Win tickets to Delhi 2 Dublin
Road warriors Delhi 2 Dublin are back with a brand new album entitled Turn Up The Stereo and a return to the Commodore Ballroom on Friday, November 30.
The album features 13 new songs that reflect the diversity of their unique sound—challenging the definition of urban music by dragging it to the intersection of bhangra, celtic, dub-step, rock, and electronica. Turn Up The Stereo is also the philosophy behind the release. Says vocalist Sanjay Seran; "Sometimes we just need to drown out the noise of the world by making the music louder." Part of this process included a retreat to Bali where Seran, joined by electronics and percussion guru Tarun Nayar, violinist Sara Fitzpatrick, guitarist and sitar player Andrew Kim, and dhol player Ravi Binning, rented a house and jammed out on the material for a week. "One of the most enlightening exercises was the day we spent playing all our songs acoustically on a guitar. We'd never been able to do that with our material—it really showed us the strengths and weaknesses of the music. A strong song can be played with very little instrumentation and still sound awesome!" says Nayar.
One of the key contributors to the new album was multi-instrumentalist and producer Dave Sharma (Sub Swara, NYC). Wanting to up the ante on the electronics of the album, Sharma was a perfect fit. This album is also the first in which the band co-wrote with outside songwriters. In addition, violinist Sara Fitzpatrick added another dimension to the music not only with her violin, but with her voice. Her vocal harmonies add an ethereal twist to Seran's voice; a sweetness which is new to the band's studio sound.
The strong word-of-mouth for Delhi 2 Dublin's live performances has enabled them to build a loyal and continent wide fan base. The band has played several of the top festivals in Canada, the UK, and the U.S. and, in 2011, expanded its horizons to include performances in the Pacific Rim and Europe. A new album and new international touring opportunities all signal that originality and evolution are all part of the Delhi 2 Dublin experience. Described by one magazine as the "United Nations of rock 'n' roll", they have become one of Canada's most buzzed-about bands. This year will only see them enhancing that reputation.
- A pair of tickets to the show on November 30 at the Commodore Ballroom.
Contest Deadline: November 28, 2012 • Event Date: November 30, 2012