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The Delhi hardcore band pays tribute to British TV show ‘Top Gear’ presenter Jeremy Clarkson on the song off their self-titled debut album

Nabeela Shaikh Oct 12, 2015
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Album artwork for 'Grammy Winning Effort' slated for release on October 15th. Artwork by Ejay Basford.

Album artwork for ‘Grammy Winning Effort’ slated for release on October 15th. Artwork by Ejay Basford.

Ask Delhi-based hardcore band Grammy Winning Effort how they would describe their own sound, and they call it “rock on overdrive, with strong hardcore influences on top of a solid rock & roll vibe.” If you’ve never caught the hardcore band live and revved up, their first single “The Roads” is a great taste of what you can expect on their self-titled debut album, slated for release on October 15th.

Penned in 2011, “The Roads” is one of the band’s earliest compositions, and has since then become a set regular. Says vocalist Dayus Madhan, “Back then, most of our compositions were either extremely power-packed, short and quick [like “Dead Horse Wagon”] or they tended to have long-drawn, complicated riffs. We decided to go with the prior style of writing and the first song to hit the three-minute mark was ”˜The Roads.’”

Conceptually similar to “Sheen like Charlie,” another track on the album that pays tribute to the candid, carefree [not to mention allegedly coked-up] ways of actor Charlie Sheen, “The Roads” is about British television series Top Gear’s presenter Jeremy Clarkson. “His [Clarkson’s] style of reviewing cars and his approach is something to behold. The way he says ”˜Speed! Power!’ or ”˜The Baby Jesus’ is truly fascinating. So we decided to write a song dedicated to him and his ways,” says Madhan.

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Stream “The Roads” below.

Tracklist for ‘Grammy Winning Effort’:

1. Midget Marathon
2. Keeper of the Sun
3. The Roads
4. Dead Horse Wagon
5. The Piglet
6. Drop Dead, Gorgeous
7. Meen Masheen
8. Sheen Like Charlie
9. I Care About Steve

Grammy Winning Effort launch their debut album on October 15th at Antisocial, New Delhi with Pangea and SundogProject. Event details here.

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