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Friday Night Live feat. The F16s
January 11, 8:30 pm
The F16s are an alternative band hailing from the port city of Chennai, India. Their music echoes the melancholia that grapples with the mundanity of everyday life in a town that serves very little outside of itself. Lyrically driven, the ‘sound’ of the band rests in an arc that also includes acts like LCD Soundsystem, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz and The Horrors; beat-driven yet innately melodic. The band already has a couple of prior releases attached to them: a 6-song EP released in 2013 called Kaleidoscope, and a 2-track recorded in Brooklyn, New York called Nobody’s Gonna Wait.
The band has now released their debut full-length album, Triggerpunkte; a nine-song offering that was recorded in Chennai and Mumbai for over a year. Both lyrically and musically, the album meanders between reverb-heavy sentimentality and fast-paced assault. Triggerpunkte is a reaction to the band’s previous efforts where we explore the band’s identity. the outcome is a populist, experimental, healing, agitating, straightforward, highly polished, and multi-layered album.