Split is a bunch of old friends, a quintet of drinking buddies, and musicians that know how to floor a tune. They formed in 2001 and, after the usual rock 'n' roll roulette of line-up changes, broken strings, lost equipment and assorted mishaps, settled on the perfect formula for chaos. With Garreth on vocals,
Mel and Aviv on guitars, Shekhar on bass and Nigel on drums, Split’s music has conquered stages, hearts, and minds across the country.
Split has played the pants off festivals like 'Independence Rock' & 'GIR' (Mumbai and
Delhi) more than once, not to mention 'Eastwind' & 'June Rock Out' .They have also
been featured on GIR's Volume X and twice on India's premier Indie Unmetal
Some of the other performances include The Jack Daniel Annual Rock Awards, IIT -
Delhi and Bombay, Mood Indigo, Yamaha Roxx, RSJ Pubrockfest, Channel V- Launch pad.
Split's music is equally about conflict and resolution. A slick construction of wit and drunken wisdom, with baritone bass and pounded drums that chase edgy guitar riffs and screaming solos right down to a breakdown of nuclear proportions. The themes range from the epic to the mundane; from slimy evangelists to train travel, from revolution to becoming 'adult', and from existential angst to the eternal favourite - a broken heart. At the end of 2008, the band took what turned out to be an extended break, during which all 5 members pursued various other paths, musical and non musical.
The band is now back with a vengeance, and with a steady supply of new ideas, old grouses, and 7-year vatted rum.