Big Fish for November - Sifar
After being nominated for the 'Best Rock Band' at the Artist Aloud Awards in 2012, and being awarded '2nd Best Rock Band' in South Asia in the Indiego Music Awards in 2011, Sifar takes centrestage on Myopusradio.com as our Big Fish for the month of November.
This is going to be a month for straight up modern rock, without any frills and fusion. All month long, we focus on a band that really focuses on their music. Hello Sifar!
Amit Yadav - Vocals / Guitars / Songwriting / Synths / Programming
Yapang Lemtur - Bass / Backing Vocals
Deepak Singh - Drums
Anshul Bansal - Songwriting
Sifar was formed in 2008, when Amit recorded his version of one of Anshul's songs. Until this point, they had tried finding the right band and artists for their songs, but without much luck. Anshul loved what Amit came up with and they decided to upload the song on the internet. They soon started gathering an audience online.
Encouraged by the response, Amit decided to pursue music production professionally and enrolled in a music production course run by renowned music producer and composer Gaurav Dayal at Beatfactory Academy. After completion of the course, Amit started producing songs again in late 2009. By the end of 2010, Amit and Anshul had, together, written 10 new songs, which Amit had arranged, performed and produced at his home studio. They continued publishing the songs online on their website on a regular basis. Eight of these songs were also published in the popular computer technology magazine Digit's Annual Issue in December 2010.
By the end of 2010, Sifar had started performing live as well. The live lineup included Deepak Singh on Drums, Yapang Lemtur on Bass, and Nikhil Auluck on Guitars in addition to Amit on Vocals, and Guitars. They have performed at some significant venues in India like IIT Roorkee, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Patna, ISB Hyderabad, and have also performed on Delhi's popular radio stations HIT 95 FM, Radio One 94.3 FM and Radio City 91.1 FM.
At the start of 2011, Amit started recording the songs at Beatfactory Music studio. As with previously home recorded demos, he continued to perform and record vocals, guitars, and synthesizers himself in addition to handling the arrangement and production. Drums were now performed by Deepak, and Bass Guitar was now being performed by Yapang. They released a three track EP in June 2011. One of the songs from the EP got featured in the August 2011 edition of the Rolling Stone (India) Magazine. The band released their first full length album, titled '1' in October 2011.
In November 2011, the band got nominated for "Best Rock Band" category in the IndieGo Music Awards. Other nominations from the same awards included the song "Main Jaaonga" nominated for "Best Rock Song", Amit got nominated for the "Best Rock Vocalist" category, and the song "Gunah" got nominated for "Genre Bending Song" category.
Now, the band is working on their second album, which will be released sometime in the first half of 2013. Stay tuned for updates on that, as we have all the latest news coming up for you exclusively on Myopusradio.com!
Sifar is all about good music and mind-blowing artwork! For more of their work, check out: http://www.reverbnation.com/sifar
The Delhi rockers recently released the music video for a new single titled "Shaitan" from their upcoming album titled '2'. The video features is greatly influenced by the style of graphic novels, and is pretty darn impressive! Watch it here:
Check out our exclusive interview with Amit Yadav here!
Stay tuned to Myopusradio.com, our EXCLUSIVE Big Fish channel and the updates on the Big Fish page for more on the band, the new album, their members and much, much more! All coming up, right here for you!
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