UDD, shortened for Up Dharma Down, is a Filipino band formed in Manila in 2004. They have released four albums Fragmented, Bipolar, Capacities and U D D’ released under independent record label Terno Recordings.
In 2005, the band won the coveted In the Raw Award at the NU 107 Rock Awards as well as Best New Artist and Best Female Award for vocalist and keyboardist, Armi Millare, in 2006. In 2008, they were awarded Favorite Indie Artist at the Myx Music Awards.Mark Coles’ BBC show tagged them as the Asian band to most likely cross over to North American shores, and has been featured in numerous regional shows together with bands such as Arcade Fire (Canada) and Bloc Party (UK). They have also been recognized by Paul Buchanan of The Blue Nile, Curt Smith of Tears for Fears and Tim Bowness of No-Man. They were featured in the July 2007 issue of Time magazine. The band has opened for acts such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Incubus, Bloc Party, The XX, Tegan and Sara, Tahiti 80, and Cut Copy.
On January 1, 2017, the band officially renamed to its initials UDD.On December 26, 2021, The band announced via Twitter that lead vocalist Armi Millare has left the band and will continue as a solo artist.