Bandish collaborates with Pete Lockett for second album

Mumbai: Popular Indian rock band Bandish is out with its second self-titled album, for which it has collaborated with popular English percussionist Pete Lockett.

"We are very happy that Pete has worked on this album. He is one of the best in the world and the track `Bandish` on which he has worked has come out to be great," band member Chris Powell told reporters.

The band has also collaborated with Bollywood singers K.K. and Krishna Beura for the album.

When asked what took them more than two years to come out with their second album, Powell said: "The album was ready almost one and a half years back but so much was happening in the country, like Mumbai attacks, recession, multiplex strike and other issues that we thought we should wait for a better time to release the album."

"I feel that was indeed a blessing in disguise for us as we ended up making very constructive changes to our songs and they sound much better now," he added.

The album has a mix of various musical flavours like rock, sufi and folk and the language is Hindi

Bandish was formed in 2005 by Powell, who was earlier associated with the band "Euphoria" for several years.

So, any plans of getting into films, something a lot of bands are doing nowadays?

"We are not averse to it but right now our focus is our albums and shows. We would like to do a film only if we get our freedom," he said.



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