Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Junoon among many other influences we have.
Of all the songs you’ve composed, which one is your most favorite and why?
That’s really difficult to answer. We don’t even think that there’s just ONE favorite song among the ones we have made. Different songs are about different emotions, and we try to justify them in their own way as much as we can. So, sorry if this disappoints you, but we don’t really prefer any one song over others.
Any experience you would like to share may be funny or unusual?
We were headlining IIT Patna’s cultural festival. We were well into our set, and in the middle of a song we realize that the bass isn’t audible. Turned out that our bassist, Yapang, had stopped playing and was signing autographs in the middle of the song! Thankfully, he resumed playing after signing only a couple of autographs!
What are your future plans? Do you plan to compose music for the Bollywood industry?
One of the main agenda for future is that we want to start recording our next set of songs. We don’t know if it’s going to be an album or a series of singles but we definitely want to record and release new songs later this year.
As far as composing for Bollywood is concerned: film music is primarily dependent on the film director’s vision. And to us, our artistic vision is everything! So as long as we don’t have to compromise on our artistic vision, and are able to justify the vision of the film director at the same time, we’d be happy to contribute to the music of the film. So, I guess it’d largely depend on getting the right opportunity, the right film and the right director. But we will never compromise our artistic integrity for any project, not matter how lucrative.
Your thoughts about the changing scenario of Independent music in India?
A lot more music is being produced now. This also means a lot more good content than before. Also, independent musicians have better tools and resources for both producing music and for marketing and distribution. Also, venues are now more open to various kind of music so that’s all good. I think we have seen some really positive changes in last few years.
What is your practice regime?
We normally get together twice a week for 2 to 3 hours at each practice. However, these days, some of the band members are on a break.
What would you like to say to some of the young, budding artists who aspire to make it big in the music industry?
In our opinion, honesty is key to making good music!