Mumbai-based experimental pop band Ferry Tales. Photo by Sanket Agarwal.
September 20th:Â At their weekly afternoon cookout event, Pune’s popular music venue High Spirits witnessed yet another buoyant affair of live music,Â a sumptuous buffet,Â and gathering of cheerful, drunk young guns. Sunday saw a performance by Bombay based pop/rock actÂ Ferry Tales and electronica trio Krazy Electrons.
Playing their first out-station gig, Ferry Tales’ Â merry set consisted of tunes from their upcoming debut EP There She GoesÂ and a pitch-perfect cover of Pharrell Williams’ chart topper “Happy.” Vocalist-guitaristÂ Akshay Dakhane’s soaring vocals, clubbed with lead guitaristÂ Nischal Chaubey’s AAL-esque tapping solos and a groovy rhythm section by Siddhant Vetekar on bass and Nilay Singh on drums kept the crowd captivated throughout theirÂ exhilaratingÂ sixty minutes set. Ferry Tales ended their set with “There She Goes” and “Infinite Love.”
Returning to Pune for the fifth time, with influences ranging from Infected Mushroom, The Prodigy, to A.R. Rahman and Amit Trivedi, Krazy Electrons, started their set with the bass-heavy “Out with the Crazy,” which sent the crowd into a tizzy. The ethno-drum n’ bass act is the brainchild of Chaitanya ‘Chatty’ Bulusu, with Anand Bhaskar onÂ vocal/guitars and Ajay Jayanthi on vocals/violins [both from Anand Bhaskar Collective]. The high-energy set consisted of songs from their debut album This and That, including set-regulars “Coexistence is Inevitable’, “This and That,” along with songs from their unreleasedÂ sophomore EP. AÂ rendition of “Urvashi” [from the 1994 film Humse Hai Muqabala], got the crowd jumping in sync with the band, which brought the afternoon to an explosive end.
All photos by Sanket Agarwal.