Pentagram is all geared up to Rock the city. Head to High Spirits to experience a mad, rocking, memorable night
Online show PentaTV, music album Bloodywood and lots of gigs -- 2011 has been a good year for Pentagram fans. And the four men -- Vishal Dadlani, Randolph, Shiraz and Papal have made sure that each gig they perform leaves fans asking for more.
Rock band Pentagram
"The new target we have set for ourselves is to conceptualise, film and release two more videos, and also start writing the next album over the next two months, even though we are pretty tour-heavy. Plus we want to make PentaTV bigger and better, too," says Vishal.
The band recently released the music video for the song Lovedrug Climbdown. People have been raving about the track since its release and Vishal is excited about the same. "It's got more than 11,500 views, which is huge. It's a pretty killer morning-after song. The hook, which is very much like a bar-room sing-along bit, sticks around pretty strongly. So, that would be the stand-out element, possibly."
For those who haven't watched the video, we suggest you do it now. An interesting aspect in every Pentagram video is the strong presence of animation. We asked Vishal why did they choose animation to express their views in the video Lovedrug Climbdown. "Sameer Kulavoor, the animator and video director, is a genius and a friend. We had shot a live action video with Babble Fish, but came to a dead end with that.
Sameer was doing some stuff for the Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival, and he stepped in, pulled out this magical rotoscopy concept, and spent the better part of six months doing it out of love for the band and the music. It reflects the spirit of the album and you can taste the Bombay element in it, so it's perfect," he adds.
The band will be performing in the city as part of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender pre-party gig. The festival is a multi-genre three-day music festival featuring Electronica, Rock, Metal, Folk, singer-songwriters and a whole lot more.
"We just finished a quick rehearsal for the Pune set, and I have no better idea now than I did before, as to what we are going to do on stage. We just ran through everything, all the albums, random songs we love and other stuff we haven't done for years and years. So, it will be kind of a rabbit-hat scenario," he concludes.
On November 4, 9 pm onwards
At High Spirits, Koregaon Park.