[L-R] Vivek Singha, Tanay Kasera, Daanish Kabir and Terence Pascal of Circle of Fifths.
The latest band to hit the instrumentalÂ rock circuit is Mumbai-based quartet Circle of Fifths,Â with their second single “Aura”. TheÂ band’s 2015 debutÂ releaseÂ “Drizzle” was an entirely acoustic guitar-driven track,Â but onÂ “Aura”,Â theyÂ seemed to have settledÂ into their sound [and lineup] with the addition of drummer Terence Pascal, who joined in October last year. The band itself was formed in 2013. Says bassist Daanish Kabir,Â “This song is one ofÂ theÂ tracks that has all the elements of our common influencesÂ like [prog artists] CHON, Plini, Polyphia and Animals As Leaders.”
The four-and-a-half-minuteÂ single””which is equal parts bright and heavy””mashes up classic alt-rock riffs with metal-style breakdowns andÂ a heap of guitar noodling reminiscent of erstwhile alt metallers Goddess Gagged.Â Penned by guitarists Vivek Singha and Tanay Kasera, “Aura” was born out of a hit-and-miss jam almost three years ago, but was only recently recorded after Circle of Fifths managed to put together a steady lineup.
Recorded at Refractor Studios byÂ guitarist and producerÂ AdhirajÂ SinghÂ [fromÂ Pune-based experimental metal bandÂ Noiseware], “Aura” is theÂ first glimpse of the band’sÂ upcoming full-lengthÂ albumÂ Phases, which is slated for release next month.Â Says Kabir,Â “WeÂ named itÂ PhasesÂ because everythingÂ [each of the tracks]Â has a different vibe to it.Â None of the songs areÂ interconnected with another.”
Listen to “Aura” below.
Aura(Circle of Fifths)