Unlike their laidback sound and almost sluggish stage presence, the boys from popular city band, Sky Rabbit, are quite an energetic lot off stage. Earlier this month, their frontman Raxit Tewari launched his solo project, Your Chin, by releasing a four-track, untitled EP. Now, lead guitarist Rahul Nadkarni is taking his side project, an ambient-electro act titled Snowshoe, public. He will be playing a 45-minute set at Live From The Console tonight.
Besides featuring the same musicians and similar dreamy music, another thing that links the three acts is their idiosyncratic monikers. Nadkarni, who confesses he has never seen snow, says that he wasn’t trying on a new pair when he thought of the band name. “The words just bring together this image in my head that I like — that of vast space,” he says, adding, “It’s also got other meanings. It’s a kind of cat and a rabbit, but that’s got nothing to do with why I chose the title.”
Nadkarni has previously performed at Cool Chef Café, though this time he will be joined by his Sky Rabbit drummer Harsh Karangale on stage. “This music didn’t fit Sky Rabbit’s sound. This is more abstract and instrumental,” he says. The electronica act was born out of random experiments at home. About his loop-station-driven gig, he says, “It’s a result of hours spent on Ableton (a music production software). I used a bunch of guitar pedals and keys to create these melodies.”
At the concert, he’ll play songs such as ‘Spacebird’, ‘Fondly’ and ‘Anteroom’, which are already on his Soundcloud page. “One song flows into the other. So once I start, I won’t stop,” he says. Another emerging act to look out for is electronica outfit, ViceVersa, comprising Manas Ullas and bassist/ funnyman Rohit Pereira, better known as P-Man. The two will play their brand of drum ‘n’ bass tonight.