Posts Tagged ‘ vocals ’

Love To Hate You – Grey Area

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Grey Area is a band based in Mumbai, consisting of Elton (bass), Sanchit (drums), Floyd (vocals, lead guitar), and Nestor (rhythm guitar). Apparently, the quartet’s music is inspired by first-hand experiences and, on “Love To Hate You”, Grey Area provide a hook-filled, smoothly strung simple rock song containing effective rhythm and lead guitar parts. Together, they provide energy to the song’s inherent grace and power of a constant shift between mid to quick tempos, offering up a hearty dose of the group’s obvious taste and, with it, injecting the indie movement with a shot of much-needed rock grit.

Listen and Download the songs here: http://www.artistaloud.com/greyarea

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

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Rocket – Mauj Maharaja [featuring Rhys Sebastian D’Souza]

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This quartet from Mumbai, Mauj Maharaja, consists of Tanmay Bhattacharjee [guitar/vocals], Aalok Padhye [keyboards/vocals], Stuart DaCosta [bass/vocals], and Jehangir Jehangir – yes, the name is repeated as the surname too or vice-versa – on drums.

They introduce a very vintage sounding, and a pleasantly chugging track in “Rocket” which, to me, appears to be intriguingly influenced by the Johnny Otis composition, “Willie And The Hand Jive”. Partners in the musical crime are an extremely extensive horn section consisting of Armeet Panesar [trombone], Kishore Sodha [trumpet], and the now omnipresent alto saxophonist Rhys Sebastian D’Souza, which arrive during a musical interlude that permits some Bobby McFerrin-type scatting too, just prior to the somewhat abrupt ending to the song. Mauj Maharaja’s gift for capturing a perfect blend of early rock and roll twang and making it sound perfect for today is probably their biggest

Listen and Download the songs here: http://www.artistaloud.com/maujmaharaja

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

 

Aais Pais Dhappa – Ameya

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Formed in May 2004, Ameya is a duo consisting of Abhishek [vocals, lyricist] and AK Bashar [keyboards, programming]. Although Ameya’s bio speaks of their music styles also incorporating Indian classical and electronica, “Aais Pais Dhappa” is actually perceived rock wallowing in dinosaur sounds and styles. The end result is a fist-punching yelp of energy that demands to be heard at maximum volume, with a brusque punch in back musician, Raghav’s drums and worthy bass from Gaurav Bisht as part of the rhythm section, matching the power-chord action from Kabir and Shubhanshu. Even though the tempo takes a momentary tumble mid-way, “Aais Pais Dhappa” is an enjoyable pleasure.

Listen and Download the songs here: http://www.artistaloud.com/ameya

– Review by PARAG KAMANI.

 

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