Gig Review: Hologram 28
Despite a low turnout and tricky sound system, Mumbai-based electronica duo Hologram 28 performed with much enthusiasm at their debut gig
August 19th, The Drawing Room, Mumbai:Â The Drawing Room, a cozy little space above Bandra’s Smoke House Deli was near empty around 9.30 p.m., except for a few early birds and the Hologram 28 themselves, lazing around near their set-up. It was only around 11 pm that the small space was abuzz with regulars, friends of the duo act , and the occasional electro enthusiast. It was then that electronica duo kicked off their very first live set with an original [that remains as yet untitled] that immediately got the crowd’s attention. But it was their next track that had the audience really singing along. Complete with catchy beats and a pop-laden hook, “Zoot Suit” seemed like a crowd favorite already.
The duo, comprising Suprateek Chatterjee on guitars and Heather Andrews on vocals and synth, went through the rest of their 40-minute set with unwavering enthusiasm, not deterred by the compromised sound quality or the fact that they were playing to backing tracks. Whether it was the synth-heavy “Oh” or their more laid-back, minimalist “Come Alive,” Chatterjee and Andrews’ music rang out pleasantly above the drunken banter of the crowd. Perhaps a little more rehearsal would have gone a long way, but Hologram 28 did manage to keep the tiny crowd on its feet, something that might be considered a feat considering this was a Wednesday night.
Hologram 28 released their debut EP ”˜Happy Accidents’ last month. You can listen to the EP here.