Cagayan de Oro’s homegrown indie pop band KRNA (pronounced kire-ina) is set to release their extended play (EP) ‘The River Gold’ on August 25, 2018 at Chingkee Tea.

Presented by Indie CDO, the EP release comes ahead of the band’s upcoming national EP tour, which kicks off on the 28th of August. The release of the five-track album also comes off the heels of the band’s music video debut for ‘Wide Eyes.’ Watch official music video of Wide Eyes below.

2018 has shaped up to be a big year for KRNA, and the band has no plans of slowing down. Catch them live on their EP tour starting in Manila. See below for their tour dates.

  • August 28 – Sept 2: Manila
  • September 15: Cebu
  • October: Iligan, Malaybalay and Davao

The October dates are yet to be announced.

Composed of five songs, ‘The River Gold’ is an independent effort that showcases romantically charged lyrics as well as the band’s eclectic sound of dream pop and shoegazing with a splash of alternative rock.

KC Salazar (vocals and guitar), Marc Janro Abian (drums), Francis Ramos (keys) and
Rotsanjani Mojica (bass) are the four talents that make up KRNA. The band has cited Best
Coast, St. Vincent, Cynthia Alexander, Fiona Apple, The Cardigans and Feist as some of their influences.

photo by KRNA
photo by KRNA
photo by KRNA
photo by KRNA
photo by KRNA

KRNA came to being in 2016. Having known each other for several years from the local music scene, it came naturally for each member to form a group and create music together, drawing from their shared love for powerful lyrics and good harmonies. Since their formation, the Cagayan de Oro-based indie band has played in various music festivals, signed with Cebu-based indie label Bomba Press and released a handful of songs on digital platforms.

photo by KRNA
photo by KRNA

‘Wide Eyes’ and their 2017 track ‘And Ever’ are available for streaming on Spotify, iTunes,
YouTube, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

photo by KRNA

To get updates, follow KRNA on their social media profiles:
Facebook: KRNA
Twitter: @krna_ph

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact KC Salazar at or 09183614459.

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