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Interview Alluri

IT has been amazing speaking with Alluri…

about his new single, Don’t Lose Touch, and how he came to work with Glen Matlock. He explains how the former Sex Pistol found his work and whether they will work together again; what sort of gigs are coming up – Alluri tells me about a cool Spotify playlist that has come to mind.

I ask when music came into his life and what sort of material might come in the future; how he spends his moments away from music; whether there are any ambitions to fulfil before the end of the year – he talks about his Indian heritage and bringing that into his music.
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Hi, Alluri. How are you? How has your week been?
Been good. Thanks for asking. My week has been less busy than the last one. Perhaps some songwriting is in order

For those new to your music; can you introduce yourself, please?
I am bloke from Hyderabad in South India who fell in love with Rock ‘n’ Roll music. After my first album, Man of Truth, I had a crisis of identity and ended up recording my second album in Telugu, my native language, which is due to be released in its entirety in August of this year.

Don’t Lose Touch is your new single. What is the tale behind it?
I wrote this song in December 2016 with a friend. I was out of love with songwriting and I had to force myself to write this song. I am happy with what turned out.

Glen Matlock produces the song. How did you come to meet him?! Was it intimidating having a Sex Pistol in the studio?!

I was at home with my niece and nephew in November last year. I was playing the guitar one morning. On stopping my practice, my sister forced me to continue as my nephew had just woken up. I wasn’t too keen on playing so I thought I would scare him away by playing an acoustic version of Anarchy in the U.K. To my surprise, he started dancing instead. So, I decided to cover that for my gig at Transmusicales in Rennes.

A YouTube link to this half-Telugu, half-English cover of the song was sent to him via Twitter by my manager. Glen loved it and retweeted it. After this, he was sent a demo to Don’t Lose Touch which he liked so he ended up producing the song. We recorded it in Milan with Tommaso Colliva who had worked with me on my Telugu album. It was a fun process. It wasn’t intimidating. He was very cordial and easy to work with. In fact, after the first day in the studio, he asked me if he was too bossy. I said: “You are alright, Glen! If anybody can be bossy, you certainly have earned the right to be so”.

Do you two have plans to work together again? What did Matlock bring to your music?
We will be playing a gig in India on 1st August. He is coming over to India for the first time. Should be fun. In regards my music; he got a great bassline and a harder edge to the song by making the most subtle of changes. Perhaps we will record an album together. Who the hell knows!

What plans are there for more material? Are you working on stuff at the moment?
My identity crisis is done so I am back to writing songs in English. I have just finished recording three new songs with producer Adrian Hall in Surrey. These are new songs that I had finished writing in Jan this year. Essentially, I am working towards my third album so there will be some E.P.s on the way before that.

Do you recall when music came into your life? Were you raised around a lot of musical stimuli?
My father in his youth in the ’80s in India used to be an ardent listener of BBC Worldwide radio. So, by the time I was born, he ended up buying C.D.s of Classical music, John Lennon; Tears for Fears and Elton John. He, in fact, forced me into learning Western classical violin and piano at age four, which I didn’t take to very well.

Having been raised in India; do you take any elements from the music and people into your current music?
Musically, the sense of rhythm, at times, can be influenced by Indian music. Apart from that, the lyrics are written from the perspective of a well-travelled Indian man.

Will there be any live dates coming up? Where can we see you play?
I will be playing a gig in August in Mumbai and Hyderabad to promote my Telugu album. Of course, Glen Matlock is coming over for the Mumbai gig. Apart from this, if things go as planned, there will be gigs later in the year in England and Europe

Do you have any ambitions to fulfil before the end of the year?
To write about thirty more songs and do demos for them. Essentially, focus on songwriting for the third album.

Have you got a favourite memory from your time in music – the one that sticks in the mind?
Nothing really comes to mind – played a gig last week in London which Glen Matlock came to. So, watching him bob his head to my half-Telugu, half-English cover of Anarchy in the U.K. was pretty special.

Which three albums mean the most to you, would you say?
I am the proudest of my Telugu album. But, currently, the third album is what means most to me as I am in the process of writing it.

What advice would you give to new artists coming through?
Focus on the songwriting.

Are there any new artists you recommend we check out?
The music used on this documentary called Wild Wild Country has been a revelation to me. There is a Spotify playlist. I have been listening to that incessantly over the last few months. Great music and great new artists I found there.

