February 21 | 14:45 - 15:25
Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
The Vinyl Records (aka TVR), is a four-piece all girl band based in New Delhi that came together in February 2010. The band was formed by Banu, Minam and Mithy, all from Arunachal Pradesh. The final touch to the band came when they were joined by the present vocalist and keytarist Cheyyrian Bark from Assam in January 2011. The band has never looked back ever since taking the Indian indie music scene with a storm!
Taking cues from musical inspirations such as CSS, Joan Jett, The Clash, The Strokes and the B-52’s, TVR love to put on a show! The band has been making a whole lot of noise all their own, exciting the ears of Times of India (front page story), Rolling Stone India, RSJ, Tehelka, NH7, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire magazine editors (all of whom have featured TVR on their pages) in the process.
TVR debuted on the bigger Indian indie scene with a performance and feature on MTV India’s F1 Rocks show in 2011. They were also among the 15 finalists of Ray-Ban Never Hide Sounds, a major nationwide music talent hunt, in 2012. They have performed at premium concerts such as the Ziro Festival of Music, Puma Loves Vinyl, The LOUDEST Gig in Delhi, etc. In June 2013, TVR represented the state of Arunachal Pradesh in a 7-states-7-songs anti-drug compilation called 7X7 with their track “Coco Bomb”.
Their debut 4-track EP “Whims” was released at Ziro Festival in September 2013 to super reviews following which TVR have performed at the NH7 Weekender Festival Pune, the GoMAD Festival Ooty and the North-East Fashion & Music Festival Delhi. They were also selected as one of the performing artists for the Vans FRESH Off The Wall music discovery series and has performed at the India Bike Week Festival Goa in January 2014. TVR has also been voted among the top 3 bands for the Red Bull Tour Bus national tour.
The Vinyl Records has signed with Metal Postcard Records, Hong Kong, and released “Ready, Set, Go!” their first single for the international market on 7” vinyls and various digital platforms making their brand of Indian indie music available globally. A video for the same is out as well.
The band also recently successfully crowd-funded another video for the title track from the EP “Whims”. It’s expected out soon. TVR recenl performed at Control ALT Delete 6.0, Mumbai’s entirely crowd-funded concert, The North-East Music Festival and Delhi Day Concert in Delhi and at The VANS New Wave Musicfest in Goa. The band recently also performed at the Red Bull Weekender Music Festival in Sweden along with two more club gigs across the country.