A few months after Uday Benegal’s ’90s rock band, Indus Creed, made their return to the stage, the group is already contemplating recording their now debut album. Playing their first city gig in 2011, Benegal says the new band repertoire is already improving.
“From our first gig till now, we have a setlist of five songs that we have written with the new line-up. We are hoping to get at least 20 new tracks that we can begin recording with,” says Benegal, who hopes to hit the studio by April this year.
Besides their old songs like Trapped... and melodic Pretty child..., Indus Creed’s five new stage tracks include Goodbye..., Naked sun..., Take it harder..., The Money... and No disgrace....
Till date, Indus Creed has released three albums before they disbanded after their latest self-titled album released in 1995. The band had released their albums with major record labels at the time, which have either withered away now, or gone commercial.
“We aren’t in a hurry to release an album. We are still working out the perfect distribution model. Labels are done and online seems to be it. It’s sad that India doesn’t have something like iTunes where we can make sure our music has a wider reach if we choose to release it online,” rues Benegal who hopes that the nation’s musicians get a similar platform, and has set a July deadline for the new album.
In the meantime, Benegal promises a few surprise collaborations onstage at their gig tomorrow at Blue Frog. “You have to be there,” he invites.