Another British prog rock band will play at a college festival and EDM fans in Mumbai have another Holi dance party to check out in today’s Quick Fix.
There’s a lot happening in the world of Indian indie music and culture every day. We thought we’d give you the pick of the daily news, served up right here in one handy spot. This is your Quick Fix.
Amplifier To Perform At BITS Pilani’s Pearl College Festival
British prog rock band Amplifier will follow in the footsteps of their peers Anathema (who headlined Decibels this year, read more here) and play at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad’s cultural college fest Pearl on March 9. Amplifier, who have toured with the likes of Porcupine Tree, will not be the only musical act at the festival with Junkyard Groove taking the stage on March 8 and singer-songwriter Nikhil D’Souza playing the fest on March 10. EDM fans will also be pleased to know that Submerge Night will also feature on the last day of the fest with Nikhil Chinapa, BLaNK and Rohit Barker. Get your tickets here.
Check out the video for ‘Matmos’ which is a new single from Amplifier’s upcoming album, Echo Street.
Holi Reloaded Announced
Holi just got a whole lot more interesting with the announcement of Holi Reloaded in Mumbai. Trance group Juno Reactor will headline the day-long event that takes place on March 27 at the Chitrakoot Grounds in Andheri. Juno Reactor will be preceded by DJ Ankytrixx, Anish Sood, Phoenyx, Helium Project and Teenu Arora. For more Holi madness, check out our list of upcoming Holi festivals here.
Check Out Advaita The Silent Sea Film
New Delhi fusion band Advaita got plenty of recognition for their album The Silent Sea, which won ‘Best Album’ awards at both The Jack Daniels Rock Awards, and the Global Indian Music Awards. They have just released a short film that is a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to put this album together. The film has footage of the actual album recording and even some Advaita practice sessions.
Watch Advaita The Silent Sea below.
Reprise 2013 Battle of The Bands to Take Place This April
Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering, Koparkhairane have announced that a “one of its (sic) kind war of the bands” will take place on Saturday April 6. The college will host this battle of the bands and musicians of all genres are encouraged to participate. Find more information about the competition on the event Facebook page. A free gig will also take place at the venue with Pune prog rock band Noiseware, Mumbai deathcore band Grimmortal and Bhopal prog metal band Acrimony all set to feature.