At last! Bangalore based Blues/Psychedelic rock band Parvaaz has They’ve been in the studios for five arduous months, tirelessly recording new material. And now finally, Parvaaz has announced that they will soon be releasing their debut EP, titled “Behosh”.
It is not often that you come across a soulful Urdu blues rock song (with copious amounts of psychedelia to spruce things up). However, this happens to be home territory for Bangalore based Parvaaz. Formed in 2010, Parvaaz, which means flight in Urdu, have been constantly performing in several gigs across the country. The band came into the limelight, after having performed in several high profile concerts such as The Great Indian October Fest and The Fireflies Festival of Music. Their songs have a distinct blues-tinged psychedelic rock style and are often sung in Urdu or Kashmiri. Give this a listen:
The past few months saw Parvaaz in the studio, recording and mastering some material for their debut EP “Behosh”, set to be released anytime soon. The EP will contain five hand-picked songs. “Out of the many songs that we have been playing live these five we thought had a similar feel as well as lyrical flow to be put together in an EP,” says Khalid Ahamed, the band’s frontman and songwriter. According to Kashif Iqbal, the lead guitarist and songwriter of the band, “It has been a great experience. We got to learn more things not only about recording but also about our own music and how to make it sound great in a studio.” A music video for the title track is also in the works.
With the release of the new EP, the band hopes to spread their unique sound and give people songs that have been an indispensable part of their live performances. The album cover art will probably be revealed at the pre-launch show in Bangalore, according to the band drummer Sachin Banandur, who also happens to be the artist responsible for the cover art. After launching the EP in mid-july, the band hopes to tour across the country, promoting their music. This tour includes gigs in Mangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad.