Prog Band Winterchild Scheme Gangtok, Kalimpong and Darjeeling Reveals This Week  

The Bengaluru act discuss new area topic and the procedure in which their tribute shows honoring Finnish rock band Poets of the Fall opened the doors for his or her celebrated song

Anurag Tagat
Sep 14, 2022

Bengaluru-primarily based totally prog rock band Winterchild. Describe: Priyanka Shenoy

A same old grouse within the Indian honest song dwelling is venues and promoters’ need for tribute bands and quilt acts to scheme crowds over bands taking part in celebrated song. Bengaluru prog band Winterchild are amongst americans who in discovering themselves, on the opposite hand, step by step walking the line between covers and celebrated song.  

Whereas they’ve been known to impact tribute shows to Finnish rock band Poets of the Fall [POTF] for years now, Winterchild acquire moreover been releasing their very acquire song, most recently inserting out their EP Never-ending Dream in 2021. Frontman Avishek Dasgupta has moreover launched his solo work aided by the band, with the Hindi song “Maula Mera Saath” releasing through Saregama. The band says about the significant label liberate, “The collaboration with the kind of big label has given us the chance to determine our song places and set up visibility on a platform like YouTube, which is in most cases very no longer easy to crack for indie artists without any backing.”  

There’s a 2nd liberate bobbing up through Saregama in a pair of weeks as properly, however sooner than that, Winterchild will head out to Northeast India for a lumber of four shows between September 16th and September 23rd in Gangtok, Kalimpong and Darjeeling. The band credits their POTF tribute shows as a “tall lever in gaining recognition” in various facets of the nation. “Whereas we possess POTF is unexcited removed from ‘industrial,’ it used to be a product that helped us manufacture some visibility that used to be really handy when connecting with the tour venues,” the band says in an electronic mail interview.  

They acquire been seriously thinking about these cities since the band members without a doubt feel there are “song aficionados attuned to a brilliant culture that’s rapidly disappearing from most metro cities.” The extra obvious influence came merely from having contacts within the dwelling. “We had some chums and connections, which helped us provoke conversations with the venues and within the end put collectively the itinerary,” the band says.  

For the upcoming Misty Mountain tour, on the opposite hand, they’re inspiring away from being strictly covers-oriented. There’ll be songs from Never-ending Dream and they’ll moreover debut area topic from an upcoming Winterchild album, Postcards from a Lonely Set up aside – their first beefy-length file – while there’ll moreover be “highly attractive covers” starting from KoRn to Killswitch Buy, Megadeth, Purple Floyd and Deep Red.  

Following these shows, Winterchild intend to determine a hiatus from gigs till next three hundred and sixty five days – Postcards from a Lonely Set up aside is being readied for liberate next three hundred and sixty five days and the band says a “renowned song streaming company” might perhaps well perhaps liberate its lead single in November.  

Bohemian gifts The Misty Mountain Tour toes Winterchild 

September 16th – Gangtok Groove, Gangtok  

September 17th – Gangtok Groove, Gangtok  

September 18th – Roxberry Café, Kalimpong  

September 23rd – The Buzz, Darjeeling 

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