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UPCOMING RELEASE: A Preview Of “Ravager” by Them Bloody Royals

March 1, 2019

Christine Mazur


Ravager by Them Bloody Royals. Out on March 15. Cover Art by Alexis Sarmiento.

Though the first precise drum beats suggest this could be another Song 2 by Blur, a discordant jangling guitar bites through announcing 80’s New Wave clarity along with articulate vocals uncannily similar to The Cure’s Robert Smith. The tale told by “Ravager” by Them Bloody Royals jumps right into the midst of action, one of escape from attack. With the chorus, this story-song breaks into messy 90’s grunge, its danceable angst defining a new generation that won’t sit still and let the world pass by.

Them Bloody Royals

Them Bloody Royals. From L-R: Jiggers Vergel De Dios, JT Flameño, Sib Sibulo, Diego Beltran, Alexis Sarmiento. Photo by Ray Piedra.

Them Bloody Royals is the reincarnation of the Filipino indie pop/alternative rock outfit The Royal (active from 2011-2018) and is fronted by Sib Sibulo, a former TV Host and MTV Philippines VJ (2007-2010) while the rest of the members hail from different groups such as The Charmes, Plane Divides The Sky, The Out Of Body Special, and Boy Elroy. Their music is reminiscent of British bands of the past and the present ranging from jangle-pop to 80’s inspired synth-pop and 90s Britpop.

To celebrate the release of their debut single, a public launch gig is scheduled on March 14, 2019 at Route 196 together with The Camerawalls, Bird, and July XIV.

Listen to a 30 second preview of “Ravager”

The single drops on March 14 exclusively on Spotify and will be available in other digital stores worldwide on March 15 which is the official release date. Pre-Order on iTunes HERE.

Them Bloody Royals are: Sib Sibulo (vox), Diego Beltran (Keyboards), Jiggers Vergel De Dios (bass), Alexis Sarmiento (Guitars), JT Flameño (Drums).

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‘No Ordinary’ – A New Single by Bryan Estepa

September 21, 2018


Bryan Estepa is an Australian Singer-songwriter (born in the Philippines) who has been part of the Australian independent music scene for over 20 years. Estepa has released 5 critically acclaimed studio albums and undertaken several successful tours through Australia, Europe, USA and The Philippines. Bryan has once been labeled one of ‘Sydney’s best kept secrets’ and continues to create and release music through Lilystars.

Bryan Estepa is still making music after 20 years.

‘No Ordinary’ is Estepa’s brand new single which features his long time band members Dave Hatt (Guitars), Brian Crouch (Keys), Dave Keys (Bass) and Russell Crawford (Drums). A true slice of classic guitar pop in the same melodic world of Cheap Trick, The Cars & early Beatles.

Single Cover Art by Talk.Ink

Listen to ‘NO ORDINARY’ on SPOTIFY / Buy on iTunes | Bandcamp

Single Release Tour
21st September – Marrickville Bowling Club, MARRICKVILLE
5th October – Factory Floor, ENMORE
6th October – The Reverence Hotel, FOOTSCRAY

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