Turning heads and perking up ears since 2015, aswekeepsearching have been spreading their brand of positivity and hopefulness across the globe. The band started truly small - a home studio project founded by Uddipan Sarmah & Shubham Gurung, whilst they resided in the small city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. 2015 saw them come together with Robert Alex & Gautam Deb, and launch of the band's first full-length album titled 'Khwaab' (meaning dream). This moment was the start of a change in the Indian independent music circuit. With the music spreading like wildfire owing to its fresh and emotive approach, the band redefined the touring culture in India; taking their music to a multitude of cities locally and also embarking on their first ever overseas 5 city tour of Russia.
The extensive touring schedule of ‘Khwaab’ brought them their sophomore record ‘Zia’ (meaning light) – an 11-track album birthed from the shared experiences of the band. ‘Zia’ saw the light of the day in April, 2017 to great acclaim from both critics and fans alike. Expanding the sonic landscape, the band collaborated with like-minded artists on select songs, bringing Indian instrumentation such as Tabla, Sitar into their already diverse soundscape. This made for a unique and enthralling listen for a global audience – setting a standard for modern post-rock. The band went on to tour extensively; from selling out venues on their album launch tour to performing at premiere music festivals in India such as the NH7 Weekender and VH1 Supersonic.
In May 2018, the band embarked on their second overseas outing and their most ambitious expedition yet - a 15 city tours across Europe. Delivering critically acclaimed, hair raising experiences at notable post-rock gatherings like the dunk! Festival (Belgium) and Pelagic Fest (Germany), the band made a lasting impression on Europe. The band returned to India to begin work on the third album ‘Rooh’ (meaning soul).
2019 also saw the departure of drummer Gautam Deb, with the band’s long-time friend and collaborator Sambit Chatterjee joining the band. Intriguing and enamoring all that they touch with their sound, the band has joined ranks amongst the most sought after acts in the post-rock landscape. Having shared the stage with notable acts such as God is an Astronaut, Steven Wilson, 65daysofstatic, pg.lost, Tides of Man, sleepmakeswaves, The Contortionist, Plini and many more, only pays testimony to the live experience the band delivers.
Uddipan Sarmah on guitars & vocals
Shubham Gurung on guitars & keyboard
Sambit Chatterjee on drums & percussions
Robert Alex on bass
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