Twenty Two & Counting

The independent music scene in India has seen its share of difficult days.

Written by Zaira Arslan | New Delhi | Published: June 23, 2013 12:29 am

The independent music scene in India has seen its share of difficult days. A time when most bands struggled to create their own music vocabulary,while others faded away in an effort to establish their identity. Meanwhile,Parikrama emerged as one of the most popular

rock bands.

On June 17,the Delhi-based outfit completed 22 years. The six member band — Nitin Malik on vocals,Sonam Sherpa and Saurabh Choudhary on rhythm guitars,Subir Malik on keyboards,Chintan Kalra on bass guitar and Srijan Mahajan on drums — will celebrate their birthday by playing a show each in Hyderabad,Bangalore,Mumbai,Pune and Delhi. They will be perform at Hard Rock Cafe in Delhi on June 28.

The tour will feature four new songs,as well as crowd favourites which are certain to include But it rained,Till I’m no one again and Am I dreaming. “Of the four songs,two are absolutely new and we have fresh versions of Xerox (their first ever release) that we will perform after 20 years and Don’t cut me down,which we haven’t done for close to 10 years,” says Subir Malik. The band is currently working on a new album,which was long overdue. “We’ve been thinking about it because the fans keep asking for an album. We’re working on five new songs at the moment,so we may get down to making an album soon,” he adds.

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