Remember Bombay Black, the iconic music band from the late 90s that garnered quite a fan following in the music circles of India. If you were a fan of their experimental music back then, you will be glad to know that the rock band is back.
They were one of the first Indian independent bands to be invited to play abroad. After the band broke up in 2003, some of the band members like brothers Naresh and Paresh Kamath went on to form the critically acclaimed band, Kailasa with Kailash Kher and Randolph Correia teamed up with Monica Dogra to form Shaa’ir and Func, another ground-breaking musical duo.
But now, the super-group is back together with their new album Bombay Black Hole. The video for their first song Boing Boing has been released and it’s pretty kick-ass.
For the uninitiated, the crew was formed in 1999 when a bunch of talented musicians came together to make their kind of music, which back then became the “in” sound of Mumbai. Considered one of the most progressive attempts in Indian electronica, the collective released two successful albums before the band broke up in 2003.
The band still comprises of guitarist Randolph Correia, brothers Naresh and Paresh Kamath and drummer Lindsay D’Mello from the original line-up among others. They performed after a long time on Thursday, 11 February 2016 at Blue Frog, Mumbai.
Here are some pictures from the gig:
Rapper/guitarist Paresh Kamath in full swing
Naresh Kamath with his mesmerising voice
Bassist Jaideep taking it to the whole new level
The talented Tyrone Fernandes
Naresh and Paresh Kamath raising a drink towards the end of the night
The band released the first song of their new music album which has electro-rock-jazz-hip hop twist to it. The video has been directed by filmmaker and writer Megha Ramaswamy on a shoestring budget of Rs. 12 and looks simply amazing.