Delhi-based psychedelic rock band Menwhopause’s Maybe Who Knows’, from their upcoming album Neon Delhi, features samples like traffic noise and public announcements from Delhi streets giving noise rock in India a whole new dimension. The song also features the changes Delhi has gone through in the recent years.
The band had previously released a single On a Boat which captured the hedonist nightlife of Hauz Khas Village. The song features YouTube sensation FAADU Rapper.
Neon Delhi is expected to release end-2016 under the band’s own label. ‘Neon Delhi is set in a city from the future; or maybe the past. No one knows really. Apart from that, the music has changed, buildings have changed, sounds on the streets have changed. Even the drugs have changed. Neon Delhi is not what it used to be.’ says the band.
The music is partly mixed by Grammy nominated Victor Van Vugt. (music producer for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds along with Beth Orton). The band calls the new album ‘more of a soundtrack really, to a short story or film, rather than an album.’
For Neon Delhi, the band has collaborated with some stellar musicians as diverse as a jazz pianist from U.S.A., Grant Richards and renowned Kamancha trio from Rajasthan, GFD of Sakar Khan’s lineage, apart from the poet-novelist Jeet Thayil and YouTube rap sensation FAADU rapper.
The band is well known in the Northeast music scene as they are closely related to the famous Ziro Festival of Music.
Listen to May Be Who Knows