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Hoirong Release New EP

Apr 02, 02:25pm

Delhi's lo-fi noise punk act Hoirong recently released a three-track EP, Old Newz, with acoustic renditions of the songs from the forthcoming full length album. We spoke to vocalist and gutiarist Kamal Singh about the EP.

Delhi’s lo-fi noise punk rock band Hoirong have just released a three-track EP titled, Old Newz, leading up to their upcoming full length album. “I think the album will take a month or two to release,” vocalist and guitarist Kamal Singh – currently based in Bangalore – told us. “Actually, by now I thought we’d have it ready. But, its taking a litle longer because Samar [guitars] has gone to Bombay now, and not everything is complete. Last time we were able to finish the album quickly because we were all in Delhi together. But, this one is taking a little longer, because there is a lot of back and forth of sending files. Its also difficult to get ideas together, because when we’re together we figure it out quickly.” The latest EP puts down three acoustic tracks, each one being a quirky take on recent events from around the globe. “There are three songs,” Kamal told us, “‘Dandi’, ‘No Problems Buddy, Better Luck Next Time’, and ‘Where are You?’. They’re all news actually, from when I was in Delhi. ‘No Probs Buddy, Better Luck Next Time’ is about the Modi elections and all the fucking hype there was for it. ‘Dandi’ was about this one time that I was watching some TV news channel, it went on and on. They were capturing this guy beating up a girl on the road, he was flinging her around on the road, holding her hair, and there was another guy with a stick who was trying to beat her. People on the road were watching all this and none of them did anything, and this fucking tv crew is shooting the whole thing. In broad daylight, in the middle of the street, and everybody is watching. Nobody’s doing anything. And then, they interview the guy after he’s done the beating. He said that he was a professor from some college nearby, and was talking as if he benefited the world in some manner. That’s the story of ‘Dandi’. Then there’s one called ‘Where Are You?’ which is about the Malaysian Airline plane thing – one which got shot down, and one that went missing. So they are basically three stories, or two stories and one reflection on life [laughing], you could say.”

Hoirong plan on releasing the full length album in a month or so, with the next gig set for April 26 in New Delhi. “We’ll play something from the EP now,” Kamal told us, “We’ll figure out how to do an acoustic set before the eletric  set.”

Stream Old Newz by Hoirong on BandCamp below:

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