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Puma Loves Vinyl


Puma Loves Vinyl

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Vinyl fever was in the air as PUMA Loves Vinyl held at Zorba. Amazing performances by Ankur and The Ghalat Family, Dualist Inquiry, The Supersonics, The Vinyl Records and The Lightyears Explode made the evening memorable for the crowd.

Ankur & The Ghalat Family is the Hindi rock project of singer-songwriter Ankur Tewari. Formed in 2009, this Mumbai act employs the services of Sidd Coutto (Tough On Tobacco) on drums, Johan Pais (Tough On Tobacco) on bass and Gaurav Gupta (Tough On Tobacco) on guitar. The band's music is easily digestible pop rock, and their debut album Jannat was released independently in 2010. The band contributed music to the Bollywood film Raat Gayi Baat Gayi in 2009.

Dualist Inquiry is the solo electronica project of Sahej Bakshi, a producer, guitarist and composer from New Delhi. Bakshi has performed around the country and also at the Berlin Music Week in September 2010, and The Great Escape festival in Brighton (UK) in May 2011. He released his debut EP Dualism in June 2011, featuring a collaboration on ‘Qualia’ with Monica Dogra, vocalist of the electro-pop outfit, Shaa’ir & Func. In December 2011, he released his first Bootleg Remix Series as free downloads from his website. His next full-length album is scheduled for release in late 2012.

The Lightyears Explode is a three-piece garage punk band from Mumbai, formed in 2009. The band comprises of Aaron Carvalho on drums, Shalom Benjamin on bass and Saurabh Roy on guitar/vocals. Their music has been featured on the third and fourth instalments of the Stupid Ditties compilations.

The Vinyl Records (aka TVR), is a four piece girl band based in New Delhi that came together in Feb 2010. The band was formed by Banu, Minam and Mithy who all hail from Arunachal Pradesh. . the band was almost on a year hiatus from performing and meanwhile the girls started jamming and coming up with ideas.The final touch of the band came when they were joined by the present vocalist and keytarist Cheyyrian Bark from Assam in jan 2011. The band never looked back ever since, starting and promising to take Delhi by a bang in the year 2011!!The Vinyl Records (TVR) are making a whole lot of noise all their own, exciting the ears of India’s Rolling Stone, RSJ, Tehelka, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazine editors (who have featured TVR on their pages) in the process. Taking cues from musical inspirations such as CSS ,The clash,Strokes and the B-52’s TVR love to put on a show!TVR describe their sound as indie, post punk and the sound from new wave eras of 70s and 80s when analog and early digital sound was popular & fusing indie and post punk with a dash of glam rock kitsch with the keytar!The band had themselves featured on MTV F1 rocks 2011 and are among the 15 finalist of rayban never hidesounds 2012.

The Supersonics- guys from Kolkata's burgeoning music scene are making all the right noises and if this song is any indication, their album is worth watching for'' - Rolling Stone Magazine, India, May 2009; on 'Policemen and Nice Guys', the first single from Maby Baking.