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Know Your Artist: The Ganesh Talkies

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Starting as a cover band back in 2011, The Ganesh Talkies have come a long way since. Originally formed by Suyasha Sengupta and Roheet Mukherjee, the duo was joined by Ronondeep Bose in 2012 and Sambit Chatterjee in 2014. Even though inherently an indie band, their love for Bollywood can clearly be seen in the music they make. They also have ska and reggae influences in their music. 

We profile one of the fastest rising bands in the country, Ganesh Talkies© Wild City

The band created some buzz after they released their first single,‘Item Song’ in September, 2012 and then followed it up with a four track EP ‘Three Tier, Non AC’ before the end of that year. They made their mark in the industry and even got featured as one of the five ‘Artists To Watch Out For’ by Rolling Stone India. They shamelessly embrace their Bollywood influences in their music as well as their live performances by always dressing up crazily on stage.

By the time their debut album, ‘In Technicolour’ came out in 2014, they already had an established loyal fan base. The album featured reworked versions of some of their old songs along with plenty of new music. The band’s unique and over the top sound gave them an advantage and helped them create a distinct identity in the music industry.

Their most recent single ‘The Great Indian Freakshow’ released this year. The band wanted to create heavier, thought-provoking music and this politically charged song totally lives up to that. 

The band can next be seen grooving at Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Hyderabad on 5th and 6th November and Pune on 2nd-4th December.

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