SHEPHERD (Sludge/heavy rock)
+ Nikhil Narendra & Shreyas Dipali (modern, experimental - Live electronica)
BFlat presents an evening of heavy, improvisational sludge rock as well as modern, experimental Live 'in-the-room' electronica sounds.
SHEPHERD is arguably the only sludge/heavy rock band to emerge from India. The band has been making waves on the underground circuit for awhile, drawing influence from the guitar-driven sounds of early 90's hard rock (Soundgarden, The Melvins, Eyehategod)
With a set list that keeps growing as they notch up gigs under the belt, the band takes things even further by introducing improvisational elements into their music - sort of a rarity in heavy rock music; and the band has slowly built a fine reputation as one of the loudest, 'heaviest' three-piece bands to watch out for.
It is safe to say, they're ready to take on the rest of the country, and the world!
This sludge rock trio from Bangalore has succeeded in stirring up a hornet's nest in the local and pan-Indian heavy music scene, since the release of their debut ‘Stereolithic Riffalocalypse’. The album has made countless "best of", year-end lists and the band even made it to the #5 spot on the Mid-Year Breakdown and #16 on Best of 2015 of the Doom Charts among bands like Elder, Dopethrone, Acid King and Monolord.
Shreyas Dipali & Nikhil Narendra have conceived an organic, uncanny, improvised, and raw 'Live (live performance)-in-the-room' sound. They embrace the different musical worlds that surround us but lean more towards the exciting and dangerous ends of modern experimental music. The duo is composed of Nikhil Narendra (synths, samples) and Shreyas Dipali (drums, percussion). The project was conceived in November 2013 and the Duo are considered among the crop of promising new talent in this field of Live Electronica.