• Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Buzz!

Digital Suicide Release New Single

Mar 02, 01:50pm

Assam-based protest pop trio Digital Suicide recently released their fourth single, '#NOSTATENOREST', featuring quirky yet intuitive lyrics incorporated into a pop groove. We spoke to front man Daniel Langthasa about the new single, and the band's talks with record labels for an album and music video release. 
 Photo Courtesy: Kaushik Jai Barua

Assam-based protestpop outfit Digital Suicide recently released their single ‘#NOSTATENOREST’, featuring quirky lyrics and satirical pop songwriting. The trio from Haflong are looking forward to releasing a slew of singles this year, with a music video and an album in the talks. “We have had a few record labels contact us,” frontman Daniel Langthasa told us, “But, we are not too sure if we will be doing that. We are currently in talks with Impahl Talkies and Giant Leap Records who wanted to do an album with us. But, the thing is we don’t want to record an album right now, and we plan on reocrding on the go and release music every week or two. And then, maybe do a compilation and select some songs and do an album, perhaps at the end of the year.” The band’s latest single features the outfit coming back together after a hiatus and penning down songs a lyrics with political inclinations, talking about insurgency and terrorism that infects this small district in Assam. “Our songs don’t have any real propaganda based agenda or anything,” Daniel said, “But we wanted a record to be there where people are actually talking about these conditions. Any other way, and people would probably not pay attention, but we are using this [music] medium so that we can express what is really on our minds.”

Notoriously famous for staying averse to studios and high production values, Digital Suicide recorded ‘#NOSTATENOREST’ with a bunch of mics hooked up to a laptop, keeping the organic feel of the music intact using simple tools available to them. As Daniel puts it, “Too many artists nowadays are focused more on production than anything else.” “When we jam and compose,” Daniel told us, “It is generally at a friends place, or sometimes in a jam room, and that is the most organic manner of doing it and we come up with most of our ideas there. But, when we go to a studio, its all structured and stuff; it doesn’t work. See, now that we have our laptop and soundcard, its very portable and easy. And our hometown being small and the weather being nice we can really go around an record anywhere.”

For the time being, Digital Suicide plan on releasing singles at fairly regular intervals. But the thought of an album seems to be a while away. At the moment the trio plan to play and write more music in their hometown, and work toward building a music scene from the ground up. “When I was in school,” Daniel told us, “There were six or seven bands, so it was a buzzing scene. I wouldn’t call it a ‘scene’ like you would. There was no fame or anything, but people were just happy to get their hands on instruments and play. Then it stopped for a long time since all this insurgency trouble started. So, I was in Guwhati for a long time and decided to come back to Haflong, because we wanted to play as much music in our hometown as we could. So that we can actually start a scene. Not just play music but also interatct with like minded youngsters who are into music and encourage them. And, I’m sure with technology like the internet a lot of things can happen.”

Stream '#NOSTATENOREST' by Digital Suicide below:

Facebook twitter Google Plus Pinterest

Leave a comment

Recommended Stories

Big Deal Releases New Track For Songdew's Free The Music Campaign

Selected as one of the winning artists for Songdew's Free The Music Campaign, Bangalore-based rapper and R&B artist Big Deal released his new track, 'Crash Course', on the Songdew platform. We spoke to Samir about the song and his future plans.

Feb 25, 2015 

By RSJ Staff  

From The Vault: Soulmate On Ten Stories Up

With Shillong-based blues band Soulmate finally releasing their album Ten Stories Up for download online, we decided to dig into the RSJ Vault and present to you the 2013 profile of the band.

Feb 21, 2015 

By Shomi Gupta  

Symbhav 2015 Kicks Off On February 20

The Symbiosis Law School in Pune are set to host their annual cultural festival, Symbhav, this year from February 20 to 22.

Feb 19, 2015 

By RSJ Staff  

Dosser's Urge Release New Single

Shillong-based rock act Dosser's Urge recently released their new single, 'Jinx', and announced the release of two more singles, and a music video over the next few months. We spoke to vocalist David Kom about the band's plans and experiences.

Feb 17, 2015 

By RSJ Staff  

Frame/Frame Release New EP

Delhi-based electronica artists Nikhil Kaul, a.k.a. Frame/Frame, released his sophomore EP, Pariah, this week. The EP features Nikhil in collaboration with percussionist Sahil Mehndiratta, experimenting with a little more upbeat and dancier sound.

Feb 12, 2015 

By RSJ Staff  

Rearview 2014: Festival Of The Year

The RSJ staff had a unanimous calling in listing down the festival of the year 2014, for 'Rearview 2014'. So, as we promised here is a review of the 2014 edition of the Ziro Festival of Music, topping off all other festivals with its music, decor, location, and rice beers. 

Jan 27, 2015 

By Shomi Gupta  

Rearview 2014: Most Memorable Moments

Looking back, 2014 had a great number of special and memorable moments that in their own way defined the Indian indie music scene; some great, some not so much. So, we decided to put together a list of some memorable moments that shaped the year and had us on the edge of our seats. 

Jan 26, 2015 

By Aditya Varma  

Rearview 2014: Top 5 Emerging Artists

2014 was more than a spectacular year for the Indian independent music scene with a tidal wave of young and innovative artists, a plethora of music festivals, and an amazing 365 days of pure music. In retrospect, the RSJ team have pooled in efforts to compile a list of some of the most promising new bands and artists responsible for the dynamic shift in the Indian music circuit's sound.

Jan 21, 2015 

By Aditya Varma  

Superfuzz Live at ReRock, Blues, Connaught Place

A review of the Superfuzz show for ReRock at Blues in Connaught Place on January 3, 2015.

Jan 09, 2015 

By Medha Singh  

Skyharbor - Guiding Lights

A review of progressive ambient metal band Skyharbor's second album, Guiding Lights.

Nov 24, 2014 

By Bhanuj Kappal  

Begum - Bagh

A review of Delhi-based, experimental indie rock/eleventh century sounds influenced three piece outfit, Begum's debut album, Bagh.

Sep 17, 2014 

By Karishma Goenka