Universal Music India signs the trailblazing Indian rock band Indus Creed for their latest and highly anticipated album ‘Evolve’, their first studio album since 1995. Indus Creed set the stage for what we recognize today as the definitive rock movement in India - unshackled, path-breaking, well-produced original music embodying the spirit of free expression and individuality. Known for their expansive and melodic sound, the rock band promise once again to raise the bar for rock in India with their latest offering.
‘Evolve’ is a truly global creation boasting some remarkable talent from across the world. It was recorded in Mumbai, mixed in Austin, Texas by Grammy-nominated mixing engineer Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, U2, Tears for Fears) and mastered in New York City by veteran mastering engineer Andy VanDette (Rush, Porcupine Tree, Beastie Boys). The album is scheduled to release later this month.
Indus Creed frontman Uday Benegal said, “This has been a labour of love…and blood, sweat, tears and more for us. We’re thrilled to be putting out an album together after all these years, and with the collaborations of such phenomenal talent like Tim Palmer and Andy VanDette. We are also very happy to be releasing it through Universal Music, who really seem to get our music. We couldn’t have asked for better partners all around.”
Managing Director, Universal Music, India & SAARC, Devraj Sanyal said, "I was a rock machine fan from the year they started and was their front row head banger before I formed my own band Brahma and shared the stage with them for almost 2 decades and continue to do so. So for me this is surreal. Indus Creed are the flag bearers of original’ rock music in India and they define what good rock music needs to be - lyrically, musically and vocally.”
Devraj Sanyal added, “Evolve is an album that ranks far above any of their earlier stuff and new songs like 'Fireflies', 'The Money' and 'Take It Harder' are destined to go beyond our shores very soon simply because it’s the best music I've heard in a long time. And we at Universal Music India are committed to roll out a red carpet marketing plan for this album besides we will endeavor to use the might of the Universal Music global network to take this album across boundaries.”
The award-winning band has a stack of historic achievements, one of the highlights being their jam with GN’R guitar player Slash at the launch of MTV India. They are also the first Indian act for whom MTV produced a Rockumentary’.
Indus Creed is composed of Uday Benegal (vocal, guitars), Mahesh Tinaikar (guitars), Zubin Balaporia (keyboards), Rushad Mistry (bass), Jai Row Kavi (drums).
3) The Money
4) Take It Harder
5) No Disgrace
6) Come Around
Evolve’ will be released on physical and digital formats later this month exclusively on Universal Music.