Ioish and Celestial Teapot Announce Joint Tour
The Delhi post-rock band and Pune’s instrumental rock band travel to five cities this month as part of the ‘We Move the Big Sky’ tour to promote their recent releases
The year gone by has been exceptionally good for the ambient/post-rock genre [Ahmedabad/Pune/Mumbai act Â Aswekeepsearching will vouch for it] and it looks like 2016 has a lot of good things in store too. Next month, Delhi post-rock band Ioish and Pune instrumental rock band Celestial Teapot, will go on a five-city tour startingÂ February 17thÂ in Pune.
The ‘We Move the Big Sky’ tour will haveÂ Â Celestial Teapot promoting their debut albumÂ One Big Sky, alongside Ioish, who will play material fromÂ their second EPÂ We Move the Sky. The two bands are also roping in local bands to play in each city.
Originally meant to be Ioish’s launch gig with Celestial Teapot supporting, the bands worked together to book more dates in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Nashik. Says Celestial Teapot guitarist Nishant Karve, “Ashwin [Naidu, drummer] was in touch with Abhinav [Chaudhary, Ioish bassist] and Vaibhav [Bhutani, Ioish guitarist] about planning this tour together, after we got our first gig at Blue Frog Pune, we started approaching other venues.”
Chaudhary, who also plays bass for experimental rock band The Circus and electro-rock band SundogProject, adds, “We’ve never done anything like this before so it’s a cool experience but also really stressful.” The bassist’s idea was to have a show in each city geared towards instrumental, ambient and post-rock. While they’re being supported by prog band Riptide in Pune, Bengaluru post-rock band Farfetch’d is on the lineupÂ on February 19th, Delhi post-rock band Zokova provides supportÂ on February 24thÂ and Mumbai instrumental rock band A Mutual Question joins the billingÂ on February 25thÂ in Mumbai. They’ve added a final atÂ on February 26th, taking post-rock to Nashik with local ambient/prog band Mount Infinite.
Both Celestial Teapot and Ioish are playing in new territories on tour, with Celestial Teapot venturing out of Mumbai and Pune while Ioish head out of Delhi. Karve adds, “We’re going to have to be on our absolute best as we’re going to roll under the scanner for the first time in places like Bengaluru and Delhi.” While Celestial Teapot will play the eight-trackÂ One Big Sky in its entirety on tour, Ioish will include the EP and earlier material such as “The Essence of Being” and a possible cover of songs by electronic/post-rock band 65daysofstatic and UK prog band Oceansize.
We Move the Big Sky tour ft Ioish and Celestial Teapot
February 17thÂ ”“ Blue Frog, Pune w/Riptide
February 19thÂ ”“ Indigo Live Music Bar, Bengaluru w/Farfetch’d
February 24thÂ ”“ Summerhouse CafÃ©, New Delhi w/Zokova
February 25thÂ ”“ Blue Frog, Mumbai w/A Mutual Question
February 26thÂ ”“ Big Bang, Nashik w/Mount Infinite