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The Circus Release Bats at Blue Frog, New Delhi

  • Bats!
    Delhi alt-rock act The Circus released their second album at the Blue Frog in the capital last night. The album, titled Bats, took over a year to complete, and has a more complete, complex sound than the band's earlier work.
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti
  • Guests
    The night saw several guest appearances. Frame/Frame kicked off proceedings with 'Feather'. menwhopause members Randeep Singh (pictured) and IP Singh took the stage to jam to their track 'Puppets'.
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti
  • Animals
    The band's set saw them perform songs from Bats, as well as tracks from their earlier EP Sheep which comprised innovative covers (download Sheep here). There was also a cover of this thrown in.
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti
  • Moaaar Guests
    Parikrama drummer Srijan Mahajan joined in on 'Japanese Rebellion' and 'Discourse! Discourse!' (you can download the latter here). The night also saw Barefaced Liar jam to the band's cover of Nine Inch Nails' 'Wish'. Check out the cover here. Also, THIS.
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti
  • Delhi's Metchul
    Shashank Bhatnagar and Karan Nambiar also took the stage as the Delhi Metal Project, to perform Pantera's 'Domination' with guitarist Arsh Sharma.
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti
  • Keshav Dhar
    The night also saw Skyharbor genius Keshav Dhar perform with The Circus on 'FOPS'. FOPS equals Full On Party Scene, by the way.
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti
  • Voices only
    The night also saw Subhadra Kamath of Delhi alt-rock act Fire Exit join the band along with Meg of Faridkot to perform an a capella version of 'In This Laboratory There Are No Rules'. The band later performed the album version of the track too, you can stream it here.
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti
  • Easy on the eyes
    The set also used some excellent visuals, with each song using representative, riotously colourful artwork.
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti
  • Medicated
    The night saw The Circus play almost the entirely of Bats, ending their set on a high note with 'It Feels Good When The Medications They Kick In'.
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti
  • Fuzzculture
    After the launch, electronica duo FuzzCulture took over with a heavy EDM set.
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti
  • Do we get a Grammy now?
    FuzzCulture is the side project of Srijan Mahajan and Arsh Sharma, and the duo efficiently combine live drums and guitars with electronic loops. Do they get a Grammy now?
    Photo credit: Shatabdi Chakrabarti


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