On The Record: IV Of Spades and the songs that shaped their music

On The Record: IV Of Spades and the songs that shaped their music


It's pretty easy to get IV Of Spades' music stuck in your head, but have you ever thought about the songs that'd get stuck in their heads?

Ahead of their Singapore debut this weekend, their co-headlining concert with Rico Blanco, and their upcoming US tour with UDD this September, Bandwagon caught up with the 'In My Prison' act for this special edition of On The Record to get to pick their brains for the music that makes them.

An album that will describe your taste in music

Blaster: Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads.

Badjao: Swimming by Mac Miller.


Zild: OK Computer by Radiohead.

Favorite movie OST

Badjao: Interstellar!

Zild: 'Yellow Flicker Beat' by Lorde from Hunger Games.

Favorite song from your childhood

Zild: Lumaki kasi ako sa church so 'As the Deer,' yung hymnal. (I was always in church so [I loved listening to] 'As the Deer' [it was part of] the hymnal.)

Badjao: Any opening song ng Naruto, mga ganun Ghost Fighter. Mga laging pinapakinggan noong bata ako. (Any opening song from Naruto or Ghost Fighter. Stuff I listened to when I was a kid.)

Blaster: 'Brand New Day' by Sting. Yun. (That's it.)

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Guilty pleasure

Badjao: Disney baby ako eh. (I'm a Disney baby.)

Zild: We don't feel guilty about it.

Badjao: Kinakanta ko lagi sa auto yan. (I always sing this in the car.)

Zild: Pleasure lang!

Badjao: I find it very nice. Lahat ng Disney theme song. (I find it very nice. All the Disney theme songs.)

Blaster: Ang hirap. Wala kasi akong guilty pleasure. Kasi lahat ng trip ko, trip ko (laughs). (That's difficult. I don't have a guilty pleasure. If I like it, I like it.)

Favorite song to listen to on a road trip

Blaster: Pag umaga, 'Sigurado' ng UDD. (In the mornings, I listen to 'Sigurado' by UDD.)

Zild: (continues to sing 'Sigurado')

Badjao: Hmm...Sex Pistols, The Strokes, mga ganun. Pang GTA driving. (Hmm...Sex Pistols, The Strokes, stuff like that. [Sounds like] it's for GTA driving.]

One song you cannot get sick of

Zild: 'September,' perfect production, songwriting. Earth, Wind & Fire.

Badjao: Ako, 'Rock with You' siguro.

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Favorite duet

Zild: Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's, 'The Girl is Mine.'

Badjao: 'A Whole New World!' by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle.

Favorite karaoke song

Blaster: ABBA's 'Dancing Queen.'

Zild: Juan Karlos' 'Buwan.'

Badjao: Disney songs pa rin.

IV Of Spades are slated to perform at the 9th edition of Open Stage with Adia Tay (SG) and Haoren (MY) at the Event Plaza, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on July 27 (Saturday). Entry is free.