Music: Alternative Rock
When I did the virtual interview of Mistula more than five years ago, a band member in the form of a doll entertained me. Literally, a doll. The doll responds to the name Lugosi, drummer and lyricist. The rest of the members are Manx Minuet (guitars and lead vocals), Lobo (rhythm guitars), and Uno (bass and vocals). The tribute band may not look real like any other Filipino band, but what it stands for is realistic. Mistula's core is based on thought-provoking poetry and it's what endears its loyal fans to the band. It may generally subsist online, but there is a tribute band that plays for them if we, human beings, choose to see something live. The band members’ influences include Mutiny, Dahong Palay, Backdraft and countless of nameless bands that helped in the resurgence of Pinoy rock in the new millenium.
Mistula continues to cross barriers of self-expression with its music, style, and art brand.
By Karl Ace
Article was originally featured on Definitely Filipino.
Image courtesy of Mistula.com.
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+ Manx Mineuet (lead guitars and vocals)
+ Lugosi (drums)
+ Lobo (rhythm guitars)
+ Uno (bass and vocals)
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