Out of all the bands that have popped up over recent years, a lot of young bands have garnered the attention of listeners and critics alike. One such band is Oh Flamingo!. And just like their contemporaries Ourselves the Elves, Oh Flamingo! is a young band that has established a following with their work ethic, their social media savvy (as evidenced by their “Birdwatching” video blog series), their keen sense of musicality and their songwriting chops.
Comprised of Howard Luistro, Billie dela Paz, Pappu de Leon, and Fries Bersales, the band has its roots firmly planted in the UP Music Circle which is known for its collection of amazing musicians and even more amazing songwriters. While the band has only been around for a couple of years, they have proven to be hard workers. Playing shows non-stop, and honing their chops and their on-stage chemistry by playing gigs all around the metro.
And it’s clear that the band’s hard work is paying off. They have recently released an EP, which was well-received by critics. They have also managed to break Route 196’s record for number of people in attendance during the record’s release party. Not only that, they have also recently signed with indie label Wide Eyed Records, joining the ranks of such bands as Ang Bandang Shirley, Halik Ni Gringo, The Strangeness, We Are Imaginary, and Rusty Machines.
2015 has been a great year for Oh Flamingo!, so to celebrate, we will be featuring them as our artist for the month of December. Expect our review of their debut EP as well as several more features in the following weeks. In the meantime, watch the video for the band’s breakout single “June” below!