#IndieGoesInternational: Jet Set Go
More artists who are making a mark in international touring
The Ska Vengers
It’s no surprise that reggaeÂ troublemakers the Ska VengersÂ have picked up plenty of fans inÂ Europe, but in April, they snagged a slot at theÂ Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Brisbane in Australia. Things are only about to level up from there,Â considering they head to Alchemy Festival in London andÂ then to the WOMAD festival in Caceres, Spain this month.
Parekh & Singh
The Kolkata dream pop duo made their international debut lastÂ year, after the successful re-release of their debut album Ocean via U.K. label Peacefrog, landing on British shores for a fewÂ festival and club shows. With their second album being readied,Â we can imagine there’s bigger appearances in store.
Fresh off getting signed to East West Records (owned by Warner Music U.K.)Â and releasing three solid singles which introduced him toÂ newer audiences, D’Souza often shuttles between MumbaiÂ and London, and performs regularly in both parts of theÂ world. Coming up in May are Live at Leeds Festival, TheÂ Great Escape in Brighton and a club show in London.
Shadow and Light
After the release of their third album Sabar in March, theÂ fusion duo comprising Anindo Bose and Pavithra Chari setÂ their sights on the U.S., embarking on a five-week run of shows that took them from Boston to New York to ChicagoÂ and performing with the Berklee Indian Ensemble. TheyÂ wrapped up in early May with shows in Seattle.
They may have already played their final show in India, butÂ Mumbai extreme metallers Demonic Resurrection’s final tourÂ actually takes place in the U.K. Gathering momentum ever sinceÂ they were signed to Candlelight Records in 2010 for albums suchÂ as The Return to Darkness and The Demon King, D.R. willÂ perform in 10 cities.
Most bands prefer the U.K., Europe andÂ North America for summer, so it’s noÂ surprise that Mumbai brutal death metalÂ band Gutslit have plotted their Asia tour later in the year, when the climate’s just aboutÂ bearable. Between September and October, they head outÂ to 11 countries, including Vietnam, South Korea and Japan.
Now that all visa and work permit issues stay sorted for a while, prog rock/metal band Skyharbor are going from strength toÂ strength. After wrapping up their tour supporting American progÂ band The Contortionist, they’re heading out to seven cities through May, joining Japanese ”˜Kawaii’ metal biggies Babymetal.