The Mallroad Project, a Delhi-based indie rock band, the music they create talk about the feelings, challenges, fears, dreams and hopes of a new-age Indian. Many of the songs have socio-political tones as they aim to address the real-life issues around us. The sound of the band ranges from groovy blues to intense hard rock. They have already released two EPs: Naazni and Behti Hawa. The links to some of their songs will give you an understanding of their music:
“TU KAHAN” is about the purest emotion of missing someone and appreciating their space in our lives
“PARESHAAN” is a song about how we forget to appreciate our lives and get stuck on the darker side of everyday lives
“SAANSEIN” their new single talks about an experience when someone takes your breath away
The Mallroad Project YouTube Channel
Being extremely passionate about music, they are corporate professionals by day, and musicians by night and the weekends. The band comprises of Akhil Thakur (drums /percussion/vox), Mahavir Rawat (guitars/vox), Praveer Singh (bass/vox), Shankar Sharma (vox /guitars).
The band has been playing live in the Delhi circuits at venues such as TCs, Depot 48, SnS etc. and growing consistently.
Those of you who have been around from the 1960's through the 1990's will remember the vibrant live music scene in almost every starred hotel in India. Those were the days when you walked into a nightclub like 'Rendezvous' at The Taj Mahal hotel and 'Supper Club' at the Oberoi Sheraton in Mumbai to see curtains going up on a band that was the prime focus of these outlets. Every seat in these restaurants allowed an unobstructed view of the band that performed every night on resident contracts. Today all this has disappeared thanks to some ridiculously high entertainment taxes on live music. Today, non off these hotels have complete bands playing save for a few that feature small duos or solo singers. The Lodhi in New Delhi, recently listed among the world's best hotels, decided to step in and rewind to the good old days. They got Goa's premier jazz quartet 'Jazz Junction' to move to Delhi on a resident contract and the decision has paid off in terms of footfalls generated by the band. Jazz Junction featuring singer Daniella Rodrigues, pianist Tony Dias,
bassist Colin D'Cruz and drummer Angelo Colasco began playing at The Lodhi in June 2018. Four months into the contract the band generated a sizeable following, with quite a few high profile guests choosing to celebrate their special occasion at the Elan bar where the band performs. Against all odds the rewind option proved to be a huge success and hopefully other properties around the country takes the cue to trigger a whole new revival of live music.