5 Awesome NH7 Weekender 2015 Bands You Must Check Out
By Drishti Sharma
The happiest Music festival spread its wings at different cities in India touring along with MotoSpotlight in the last two months. Yes, I’m talking about Bacardi Nh7 Weekender. I attended the festival both in Shillong and in Delhi, kid you not, the days were a gala fair, the crowd was fantabulous, the music was multi dimensionally crazy and it was truly the happiest gig under the sun.
Apart from all the rum and headbanging to the tune of your favourite Indie/Reggae/Metal/Electronic artists and the merch which excited the creative digger in me, FEW of the bands caught my sight and their music refused to leave my heart. These bands with their numbers left me asking for more and more and hey, sharing music is always cool so here’s 5 bands you must check out-
1. Spud in the Box
I checked Spud in the Box in Delhi for the first time at the Dewarist Stage and aww hell they were untameable! With their alternative rock pieces and casual chit chat where they don’t allow their drummer to do a solo because ‘ nah that shit’s risky’, they are sure to keep you amazed, talking and grooving to their numbers. Watch their Facebook space for more.
2. Street Stories
This local north eastern band gets you in the mood. With that Indie fervour and new hits, they make you feel a plethora of emotions through their music. Performing their way through festivals- Nh7 was sure glad to have them there. Check them out here.
3. Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Café
The band at the Jack and Jones All Starr Jamm, performing Kabir’s dohas with a twist to it left me in awe. Rock, pop, reggae- you name it- they play it with the knack of performing lost poetry and as a result, you feel lost in a reverie. Hear them officially here.
As perky as the name suggests, this hyperactive duo is worth the wait at the stage. They’ve already performed all over the country and ‘have you seen the alley cats’ is hands down my favorite song. Go check out Saba( Mink) dancing to her peppy numbers making sure you have a good time. Check them out here.
5. Rehal Dalal
This musician fuses pop and jazz with a tint of soul making sure you keep tapping your feet and convulsing happy heartbeats and claps. Rehan is born and brought up in Mumbai, influenced by Jazz, and his compositions leaves you asking for more. This is his Facebookpage.