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since 2007




Years Active: 2004 to present

Genre: indie rock, synthpop, jazz fusion

Country: Philippines


Armi Millare (keyboards / vocals)
Carlos Taada (lead guitars / synthesizers)
Ean Mayor (drums / samplers)
Paul Yap (bass / synthesizers)

Artist Bio:

UDD, formerly known as Up Dharma Down, is a Filipino band formed in Manila in 2004. They released three albums thru 2012 with critical acclaim making their fourth album--self entitled UDD--an awaited offering lasting eight years for their long time followers. In 2005, the band won the coveted In the Raw Award at the NU 107 Rock Awards as well as Best New Artist and Best Female Award for vocalist and keyboardist, Armi Millare, in 2006. In 2008, they were awarded Favorite Indie Artist at the Myx Music Awards. Mark Coles' BBC show tagged them as the Asian band to most likely cross over to North American shores, and has been featured in numerous regional shows together with bands such as Arcade Fire (Canada) and Bloc Party (UK). The band has opened for acts such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Bloc Party, The XX, Tegan and Sara, Tahiti 80, and Cut Copy. The band officially renamed to its initials UDD on January 1, 2017.[Read More]