With a rock solid local following and a string of chart-topping hits, Filipino rock band Chicosci is currently conquering Asia as they further gain ground in the regional music scene. Having already toured in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, the band recently wrapped up a show last February in Hong Kong with post-hardcore legends, Glassjaw. Being huge fans of the New York-based band, the boys describe the opportunity of a lifetime. Asked about their experience, vocalist Miggy Chavez muses in disbelief, “Not in a million years did we think we’d be opening for our heroes. It was never on our ‘to-do list’ because we always thought it wouldn’t be possible.”
Aside from Glassjaw, Chicosci has also opened for other popular international acts like Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte and Thursday. In a recent show in Manila, Saosin vocalist Cove Reber got a chance to hear Chicosci’s music and responded in recent tweet, saying “Listening to (Typecast) and Chicosci. I miss those dudes. Manila support your scene! Everyone else, these bands rule.”
Your browser may not support display of this image. If these aren’t enough, Chicosci’s first single off of their latest release—Fly Black Hearts—has recently been named the “Favorite Rock Video” at the 2010 MYX Music Awards. The video, helmed by the visually driven style of director Pancho Esguerra, was said to have made a good impression on another foreign musician: MAE vocalist, Dave Elkins.
With all the acclaim Chicosci has been receiving here and abroad, it’s no surprise that the band is more pumped than ever to make 2010 another significant year. From the recent release of their second video for the single, “Breathe Again,” to beginning yet another nationwide tour, Chicosci shows no sign of slowing down. And that, they say, is a promise—wherever you are.
Grab a copy of their latest album “FLY BLACK HEARTS” under MCA music available in all major record bars nationwide. To download the ringback tone of DIAMOND SHOTGUN, key in the code DIAMONDSHOTGUN and send to 2728 for Smart Subscribers, and the code KE783 and send to 2332 for Globe Subscribers. To download the ringback tone of their current single BREATHE AGAIN, text the code AGAIN and send to 2728 for Smart subscribers, or the code KF821 and send to 2332 for Globe Subscribers. FLY BLACK HEARTS is released exclusively under MCA Music Inc.