This party is not getting over anytime soon
Delhi-based alternative funk rock group, The Circus, are happy that the band has completed eight years and remains one of the few groups to have all its founding members intact. The four-member-group admits that the pressure has increased on them to make “different music”. “Music keeps changing, as there are so many artists and so much of content on the internet. For example, back in 2008-09 everyone was mad about the progressive rock group, Tool, then people shifted to dubstep and now they have shifted to electronic music. So as an artist or a band, you have to constantly reinvent yourself,” says Arsh Sharma the band’s guitarist. However, the group is pretty upbeat about the future of independent music in India. “Competition is a good thing. It keeps us on our toes. We’ve been in the industry for eight years now, but there’s still so much that we can do,” says Abhishek Bhatia, the vocalist for the FOPS hitmakers. Since their inception in 2007, they have played over 200 shows in the country and abroad, have released two full-length albums — Bats (2013), From Space (2010) — and an Extended Playlist (EP) titled Sheep (2012). They are now working on their third album, which they promise will be completely different from their previous projects.
Music keeps changing. So, as an artist or a band, you have to constantly reinvent yourself
Arsh Sharma, guitarist We’ve been in the industry for eight years now, but there’s still so much that we can do
Abhishek Bhatia, vocalist
From L-R: Abhishek Bhatia (vocals), Arsh Sharma (guitars) Anshul Lall (Drums) and Abhinav Chaudhary (bass)