Six year old Sky Rabbit (formerly known as Medusa) defines their sound as electronic/alternative. A formidable quartet of Mumbai’s most gifted youth, Raxit (Vocals/Samples), Rahul (Guitar/Samples), Siddharth (Bass) and Harsh on (Drums) have stumbled upon something unique, merging electronica with indie and post-punk styles.
Sky Rabbit was one of four bands in India that was selected to be part of Soundpad, a project organized by the British Council, where they recorded two tracks with legendary producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Pink Floyd, The Verve) at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai.
In 2009 Sky Rabbit performed at the Great Escape Festival in Brighton and continued their UK tour to Cardiff, Oxford, Liverpool and London.
The new debut album, which releases on 10th Jan 2012 under the Virgin EMI record label, is a set of tightly constructed tracks that blend synthetic textures with more organic instrumentation, creating a sound that is bold, experimental and ultimately captivating & addictive.
Medusa (Sky Rabbit) struck me as being true and their music is contemporary and in some ways, reflects whats happening in the UK. I chose them for their attitude as well as their honesty.... they are living for their music and are honest to what they are doing.
- John Leckie, British music producer for Radiohead, The Stone Roses
The last couple of years have seen the new Medusa (Sky Rabbit) slowly climb the Indian indie pecking order and firmly establish themselves as one of the most exciting mid-rung bands in the country. They've played clubs in all the major gigging centres; gigs that are usually packed by a bevy of loyal fans. The musical aesthetic they've nailed down features fluid melodies powered by a post-punk, Kid A-era Radiohead-channeling dense guitar-samples.
- Arjun S. Ravi, Editor, NH7.in
Sky Rabbit's music is one frenetic, cardiac-juddering loop. Think sub-tropical Arctic Monkeys!
- Indrajit Hazra, Hindustan Times
A lot of Sky Rabbit’s music plays like, for lack of a better comparison, modern art… you’re free to interpret it as you feel.
- Amit Gurbaxani, Mumbai Boss
Leaving the past behind.. Sky rabbit soar into a sonic dimension of their own, making for you to revel and soak in.
- Luke Kenny
This solid debut, which defies categorisation, should be celebrated because not everything needs to fit into labels created by critics. Also, Anti-Coke Ganpati has great earworm potential.
- Lindsay Pereira, Editor, Mid-Day.com
Totally original and totally fun. Here’s a band who’s not afraid to be not understood.
- Heena Kriplani, Gibson Guitars
Clearly one of the Indian bands to look out for in the indie electro-rock space.Great sound, crisp vocals and smart use of guitars and samples.
- Narendra Kusnur, Music Columnist
The layered musical progression is made enticing by mystical lyrics and a playfulness that gently pushes the group’s repertoire.
- Mathures Paul, The Statesman
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