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Mumbai Glam Rockers Overhung Release New Album ‘Moving Ahead’

The band will launch their 10-track record at a gig tonight and head out on a nationwide tour next week

David Britto Sep 08, 2016
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Overhung at a gig in 2013. Photo: Prashin Jagger

Overhung believe sharing is caring. In the run-up to the release of their new album Moving Ahead, the Mumbai glam rock band treated their fans to a range of stuff on social media ”“ from a peep into the final masters via Facebook Live to images of mock CD covers and 2AM brainstorming. Not to mention the customary picture of the just-arrived cartons of CDs.

The four-member band ”“ comprising Sujit Kumar (vocals), Howard Pereira (guitars), Sheldon Dixon (drums) and Crosby Fernandes (bass) ”“ have been off the gig circuit for a while now, but with the release of the new album, they are looking forward to an action-packed season. The 10-track Moving Ahead is the follow-up to their debut EP Extended 4Play which released in 2012. The album was due last year but kept getting stalled because the band couldn’t settle on final mixes. They ended up re-recording some parts while Dixon stepped in as producer and also mixed the album. He says, “I’m not a trained sound engineer but I figured it out, and we just went ahead with it.” Adds Pereira, “Sonically, the album is in the space where we always wanted it to be, which is kind of arena hard rock.”

Artwork for 'Moving Ahead' by  Agustina Olivera

Artwork for ‘Moving Ahead’ by Agustina Olivera

Moving Ahead kicks off with a straight-up rock & roll song “Sex Machine,” which includes lustful moans over Pereira’s guitar solo, performed by a “friend of the band,” followed by the spacey “Insane.” The band show off their subtle side with the ballad “Waste” before signing off with “You Think You’re So Cool,” the shortest track on the record which packs in punk rock influences.

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With tonight’s launch gig at Mumbai’s Hard Rock Café Andheri, Overhung will kick off a nationwide tour before returning to home turf for a see-off show on October 13th.

”˜Moving Ahead’ Tour Dates:

September 8th ”“ Hard Rock Café Andheri, Mumbai

September 17th ”“  Moon and Six Pence, Chennai (TBC)

September 18th ”“  Blue Frog, Bengaluru

September 22nd ”“  Guru Bar, Goa

September 30th ”“ Hard Rock Café, New Delhi

October 6th ”“ Hard Rock Café, Pune

October 13th ”“  Hard Rock Café, Worli, Mumbai

Buy ”˜Moving Ahead’ on iTunes.

 

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