The Mallroad Project is a Hindi rock band,from Delhi ,since their inception, the band has aimed to address real-life issues. Their songs are about the feelings, challenges, fears, dreams, and hopes of a new-age Indian.They are extremely passionate about music, they are corporate professionals by day and musicians by night and weekends.The members of the band are Akhil Thakur (drums), Mahavir Rawat (vocals), Praveer Singh (bass) and Shankar Sharma (guitars).Music is a universal language. Artists through generations have used their music to reach masses andshare social ideologies and messages. “Through our music, we also want to contribute to a progressive future and an equal society,” says the band.
The band has just completed work on a song that directly addresses a major social issue. NamedThurky Boss, the song is inspired by the #MeToo movement and candidly addresses the harassment faced by women, not just in the work environment but also in every other aspect of their lives. Their goal is to keep the fight for justice going by keeping the conversation alive.
The band has lately been consciously talking about critical issues that plague society. Their last
release, Who is the real Pappu? was a satirical political song that asked people to be careful about
believing blindingly in what they were told by netas. Prior to this, they released Dehshatgard – a
song that addressed the social unrest in India. Through songs such as these, the band has presented
their strong opinions on social issues. The songs have been received well by listeners, as they are
able to resonate with the spirit behind the music.
“We believe we can keep the conversation going with our music. #MeToo needs to be kept alive till
the time women continue to face gender inequalities”.In Thurky Boss, the band is taking these issues heads on. The song is a commentary on the pretentiousness of two-faced people, how unsafe public spaces are for women and the dangers that lurk around in the workplace.
The song’s animated video also catches one’s attention. The video has been done as a DIY by the
band members and is in line with the trend of innovative indie music videos in India. The animation
is eye-catching and shocks you with its narrative. Like the lyrics, it takes examples from real life
#MeToo incidents like that of Alok Nath.
The band feels that they don’t need to shy away from pinpointing. When people in the public eye do
injustices, they need to be called out in public too. The song is set to release by the end of June/early July. The song will be available on the band’s YouTube channel as well on Saavn and Bandcamp.
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.