MNTKLYA, formed in October 2018, hails from the South of the Metro. The band is proud of its musical roots, being composed of members that came from different bands with totally different sounds (alternative, pop, metal, grunge, punk, and what the band dubs as “alt-core”).
Each member’s background has influenced the sound of MNTKLYA today. This is evident in the songs they release and perform - flexible and distinct from each other, evoking different emotions. Just like butter, MNTKLYA’s music works with everything and is for everyone.
On April 23, 2019, MNTKLYA officially signed as a recording artist under Ivory Music & Video. Present in the said event were band members JVee Villena (frontman, songwriter), Choi Barlis (rhythm guitarist), Emmanuel Ramos (lead guitarist), Rayna Dane Dela Cruz (bassist) and Popo Cagubcub (drummer); and Mr. Xavier Aguilar (Ivory A&R).
MNTKLYA plans to release more music this year, and hopes to collaborate with fellow OPM artists Mayonnaise, This Band, and Silent Sanctuary.
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