It was a sonic adventure with reasonable head banging, as two-year-old Delhi-based band Sundog Project took the stage at Hard Rock Cafe last week. Comprising five members — composer Rahul Das (vocals), Anupam Roy (bass), Shardul Mehta (drums) Viraj Mohan (guitars, synth) and Rahul Sainani (guitars) — the band belted out 14 dark electronic rock numbers such as Tentacle, Witching hour and Parhelion. “I write thematic songs that are suitable to be played live,” says Das, who started Sundog Project as an underground solo act in 2011. By early 2012, other members joined in and Sundog Project grew to be a band.
While their debut album Hex-1/Visions received acclaim in October 2013, the band is set to release its second album, Tora, next month. Spanning 90 minutes, the double album has 22 songs. “The record is essentially a collection of mood-based tracks. It is largely abstract and explores different colours as opposed to our debut album, which was conceptual and had a consistent theme running through it,” says Das.
By: Mahima Chadha