Black, a grunge/alternative band from Mumbai are all set to release their sophomore album ‘Mothered Land’. Having toured extensively across the country and played hundreds of shows to a varied audience, they are undoubtedly one of the most exciting indie bands In the country today.
BLAKC started of in 2005 when Shawn (vocals) and Anish (guitars) started jamming in St. Xavier‟s College. 2006 saw Roop and Shishir join the band on bass and drums respectively. In 2007, the final lineup change was Reinhardt on guitars. Since then we have played over 80 shows and competitions across ten cities in India. Shows with 50 people to shows with over 3,000 people like in Indore, Kanpur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Assam and Delhi.
BLAKC is only about two things, the music and the fans. Our music enables us to connect with an audience whether big or small. We have a brilliant show if we know the audience has enjoyed themselves with us. We only play our own music and have released our first album entitled „Choking On A Dream‟. The album has sold over 800 copies and has received some great reviews from HT café, HT Times and Rolling Stone with more to come.
BLAKC has always made an effort to keep in touch with our fans through the internet. Today BLAKC is reaching close to 9000 fans on Facebook, 27,000 hits on our online music profiles and is the #3 Alternative band in India and #1 in Mumbai on ReverbNation. The numbers and the rankings only mean that people are watching us, and that‟s all we want.
Choking on a Dream - BLAKC
“It‟s an okay first effort from a band that can do better, but the campus crowds will love this record, nevertheless”
- Deepti Unni.
“There‟s a no-nonsense „No, we don‟t wear rexin jackets‟ grungy sound to the band‟s debut album, Choking On A Dream………Despite it‟s weaknesses, Choking In A Dream is a worthwhile album from a band whose strength is sounding „live‟.”
- Indrajit Hazra.
2 and 1/2 out of 4 stars
- Luke Kenny
Also interviewed and reviewed in DNA, JAM Magazine, Asian Age, YUVA, Bombay Times, MiD DAY, IndianRock MP3, Chordvine, Split Magazine (last three online).
Control Alt Delete @B69, Mumbai
Leeway launch Party, Hyderabad
Republic day celebration at O2, Indore
Jhondale college fest-Dombivili
Tribute to the beast III- B69, Mumbai
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication-Pune
Blakc- 4 year anniversary @Blue frog, Mumbai
Distortion Festival- SIES Nerul
Octaves festival- VCET Vasai
Riot Act festival- SFIT Borivili
Hard Rock Café- Mumbai
Medi Caps Institute- Indore
Alternate Ego @ B69- Mumbai
Big Junction Jam festival- Bangalore (Palace Grounds)
Guitar.Inc Rock show II- Thane
Hard rock Café-Mumbai
Vh1 Spread the music-Candies-Mumbai
CRY Freedom concert-HRC-Mumbai
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