5 Indian Bands With the Anti-Rockstar Look
Picture a typical rock star, if you allow us to say so. You’d see black t-shirts, unwashed jeans, and hair so long that it could have more lice than a 6-year old girl. This was what you imagined. Let us show you what we imagined. Colourful clothes, chinos or jeans(the jeans will never leave!), and a regularRs. 100 haircut. Yes, a haircut! Read on to find out 5 Indian indie bands that don’t grow their hair but focus on the music instead.
Number one on our list of neat and kempt rock musicians are members ofpeppy-rock band Sky Rabbit. Most ironically, the band was initially called “Medusa” when they advocated to progressive metal tunes since their inception in 2005. They were eventually released by Virgin EMI Records in 2012 and that was when they decided to chop off the unruly name “Medusa” to settle with “Sky Rabbit”.
The duo running the Indian fusion band MidivalPunditz, GauravRaina and Tapan Raj, grew up together. They were childhood friends. They would’ve probably gone to school together. And got haircuts together! And learnt one harsh lesson while schooling – maintain tidy hair no matter how big you become. Well, this was our interpretation, but the boys, regardless of their similar ideologies on simplistic hairstyles, have got their musicskills blending in to form a superlative sound.
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We know no one would like to see the most gorgeous Monica Dogra lash her beauty locks off because let’s face it that would just be weird! But still, counting the other half of the band, Randolph Correia, sports a crew cut which he pulls off with style. Imagine long braids on that chiselled face? Not too hard to imagine but he’d end up looking like a junkie drummer who’s given up all his ancestral property in Mumbai to reside in Goa. We’re glad Correia maintains himself the way he does.
It wouldn’t be entirely incorrect to say that Sulk Station members undergo regular haircuts, but the needle that usually points towards long and head-bang-worthy hair is drifting to the other side of the spectrum with Rahul Giri’s shaved-head.Their electro music has elements of dreamy synths and ambient beatsled by TanviRao’s inviting voice.
They emerge from the land of Kolkata. The notion most common fluttering around is that Bengalis are lazy. They just read their books and write their poetries. But not these guys! They are religious jammers. If you’ve heard their song “Mundane Sunday” you’d estimate listening to its rhythm-heavy tune that they go every second Sunday to the barber on the nukkad to get a haircut because they’ve probably got to live up to the “decent boy” Bengali culture first over being musicians.