The all-girl, garage punk rock quartet Flying Ipis will perform in Dubai on May 20 at The Music Room. The rock band, whose members hail from Manila, Philippines, is composed of Deng Garcia on vocals/guitars, Ymi Castel on guitars, Tanya Singh on bass, and Gaki Azurin on drums.
The band’s notoriously cheeky name (“ipis” means cockroach in English) has given them and their music to rising cult status. Originally formed in the corridors of an all-girl, Catholic high school, the band paid their dues in their hometown, releasing an EP in 2009 and their first full-length album, Give Ipis a Chance in 2013. They are busy gearing up for their second album, The Roach Motel, to be released later this year.
Supporting acts include Behold The Locus, Juana’s Pot, Umaioska, Dead Shakes and Pull Box. Tickets are Dh100, and the show is for over 21s only. Call 04-5012534.