Album Review: FuzzCulture’s NO
The Delhi electro-rockers start a glitchy rock ‘n roll party with debut
If you know how to start a party, you’re doing electronic music right. FuzzCulture, comprising guitarist-vocalist Arsh Sharma from experimental rock band The Circus and drummer Srijan Mahajan from rock bands such as Parikrama and Half Step Down, are doing exactly that with their debut album, NO. Like the title suggests, Sharma is angry, seething on the ode to fake friends that is “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” let down on the starry, glitch-influenced “Astronomy” and probably would be raising both middle fingers if he didn’t have to churn out the riffs. But FuzzCulture aren’t just working a formula of venting angst. Instead, they add pianos and mellow down a bit on “Promising Tomorrows,” set alight rock ‘n roll sounds on “Feeble Minds:Blank Faces,” “Hipster Smackdown” and even forego electronic arrangements on the punk closer “Raw Eggs.” NO. is for the kids who grew up listening to the likes of UK group The Prodigy and also love the chaos of breakbeats mashed with riffs.