Explosively Good

Bombs aren’t always a bad thing…especially with Laxmi Bomb.

If you’re into pop-disco beats combined with rustic lyrics, then you’ll be into music curated by this quartet, Laxmi Bomb. Coming from an umbrella thought by borrowing the Indian culture not unknown to anyone, Bollywood, they write their songs based on the continuous, little things in life; everything that happens day to day. Of course, you would already know that they’re from India, this Bombay based electro pop band comprises of drummer and principal songwriter Levin Mendes, vocalist Keegan Pereira, keyboardist Joaquin Fernandes and a newest addition DJ Major C.

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Laxmi Bomb (from left to right): Joaquim Fernandes (Keys), DJ Major C, Levin Mendes (Drums, Songwriter) & Keegan Pereira (Vocalist)

What is most interesting about these guys is how the band name came about. Yes, very ethnic name indeed, this ‘Laxmi Bomb’. Honestly, the name derives from a goddess named Laxmi which is also a name of a firecracker. It is apparently used during festivals to ward off evil. Even the artwork on collaterals and their logo represents their name with a woman’s ‘bed eyes’ (as I would call it) and a ‘bindi’ in between being a channel to everything positive – I like. In a more modern day explanation, the band members would like to think of a modern, rich girl that is loud, real with no make-up and confident – traits that represent them.

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A modern woman
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Taking on daily life
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Album cover design

While catching up with the guys at the Asian Connection in Laundry recently, they mentioned that they have released two EPs that are distributed by Sony Music India ever since they’ve come together three years ago. Since then, they’ve been on an upscale road with performances at festivals such as Ragastahan, Sony Music Conference in Kerala and Ziro Festival of Music 2014. Not only that, their album Hॐ, has been featured a few times on national television shows including ‘The Scene at Blue Frog’, MTV India, the ‘House of Vans edition at Sitara Studio & D’Bell’.

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Laxmi Bomb at Asian Connection, Laundry.
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Energetic.

 

If that’s not enough, their music video for ‘Major Major’ has been aired on 9XO (a part of 9X Media, India’s largest music television network) as Artist of the Month and also an exclusive interview appearing on Viacom’s CNBC TV 18 (India’s popular broadcast television channel). But this dynamite would explore further as they’ve also been featured in leading publications such as Rolling Stones India, The Indian Express, Times of India, Bombay Times, Mid-Day, HT Café, NH7 amongst many others.

Moving forward, Laxmi Bomb has a bright future ahead of them with more EPs to be released. Their comments when asked what they will be doing after the performance that night?

“Head back, head to the studio and work on more songs and put new stuff out there. Promote the band and putting ourselves on a new verge.”

Explosive?

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To find out more on Laxmi Bomb or to listen to their music, log on to www.laxmibomb.com

 

Esther Chin

Thalassophilian. Wanderluster. Lovable ice cream monster. Martial arts newbie.

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