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The Gentle Isolation “Alone For A While” Out Today

May 10, 2019

Clementine

Bulacan-based indie/twee pop band The Gentle Isolation took their sweet time (almost 9 years!) before releasing new music today. “Alone For A While” is wonderful pop tune that sounds utterly timeless and harkens the great indie pop/new wave era of the 80s and 90s. Trademark jangle guitars with lush instrumentations of strings and horns by the author Monch Cristobal makes a heavenly bed for Ness Urian’s gentle vocals.

Listen on Spotify or Apple Music and add on your summer playlist!

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“Alone For A While” will be the first promotional track for their upcoming album. In the meantime, you can still enjoy their 2010 EP “It Started With An April Shower.”

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Indie Pop Revisionists The Camerawalls Rise “Above the Weather” with Music Museum Concert

February 1, 2017

Christine Mazur

Lilystars Records proudly presents “Above the Weather,” the first major concert of The Camerawalls after a four-year hiatus. Backed by the strength and beauty of a 16-piece string orchestra, the thought-provoking melodies of indie pop revisionists The Camerawalls will fill the Music Museum on March 15, 2017.

THE CAMERAWALLS - Above The Weather

Illustration and Design by Justine Basa.

Eventbrite - THE CAMERAWALLS: Above The Weather

Formed in Manila, Philippines in 2007, The Camerawalls served as the flagship band of Manila-based indie label Lilystars Records. The Camerawalls’ debut album “Pocket Guide To The Otherworld” was released in July 2008, followed by the release of digital single, “The Sight Of Love,” the EP “Bread and Circuses” in 2010, and the single “Wanderlust” in 2012.

All these releases garnered favorable reviews, with “Pocket Guide To The Otherworld” meeting with such critical success that demand continued for years after the initial print run of the CDs sold out. Finally, Lilystars produced and released a remastered version in December 2016, now available in both Digital and CD format.

The Camerawalls 2017

The Camerawalls from L-R: Bach Rudica, Clementine, Venj Gatmaitan and Law Santiago. Photo (c) Angelo Maniquis.

The Camerawalls’ sound is characterized by a lyricism and melodic sensibility largely shaped by singer-songwriter and guitarist Clem Castro or simply known as Clementine, together with his fellow former Orange and Lemons bandmate, bassist Law Santiago, and other Bulacan-based musicians including drummer Bach Rudica, who also serves as drummer for indie pop band The Gentle Isolation and guitarist Venj Gatmaitan, who collaborated as bassist for Clementine’s critically acclaimed solo act, Dragonfly Collector.


Pocket Guide To The Otherworld – The Camerawalls (2016 Remastered Version)


The current members all share similar influences, such as The Beatles, The Smiths, XTC, Belle & Sebastian, The Pale Fountains, The Lightning Seeds, The Stone Roses among others. Clementine describes his songwriting as being inspired by poetry, life experiences, The Beatles and The Smiths.

At the concert, guests will be sure to hear all The Camerawalls’ most beloved songs, plus perhaps something new. The band intends to record and release new single in February, with plans for tour legs in Baguio, Cebu and Davao.

Bryan Estepa

Fil-Oz singer-songwriter Bryan Estepa.

Special guest Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter Bryan Estepa returns to the country of his birth to join in the celebration. Bryan Estepa’s gentle voice and bright melodies have the power to lift the heaviest heart with songs both light and introspective in his fifth album ‘Every Little Thing,’ released in the Philippines in April, 2016. Based in Sydney, Australia, Estepa’s musical roots in Quezon City, Philippines, shine through in his Beach Boys/ The Beatles/ Wilco – influenced sound. His strongest feat of songwriting to date, ‘Every Little Thing’ holds appeal for lovers of thoughtful lyrics, memorable melodies and satisfying harmonies.


Every Little Thing – Bryan Estepa & The Tempe Two


THE CAMERAWALLS: ABOVE THE WEATHER is presented by Lilystars Records and sponsored in part by JAM 88.3, Loyal Clothing, Sonic State Audio, Jorge’s Portrait Studio, Ophelia & Co., Pinoytuner, Bandwagon Philippines, Rufo’s Famous Tapa, Uber and Aliya Surf Camp.

Balcony, Orchestra (Side & Center) and VIP tickets are priced at P1,000, P1500, P2,000 and P2,800 respectively. For reservations and inquiries contact 09987900125 or 09053849495. Discounted early bird tickets are available online at http://thecamerawalls.eventbrite.com/