RIBBIT feat. Live Banned, Laxmi Bomb at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 09/17/2014 : 9:30 PM
  • Location: The Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Entry: Free
Live Banned was formed in 2011. Over 130 shows old, the Bangalore band has entertained audiences and hipsters across India with their humour, stage act, wacky costumes and a unique sound which fuses various genres, giving it a South Indian twist. Formed as a ‘live only’ band that parodied popular film and cheesy pop music with tight rock, metal and electronic arrangements, they evolved into one that gave equal importance to their satirical original compositions. Live Banned finally decided to bring out a full length album in August 2014 due to popular demand. The 7 track debut album ‘If you park here your tyre will be air out’, which also features the super hit, ‘The Auto Tune’, is full of social commentary, satire, South Indianised English, and a sound that brings the ‘mass’ and class together.

Laxmi Bomb is a newly formed electro-pop outfit from Bombay, in a place and time when the city had a better name and sang a different song.

The theme is reflective of those times and represented through a young woman’s imagery. A traveller of the many landscapes in a city called ‘H?’, the title of the debut EP. It meanders through ‘happy-hustle-bustle’ and ‘eerie calm’ in equal measure. With classic Hindi cinema motifs and pop-disco beats thrown in with candid measure.

They have featured in various pockets that include The Scene at blueFROG, MTV India Anniversary Special, the House of Vans edition at Sitara Studio and D’Bell. Not to mention festivals like Ragasthan and the Sony Music Conference in Kerala 2014.

Laxmi has also received her fair share of press with leading publications such as The Indian Express, Times of India, Bombay Times, Mid-Day, HT Café, NH7 amongst others bringing her story to the forefront. Here are some press links to peruse through:

Laxmi is unique and comfortable in her own identity. As the review in ‘Mid-Day’ put it, “a breath of fresh air in a city with its fair share of imitators”.