Here are The Sherp’s favourites from SulaFest’s fantastic 2015 line-up
1. Young The Giant
Don’t you love how India has opened up as a viable market for good and true Indie bands? The fact that Young The Giant will be headlining everyone’s favourite gourmet fest proves just that.
Young the Giant is an American indie rock band that formed in Irvine, California, in 2004. The band consists of Sameer Gadhia (lead vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass guitar), and Francois Comtois (drums), who come together to play some very easy-on-the-ears rock ballads and numbers that are perfect for a day in the sun.
2. Gentlemen’s Dub Club
Gentleman’s Dub Club is a nine-piece band that formed in Leeds in early 2006. With a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, GDC have burst onto the UK circuit, rocking gigs and festivals up and down the country with their super high energy show. Combining tight grooves and a heavyweight sound, Gentleman’s Dub Club bring the party to crowds of all ages hungry for a dance floor workout, with their gigs often ending in a frenzied mosh pit reminiscent of a mid 80’s ska night. Live effects and mixing make for a crystal clear sound, and the band’s larger than life stage presence makes for a mesmerising experience.
3. Will and the People
Will and the People are a Rock band from the UK. The project was started by singer songwriter William Rendle in Brighton England and put together over a series of years.Their sound is fun and energetic, with a slight eccentric take on modern indie music which is fast gaining fans.
India’s bass daddy, will really pick up the vibe at the festival and give you no option but to rage to his South Indian dubstep fused bass and heavy trap sounds. Ready yourselves for the man who blew away audiences at the recently concluded NH7 Weekender and Enchanted Valley Carnival.
5. Bombay Bassment
Two Goans, One South Indian and an African make Bombay Bassment, a dynamic group of artistes bringing you a blend of Hip Hop, reggae, Funk and Drum n Bass. It’s the variety of cultural backgrounds that the artistes come from that makes for a fantastic mixture of music, which the band manages to pull off quite expertly.
Excited to check out these bands? Head down to Nashik for the gorgeous SulaFest next month. Get your tickets here!