino rock band formed in 1996 in Manila. Founded by singer-guitarist’s Jimi Boehnert and Paolo Confiado.Now joined by drummer Herbert Gatchalian, and bassist Chris Rubis. Beginning as a studio collaboration, the group has since evolved into a live act. With music incorporating a mix of alternative, punk, and riff-oriented heavy rock.

Keane Trinity

Keane Trinity is a Funk Rock trio brainchild. The group started out in October 2017 and has been making music ever since.

The word Trinity was chosen because having just a guitar, bass, and drums are capable of making music distinctively.

Keane Ong on vocals and guitar, along with my constant sessionists, Gerard De Dios on bass, and Gerome Reyes on drums consists the Trinity.

The main theme for Keane Trinity's songs revolve around politics, insecurities, vices, religion, mental problems, and many other more that doesn't consist of sunshine nor rainbows.

A variety of influences that inspired this form of art include The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Rico Blanco, Oasis, and many more.

"Guilt Stricken" and "By My Side" by Carmina Topacio

Carmina Topacio Singer-Songwriter and Independent Artist from Manila. She also plays the piano and guitar. At the age of 17, she started her own Youtube Channel and posted acoustic covers and original songs. Her most popular post was her cover of "Afterlife" by Avenged Sevenfold which has over 3m views and her most popular original song is "I don't want to love another". From Youtube, she recently ventured out to Spotify and released 2 new original songs "By My Side" and "Guilt Stricken".

Empty Canvas

The Butuan City-based band, empty Canvas got its name from a painter's point of view that an empty canvas will be worthless without a painter. The band believes that without the maker of music they will just be a group of men tinkering with musical instruments not making anything of value.

Violet Aurora

Violet Aurora is a Manila-based duo composed of Kath and Moss. The duo's friendship was built on their shared love for music, matcha, the color purple, and the norther lights. They formed the band in 2018, as fans of each other's musical capabilities. Recording from their homes miles apart, they created music that is a true expression of themselves. Their debut EP, New City Streets, was released on December 2019. It is a collection of their own stories told through their eclectic musical influences. It was a musical journey for the duo that ultimately led to their distinct indie pop rock sound with no boundaries. They've just released their single "Somewhere Brighter" which is from their first full-length album set to drop sometime in 2021.

Olympia Maru

Taking elements from shoegaze, psychedlia, and classic rock, Olympia Maru weaves together loose and sprawling sonice cocktails heavily drenched in fuzz and reverb, fittingly reflecting the emotions brought about by significant life changes experienced in the haze of recent years, getting older, settling down, and raising offspring.

Nik Abat

Nik is an Engineer, an Indie Artist, and a Music Producer. He fell in love with Music when he learned how to play the guitar and started to write songs when he was 11. He sings and plays all the instruments on all the tracks he produces. His music revolves around the Alternative/Indie genre (slightly favoring a more "movie soundtrack" vibe, with the occasional ambient sounds, synths, and screams/growls on the side), mixed with new elements as he loves to experiment with sound. He wears a mask and never shows his face to his audience, as he believes that you need not a face to make a difference.

"Ikot" by Molay

Molay is a Filipino alternative rock band from the heart of Metro Manila and was formed back in the year 2016. Their name is derives from their membership in an international organization both in the Philippines and around the world. The five-piece band now has 4 singles, with another one in the works.

"Architect of Dreams" by Kremesoda

Kremesoda's music had always varied in influence, ranging from sounds of brit-pop, rock, and homegrown Pinoy Music , but they dominantly classify themselves under the genre of alternative rock. Their songs consistently recolved around the themes of adolescent love, unsaid thoughts, heartbreak, however, continue to evolve and mature as they grow up.

"Paalam, Maynila" and "Madla" by Chinita Phenomenon

"This 5-piece rock band is one of the many offshoots of a music org from UP Pampanga. After writing a song that their friends didn't hate, they simply decided to write more. And now here we are with a full EP titled 'Everyday Struggle'" - Chinita Phenomenon

Bryan Estepa

Bryan Estepa is an Australian Singer-songwriter who has been part of the Australian independent music scene for over 20 years. He released 6 critically acclaimed studio albums and undertaken several successful tours through Australia, Europe, USA, and the Philippines. Bryan has once been labelled as one of 'Sydney's best kept secretes' and continues to create and release music through his current record label, Lilystars Records.

Seedy and the Years

An indie pop alternative band from Manila and California whose music is inspired by many genres from different eras, presented by kids who grew up in the '90s

The Charmes

"A garage-rock/post-punk band formed late 2006. Their song 'Leave the Lights off' garnered respectable radio airplay and was declared NU 107.5 'Red Horse Standout Track' for 3 consecutive weeks and was also featured in Tokyo, Japan for Radio Enkai Indies Tokyo and had been featured on the British Station BBC. Another track "Turn You on" was also featured in Chicago via WHPK 88.5 FM through their 'Chicago is the world' segment."


At the summer of 2018, two classmates from UST, Migui Pancho and Jethro Espanol formed a new band as their old band dissolved. Migui taking up vocal and rythm guitar duties while Jethro took on the lead guitar. They started jamming at a nearby studio in UST. A friend recommended Mel Tomayao III to be their drummer. Struggling to find a bassist, Migui contacted old friend Manny Atoy Jr. Jamming and recording demos, came in a shock when Jethro expressed his desire to leave the band in mid May of 2018. The remaining 3 members decided to continue and the trio played their first gig on June. By August, 2 members joined in Raphael Villa and Enzo Advincula. Undercovers released their first single "You're all I see" on July 2019 and been playing shows and gigs ever since. "We are UNDERCOVERS. A young indie rock band from Manila. we play about life, love, friendship, laughter, society, and all."