Gibson presents a series of profiles on musicians playing the Bacardi NH7 Weekender! Today, meet Abhishek Mathur of Advaita.
New Delhi folk rockers Advaita are currently one album old (Grounded In Space), and are more or less done recording and producing their sophomore album as well (more on that here). The band was featured on the British Council’s Soundpad compilation, and even made appearances on MTV India’s Coke Studio and Unplugged (photos from the launch @ Blue Frog, here). The band also scored a GIMA Award nomination earlier this year in the Best Pop/Rock Single category for their track ‘Gorakh’.
Lead guitarist Abhishek Mathur uses a Gibson Les Paul, which he feels is more “texturally inclined”, and adds great value to the sound of folk rockers
It’s slightly difficult to put it down in words, but I’m going to try. The Gibson Les Paul is a steady, and very meaty guitar. It significantly adds to the sound I like to bring about, and I like to believe I’m a texturally inclined player, in terms of style, so it really does help.
Previously we spoke to Sidd Coutto (of Tough on Tobacco), Ankur Tewari (of Ankur & The Ghalat Family), Randolph Correia of Pentagram and Shaa’ir + Func and the guys from menwhopause about their guitars. More from a Gibson fanboy soon (follow Gibson Guitar India on Facebook to find more indie rockers who use Gibson guitars). As always, stay tuned.