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‘Confused’ notes strung together

The popular Delhi-based band, Faridkot, says that their style is quite different, as their genre is confused pop. All the five members of the band, which was formed in 2008, belong to different genres of music and have together formed this new style of music.

music Updated: Feb 16, 2012 01:32 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

The popular Delhi-based band, Faridkot, says that their style is quite different, as their genre is confused pop. All the five members of the band, which was formed in 2008, belong to different genres of music and have together formed this new style of music.

“We started by playing covers. We used to pep up old classic Bollywood songs and perform them in a very Faridkot style,” says Akshay Raheja, who plays the keyboard with the band.

Raheja says that Faridkot has come a long way since its inception. The band has two albums to its credit and the vocals are in Hindi. “I agree that Hindi lyrics are a huge shift, but considering that most Indians speak in Hindi, it has become our strength,” says Raheja.

A regular at college fests in the city, the band feels that playing at such events have been their strength. “We created our presence by performing at college shows,” says Raheja.

Interestingly, the band shares its name with a district in Punjab, which, according to them, is just a coincidence. “A band member saw a T-shirt with the word, ‘Faridkot’. We thought it was striking enough for a band name,” says Raheja. So, have they performed in Faridkot? “We haven’t got a chance to. But we have been flooded with requests. We’re hoping to perform there,” says Raheja.

The response to the band’s albums has been great, with Laila and Haal-e-Dil being their most popular tracks. “We try and make every track different in its own way,” says Raheja.

Catch them live
What
:Faridkot @ Hard Rock Café
When: February 16
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, DLF Place, Saket
Timing: 9pm onwards Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar on the Yellow Line