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Urbandub – Birth – 2001 Album

Urbandub’s debut album suffered distribution problems due to the lack of support from major record companies. Later in the year, their first single “Come” was released and accompanied with a music video funded by Sonic Boom productions. The following singles from the album included “Boy”, “Give”, and “Would You Go”. Although only a modest success at the time, the album managed to earn the band some degree of notoriety within Cebu City. Birth is raw and heavy, with obvious influences of Deftones and other experimental rock bands. Though the album’s production quality was rough, it emerged as a successor to the scene that dominated independent radio in the mid 1990.

Urbandub – Esoteric – 2013 Album

In 2013, the band released their sixth album (and most recent, before their last gig with the original line-up in 2015), spawned the single “Never Will I Forget” that according to frontman Gabby Alipe, dedicated to their fans (called Dubistas) that they invited some of their loyal fans to record the gang shout parts of the song.

Urbandub – The Apparition – 2010 Album

In 2009, after ending their contract with EMI, urbandub signed with a new label MCA MUSIC and released their fifth and most experimental album entitled “The Apparition”.

The writing took place again in Cebu, the band’s homecourt, with the band renting a house up the mountains and turning it into a home studio for 2 months. after which, they returned to Manila and recorded again in Tracks Studio with their Under Southern Lights producer Angee Rozul. The first few prints of the album included a cover of Depeche Mode’s song “Home”, which, along with their cover of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love”, exhibited the band’s eclectic taste in music. The first single off the album was the song “Gravity”, a song that carries the band’s trademark heavy riffing balanced with melodies and harmonies that are rarely found in Pinoy rock music.

Urbandub – Endless Concert – 2015 Album

Urbandub’s debut album suffered distribution problems due to the lack of support from major record companies. Later in the year, their first single “Come” was released and accompanied with a music video funded by Sonic Boom productions. The following singles from the album included “Boy”, “Give”, and “Would You Go”. Although only a modest success at the time, the album managed to earn the band some degree of notoriety within Cebu City. Birth is raw and heavy, with obvious influences of Deftones and other experimental rock bands. Though the album’s production quality was rough, it emerged as a successor to the scene that dominated independent radio in the mid 1990.

May 9, 2015 – From sunrise to sundown, the heat had a pulse of its own as it smothered the city as if to choke the life out of it. Even the breeze that day, in its minimal outbursts, exasperated the situation with nothing but more and more warmth. It was a typical summer day in Manila. By evening, however, things shifted to another dimension. At around 7pm, torrential rain suddenly started pouring around the city. The wind, as it swept ferociously, brought about an unusual chill. It was around that time, too, when another seemingly mind-boggling event was about to unfold.

Urbandub’s “Endless”, as their farewell concert was aptly called, was set to happen that night at the Metrotent. Right in the middle of April Fools’ Day, the band posted the cryptic announcement on their Facebook page, causing an unprecedented stir among Dubistas and the general public. There were doubts whether it was a bad joke even when the band had never pulled anything similar to it in recent memory. Unfortunately, it was far from it. As the members of Urbandub kept insisting in their interviews and based on everything that happened in the concert, it was the realest thing ever. It was farewell, and they were sending us off with one song to another, soundtrack after soundtrack, memory after memory, in the span of almost 2 hours.

Urbandub – Campfire Sessions (Live) – 2018 Album

Urbandub is a rock band from Cebu City, Philippines. Since its inception in 2000, the band’s line-up consisted of Gabby Alipe, John Dinopol, Lalay Lim, and JanJan Mendoza who joined in 2003.

Urbandub is the first indie band in the Philippines to release albums nationwide with the assistance of a major label. The label also featured Urbandub in a Pinoy rock compilation entitled “FULL VOLUME”, with a remake of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love”. The band recently garnered the attention of fans throughout Southeast Asia with a tour in Singapore.

The band posted on Facebook stating that they will be having their last concert with their original line-up on May 9, 2015. Bass guitarist and back-up vocalist Lalay Lim and drummer JanJan Mendoza left the band to prioritize their families afterwards.

In 2016, Alipe and Dinopol reunited to reform Urbandub (also dubbed as “Gab and John”) along with bass player Russ Manaloto and drummer Sam Saludsong. In 2018, Lim and Mendoza returned after a hiatus from the band.