As We Keep Searching
Up & coming artists
India - Pune
About the artist
AWKS Baswekeepsearching has been turning heads and perking up ears over the world for a while now, spreading a message of positivity and good times in a way only they can, while keeping their feet planted firmly on the ground.
Hailing from sunny Ahmedabad, Gujarat, formed in 2013, the outfit comprises of vocalist/guitarist Uddipan Sarmah, guitarist/keyboardist Shubham Gurung, bassist Bob Alex and drummer Gautam Deb.
2015, the year of the launch of aswekeepsearching's first full length release titled 'Khwaab', was the start of a change in Indian independent music. Intriguing and enamouring all that they touch with their sound, the band has joined ranks amongst the most sought after acts in the country. Their music is an aural painting, cathartic and unbiased, vividly colourful andinfinitely kind. From the first bar of the music till the curtain drops, it is apparent that the four members, fuelled by idealism and the drive to build something beautiful, are set out to move mountains.
The quartet brought AWKS ‘Khwaab’, and ‘Khwaab’ brought them ‘Zia’. The newest album, ‘Zia’ was conceived over the following year the band spent touring and promoting‘Khwaab’, and it is the culmination of their shared experiences –the wonderful, the bittersweet, the hell and high water has been funnelled into the eleven track album. The album also sees the use of instruments like the Violin, Viola, Cello, Sitar and the Tabla, having collaborated with like-minded artists on some songs, who've added their own unique colour to the bands soundscape.
aswekeepsearching have a plethora of memorable highlights, having performed at notable music festivalsacross india, some of which include all three editions of the NH7 Weekender 2016, Mood Indigo, Ziro Music Festival, and many more; sharing the stage with the likes of Steven Wilson, Incubus, Steve Vai, 65daysofstatic, Russian Circles, Caspian, Texturesand many more. The most engagingexperiencewas the launch tour for 'Khwaab'. Right after the album came out under the Russian record Label 'Flowers Blossom In The Space', the band went on a 5 city tour in Russia performing in venues like the St. Petersburg Opera House and the Red Concert Hall in Moscow, immediately followed by a 6 city tour in India.
With rave reviews of their second album ‘Zia’, the band touredacross Europe in May 2018, playing 7 countries over 15 shows which included dunk! Festival, Zottengem, one of the post rock’s esteem music festival. From their image, to their music, lyrics & energetic live performances, everything slots together with deft precision. They should be on your ‘one to see list’.