Imphal Talkies n The Howlers
These guys are a Folk-Rock band from Imphal, formed in the summer of 2008. The band is now based in New Delhi. ‘Imphal Talkies’ is actually the name of a cinema theatre in front of Kangla fort which used to screen only ‘A’ rated movies, which in a conservative society like Manipur and in a small town like Imphal, was ahead of the times. Deriving their name from the theatre, the band members write lyrics contemporary or ahead of their times and get invitations to perform not only in music concerts but also during public protest. The band mostly performs protest songs against Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, and atrocities towards minorities. The band is bilingual, performing in both, English and Manipur. Their genre is a mixture of Hindustani, Folk Rock and Alternative music. Currently the band is working on their second full-length album titled “When The Home Is Burning”.