Tell us something about your band, its members and your influences?
A contemporary alternative progressive bans comprising of 5 happy guys from Dimapur, Nagaland. Alobo Naga as the front man, Fung Walling on Bass, Theja Khate on Drums, Dj Sumika on Turntables . We love bands like Incubus, Thirty seconds to mars, Muse, Toe,The Script and more...
What was the moment of reckoning or any incident which led to the formation of ‘Alobo Naga and the band’ as we know today?
Alobo Naga our vocalist was a solo pop artiste prior to the formation of the band, we all came together and played for him in one of his solo gig and then from there was no turning back... We are still together.
In music industry there are a lot of roadblocks and challenges which one has to face in a country like India, what kind of challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?
As any other artiste we had our own share of roadblocks and challenges. Initially finance was one of the main issue, we had to record our first EP "Painted Dreams" from a friends bedroom and did the vocals inside the Godrej Almirah :)
We did not even have our own proper jamming room, so we had to travel always with our instruments and PA system from one members place to another to practice after some period of time when the neighbours and parents could not take it anymore :)
Tell us what’s different about your new composition and the video?
With years of experience and playing together we have evolved more matured in every sphere, whether it is in terms of music,producing, compositions, arrangements, song writings etc. And having TIm Palmer, the Grammy Nominated Music producer/sound engineer collaborating with us on our songs, it gave a higher edge to our music.
We wanted to do something green & fresh with the video, so we shot the entire video outdoor here in Nagaland at Vihokhu Village,Niuland. The entire video concept was the brainchild of our director Prithish & Puja Chakraborty.
One lesson from your journey that you would like to share with other music enthusiasts/budding musicians out there, who are looking to start their own band!
If you have the talent, go for it... Work hard, pray and never give up,There is no short. Initially you have to be your own promoter, producer and manager. Make use of internet, Try to spread out or share your music, works as Much as you can. Don't wait for opportunities, make your own platform ...
Tell us about your next show and what all can we look forward to?
Currently We are working in the studio for our album and moreover our drummer is travelling to Myanmar and our Vocalist is going to Scotland for some shows. So active live music only after August.
How do you feel about being a part of TagMuse?
Thank you so much for having us, we are honoured and humbled.
Kudos to the entire TagMuse team for the wonderful job in helping the musicians expand our horizon.