This party is not get­ting over any­time soon

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth. goyal@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

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)

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