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The Uncertainty Principle To Play Debut Show In Mumbai

The Delhi-based progressive rockers, one of the winners of Ray-Ban Never Hide Sounds Legends Nights, will play a mixed set comprising originals and covers

Rolling Stone India Nov 22, 2012
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They’re not exactly physics whiz kids, but Delhi prog rockers The Uncertainty Principle have managed to gain a following by staying true to their name. A set by The Uncertainty Principle conveys their main aim ”“ to write catchy, technical prog rock inspired by the likes of American prog veterans Tool, Aussie rockers Karnivool and alternative rock bands such as Incubus, Creed and Alter Bridge. “We started out as an alt rock band in 2010, but it soon became more progressive rock,” says vocalist Raghav Meattle, who insists that unlike most other prog rock bands, their take is that music “shouldn’t seem complex.” However, the process of songwriting, tells us Meattle, is long drawn out considering progressive rock structures. “Our guitarist sends over riffs he records on video, and another guitarist works on it until we get a point that we’re satisfied and then I lay down the vocals and melodies,” says Meattle.

The band has never had the chance to venture outside Delhi too often for gigs, and this will be their first performance in Mumbai. Their 30-minute set will see them perform originals such as “Through My Eyes,” “The Ghost Within,” and “The Question” as well as a cover of Tool’s “Schism.” “I’m missing an exam for this,” says Meattle, adding that the opportunity to perform in Mumbai and for one member of each of the five winning bands to collaborate with Mumbai rock vets Indus Creed’s Uday Benegal and Mahesh Tinaikar, to compose a song and record a video, could not have been turned down. “It’s exciting to work with a different band with a different approach to music,” says Meattle.

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The Uncertainty Principle will perform along with Street Stories, The News, 83 Miles Per Hour and Modern Mafia at Ray-Ban’s 75th Anniversary Celebrations at Lands End Amphitheater Bandra, Mumbai on December 1st. Veteran rock bands Indus Creed and Parikrama will headline the show. Entry Free. Event details here.

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