Describing their own sound as “the amalgamation of electronic, ambient and post-rock styles” band – Aswekeepsearching (AWKS) is a band on fire. The band played at the recently concluded Control Alt Delete 9.0 gig in namma Bengaluru. I had a conversation with Uddipan Sarmah, guitarist and vocalist with the band about how it is to play in Bangalore and plans for the future of the band.
With their latest album – Khwaab, being listed among the Top 10 Indian albums for 2015 by Rolling Stone magazine, the band has been touring extensively to promote their music. This saw the band playing at international venues like the Saint Petersburg Opera House and the Red Concert Hall in Moscow.Commenting about why he and the band love playing in namma Bengaluru, Uddipan said,” This city has a lot of energy. I love the fact that it gets very easy to get along with the Bangalore crowd. They are never far from the artists and that’s the energy which is needed while performing on stage. This city is close to us and we love every bit about it. We are always excited to come and play here.” With Bangalore being touted as the post-rock hub of India, one can expect the boys from AWKS back in the city in a few months time.
Do check out the band’s new album – Khwaab and their recent tour diary from Russia on YouTube which should give you a glimpse into the exciting future for AWKS.
Image courtesy – Aswekeepsearching