Posted on September 5, 2014 at 6:11 am

Music What's Happenin'

"Hourglass Inversion" takes on 'Vande Mataram' & announces new drummer!

There are certain bands that go against the typical grain.  The four member Pune-based alternative rock band, Hourglass Inversion, is one such band.  In India, there is no doubt that Bollywood music reigns supreme.  So, it is especially nice to hear of a band that is so unique and has been able to attract listeners to their sound.  Hourglass Inversion formed in 2008, recorded their first 2 originals in 2009, recorded their first video in 2010 and launched their maiden EP in 2011. Like many other music groups, the band has gone through several stages of evolution – getting better with time. Influenced by a vast array of artists, and with members talented in genres from sufi to metal, the band produces very unique tracks.  They have just released their version of Vande Mataram, with their previous drummer Amit Godse. Their rendition of this patriotic track is distinct because it merges alternative rock with classical elements, infusing new energy in the track that captures the youthful exuberance of our country!

Changing with the times is a must for a band to stay current.  Hourglass Inversion is proud to announce their new drummer, Arka Das. Arka has over 17 years of experience as a drummer. He has previously performed with various indie acts in Calcutta and Pune including Sweet Leaf, Easy Riders, Ganga Groove, Five Little Indians, Span, Ganesh Talkies.

The band, Hourglass Inversion consists of Amit Khadikar (guitarist), Rohit Vasudevan (vocalist), Hemant Aligi (bassist) and Arka Das (drummer). They have performed in Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolhapur and Kanpur as well as in the studios of Radio City, Chennai Live and Fever FM. They proved their worth when they won the Hard Rock Rising 2013 Regional Battles and went on to represent India on the Global stage, Battle of the Bands in Pune of 2012, and were among the Top 15 in Channel V Launchpad earlier in 2009. Last year, they were the only band to play at an IPL match in Pune, opening to a crowd of 40,000 people at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium.

There is now doubt that the time is now to listen to Hourglass Inversion!