Photo by Bubuy Balangue

Even though I first saw Indios performing at 70s Bistro, I first met the guys when they went to Wharf Galley in July 2011 to do a gig. I still say to this day that that was one of my favorite gigs at Wharf. The guys are so down-to-earth and really cool to be with. We didn’t get to hang out much with brothers Victor and Franklin because they had to go to Albay to attend a relative’s wedding the next day. The brothers arrived by plane while the rest of the band arrived by bus. The brothers also left right after the gig with other family members while PJ, Japs and their road manager Marvin stayed to hang out. It was one of the most laid-back gigs we’ve ever had.

Band: Indios
Genre: Alternative rock, Arena rock, Pop rock
Hometown: Metro Manila
Record Label: None (Indie)
Victor Christian Asuncion -vox/guitars/keys
Franklin Joven Asuncion -bass/vocals
Paul John Corpuz -guitars/vocals
Japs Reyes -drums
I. The songs came when Indios was just an idea.

N. Victor next created a demo CD (“Minor Fall, Major Lift”), which was to be used to get Victor into the Rivermaya auditions, wherein he was one of the finalists.

D. INDIOS was born on the second of February of 2008 with long-time friend, Paul.

I. Then came the limited EP “INDIOS: For the Sake of the Planet,” which sold like ice cream on a summer’s day.

O. The band has had its share of ups and downs, including the comings and goings of its drummers.

S. Now, having finished their first studio album, and having a new bro drummer on board, the music’s definitely just going to get better.