Laxmi Bomb hits up Bengaluru with an attitude you can’t miss

Anagha M Published :  07th April 2017 07:00 AM   |   Published :   |  07th April 2017 07:00 AM

LaxmiBomb. PC: Toto Nandy and Krishnaa Artisto

The music of Mumbai-based Laxmi Bomb is not easy to ignore, “It is street lingo, b*tch-slapped onto the dirtiest of Indian tunes for a bass-heavy electronic music experience filled with some X-rated fun,” explains vocalist Keegan Pereira. The band, with Levin Mendis on drums, Major C on the console, Joaquim Cosmos on the synthesiser apart from Keegan, encapsulates the sound of the streets of Mumbai. They perform live the coming Thursday at the Unscene/Indie event with the bands The Family Cheese and Signal W.

Laxmi Bomb has performed at indie music festivals like Nariyal Paani, Ragasthan and Ziro. The band’s early music was a throwback to the ’80s in Bollywood and moved on to ’90s with folk/retro-tunes. With tracks like Run D, Dhirty-One, H-om and Mah’Bharat, their tongue-in-cheek nature does not go unnoticed. Joaquim cites the track Babylon 3D from the latest EP, Best of 2016, as their favourite tune, “Largely because of its wordplay and the 16-bit video game style of score mixed with modern electronica. The song in itself has so much energy, when you hear it live with the visuals, it gives you an adrenaline rush just like a video game.” 

The band loves the energy in Bengaluru and has played with local bands like Space Behind the Yellow Room, Old Jungle Saying and Swarathma. Their new music, which is what they will be playing at the gig, is a take on the early 2000s. “I’d say the album is FatBoy Slim meets Javed Jaffery,” Keegan sums up.

Rs. 300 upwards. April 13. At The Humming Tree, Indira Nagar, 9 pm. Details: 9886618386