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.
Band History: The Urban EarlyMen, formed in the summer of 2011, is an alternative band that draws its influence from, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, The Doors and many others that have an element of psychedelia. The band was formed after several line-up changes during the jamming sessions that lasted for more than 7 weeks before the final line-up was decided. the original line-up included Roshan Roy on the drums, Abhijeet Saniyal on the bass, Mridul Luthra on the lead guitar and Adityan Nair on the vocals. Later Siby Mathew, a dear friend of Mridul, was introduced as the rhythm guitarist and the band started jamming under the temporary name "the Chawla Band". Siby's introduction to the band encouraged the psychedelic influence in the music that the band made that primarily intended to be a funk/alternative band. After the band's first performance at The Summer Jam '11, bassist Abhijeet Saniyal left the band due to creative differences because of which Siby Mathew took up the bass guitar.
The name "The Urban EarlyMen" was finalized after considering each of our musical preferences, which coincidentally proved to be similar. All the band members share a common interest in old, classic rock songs, sometimes calling us as early men listening to songs on a tape record in a jesting way.
Members. : Adityan Nair – Vocals
Mridul Luthra – Lead guitar
Siby Mathew – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Roshan Roy – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals