Mumbai’s The Colour Compound and UK’s Nuphlo make their city debut with IndiEarth
It’s that time of the month again, when IndiEarth at The Park introduces us to new sounds. Tomorrow, grab your seats to catch a band from Mumbai and a solo act from the UK debuting in the city.
The Colour Compound: What began as a couple of guys making music in their backyard grew into a four-piece act over four years ago. Comprising Rohan Mazumdar and Bradley Tellis (guitar and vocals), Adil Kurwa (bass) and Aditya Ashok (drums), they call their music—a blend of pop and alternative rock—“relatable”. “It’s quite groovy, rich in vocal harmonies and melodic guitar lines,” says Tellis. With their debut album, From Where We Stand, launched last year, the 20-somethings feel their music has matured. “All four of us write our songs together—bringing in our varied ideas and influences—which adds freshness and depth to the sound,” he says, adding that we can expect to hear songs from their album, some new singles (like their latest, Holding on to the Hope), and a few popular covers. At the Lobby Stage, 9 pm.
Nuphlo: A British Indian who grew up on Ustad Bismillah Khan and Stoned Asia, UK-based Nuphlo is an electronic music producer. “My music is contemporary Asian Underground. I try to keep my beats and synths as fresh and as cutting-edge as possible,” says the 33-year-old, adding that his sound does not have allegiance to the East or West—it lies dead in the middle. The co-founder of Hundred Colours Music, Nuphlo will be bringing a very upbeat, bass-heavy selection to the city, to “get people moving”. “I will predominately be playing unreleased music made by myself and my label colleagues,” he signs off. At the Leather Bar, 10.30 pm.
Surya Praphulla Kumar