HILERA: As Row As It Gets - Words by: Jason Caballa ------- Unsigned and under the radar for the past year or so, acclaimed punk trio Hilera returned with a new, self-produced record. However, their temporary bout with independence hasn't exactly left them unscathed. Sometime last year, the local acts signed under EMI Philippines faced an uncertain future when, after the London-based EMI Group was purchased by Terra Firma Capital Partners in 2007, its Filipino counterpart was on the verge of closure following restructuring of its parent company. Months later. and fortunately for top-caliber acts like Bamboo, Sugarfree and Hale, pretty much the same people who made up EMI Philippines did a little restructuring themselves and reemerged as PolyEast Records, virtually retaining its roster of artists. However, one act that could have been excluded from the label's 2009 release schedule is Hilera, who, after releasing their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2007, left EMI under the threat of label limbo. .. ..
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