Kubra Commander is a five-piece rock band based in Cebu City, Philippines with Bobbi Olvido on vocals and guitars, Joko Nozawa on guitars, Jah Acab on bass, Lynel Sucalit on synth, and Tim Williams on drums. Their major influences are The Smiths, Johnny Marr, The Brian Jonestown, Massacre, Tame Impala, The Stone Roses, and Oasis producing a fusion of the sounds indie rock and psychedelic rock. The band initially was created as a solo project of Bobbi Olvido in 2016 and eventually became a full band in 2018.
The band, having released songs starting 2018 under Melt Records, has signed under Lilystars Records along with the release of another single titled ‘The Now’ on October 14, 2020. True to their musical identity, ‘The Now’ gives off a danceable post punk feel with its ’80s pop synths and strong rousing chorus tunes. The single serves as a teaser to their upcoming new album called ‘Rhythm Tourists’ which they will be releasing in 2021.