Bloodywood are an up-and-coming steel band out of India, the place they first made a reputation for themselves with heavy covers of Bollywood songs and a viral rendition of Linkin Park’s “Heavy.” Now, they’re creating their very own authentic music, and are incomes acclaim for his or her socially-conscious music and high-energy dwell performances,
The band made its US dwell debut in September at Louisville’s Louder Than Life competition, the place Heavy Consequence caught up with co-vocalists Jayant Bhadula and Raoul Kerr shortly after they acquired off stage.
As Bhadula advised us within the video interview above, the band wasn’t fairly ready for the rousing reception they acquired from their first American crowd as they ready to hit the stage. “We have been simply standing on the facet, and this big quantity of individuals have been simply chanting ‘Bloodywood,’ and we have been like, ‘Oh, that is getting actual actually quick.’” Kerr added, “Whenever you see help like that we’ve no alternative however to go from zero to 100 in a short time.”
In discussing the band’s evolution from steel parody act to legit authentic band, Bhadula advised us, “We may’ve simply made authentic music and put it on the web, however who’s going to [randomly] say, ‘I’m gonna take heed to a band from India.” As an alternative the group grew its fan base with enjoyable cowl songs.
With the discharge of their debut album, Rakshak, earlier this 12 months, Bloodywood proved that they’re a real steel band, delivering thought-provoking authentic music. As for his or her distinctive sound, Bhadula quipped, “I’ll summarize it: It’s steel tikka masala.”
Kerr added that their music is extra a few feeling than a specific sound. “Rakshak in Hindi means protector or guardian. One of many issues that evokes our music is the idea that music will be the difference-maker on the earth. … We’re doing it with the idea that music can convey emotion and make individuals really feel sufficient to do one thing about it.”
Elsewhere within the interview, Bhadula and Kerr additionally spoke in regards to the steel scene in India, the assorted social and charitable trigger they help, and extra. Watch the total interview within the video above.
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