Do you get much time to chill away from music? How do you unwind?
Cricket and cooking.

Finally, and for being a good sport; you can choose a song and I’ll play it here (not any of your music – I will do that
Green Point Reprise by Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind. Came out a couple of months ago. Cheers!

https://www.musicmusingsandsuch.com/musicmusingsandsuch/2018/6/24/interview-alluri

Alluri breaks boundaries

Indian artist Alluri breaks down cultural barriers with his first song in English.
As the famous quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow* goes, “music is the universal language of mankind”. Of all the artists we’ve come across in recent memory, few exemplify this quite like Alluri.

Alluri is a musician from Hyderabad, India who’s impossible to categorise, but his music is as grand and euphoric as anything you’d find from Arcade Fire. Just for good measure, he has a touch of Morricone thrown in too. Previously, Alluri has performed his music in the local Telugu language of Hyderabad. But latest track Don’t Lose Touch is Alluri’s first song in English, and it’s a strong indie-rock blast that sets a good precedent.

 https://freshbeats365.com/2018/05/31/listen-alluri-dont-lose-touch/

Alluri debuts new single “Don’t Lose Touch”

Alluri is a musician from Hyderabad, India, who’s impossible to categorize, but his music is as grand and euphoric as anything you’d find from Arcade Fire and has a touch of Morricone too. Other artists Alluri has been influenced by include Lou Reed, David Bowie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Morrissey, The Mothers, Francobollo, Fat White Family, Courtney Barnett. Today, Alluri is streaming his brand new single “Don”t Lose Touch”, which is now available to stream.

‘Don’t Lose Touch’ was produced by the Sex Pistols very own Glen Matlock after hearing Alluri’s cover of ‘Anarchy in the UK’ at the Trans Musicales Festival in France where he blew everyone away. Live, Alluri is a force to be reckoned with and Glen Matlock recognised his potential and got in touch.

Alluri on the song:

“I wrote this song after I fell out of love with song writing […] so this song is a re-affirmation of my love for song writing and being in touch with what you love doing and never losing touch with your spirit.”
Glen Matlock on the song:

“Out of the blue I was sent a whacked out version of Anarchy in the UK performed by Alluri in an Indian sub continent, that turns out he did to appease his nephew. That reason aside, I dug his version. I was then approached and played a demo of a song of his own he had written called ‘Don’t Lose Touch‘ which was obviously a work in progress, but it was something I felt I could add to and assist in bringing to it’s full potential”

 https://northerntransmissions.com/alluri-debuts-new-single-dont-lose-touch/

Catch the Indian indie rock sensation Alluri live at Tallinn Music Week 2018 World Music Stage

After the release of latest single ‘Naato Vastavaa’, Indian indie rock sensation Alluri is ready to unleash his music at TMW where he will be playing at the World Music Stage at Erinevate Tubade Klubi on Saturday 7th April.

Alluri is a musician from Hyderabad, India whose unique brand of indie rock is taking the music world by storm, one continent at a time. His music is as grand and euphoric as anything you’d find from Arcade Fire and has a touch of Morricone too.

Now working between India, the UK and Italy, Alluri has teamed up with producer/mixer Tommasso Colliva (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Franz Ferdinand, Muse) and Italian musician Massimo Martelotta, from cult ‘cinematic Italo-funk’ band Calibro 35, on powerful and unique music sung in the local Telugu language of Hyderabad.

Alluri’s latest single ‘Naato Vastavaa’ (‘A Trip’ in English) boasts his powerful vocals sung in his mother tongue Telugu and is led by a thumping drum beat with a euphoric brass section and retro keyboard sounds. Since its release, the track has been added to Apple Music’s A List: Indian Pop playlist and Apple Music France’s Rock playlist, as well as enjoying radio play from BBC Asian Network and Amazing Radio.

Alluri’s forthcoming album is set for release later this year. “My second album is very different from my first album in many ways and it was emotionally inspired by the first album,” says the musician. “After making the first album I felt as if I couldn’t truly share songs written in English with family and friends back home. I felt I needed to write songs in Telugu to re-infoce my Telugu idenity which I had neglected till then. All the songs came out in a burst.”

Live, Alluri is a force to be reckoned with. He blew everyone away at the Trans Musicales festival in France with his stellar cover of ‘Anarchy in the UK’ by the Sex Pistols. The cover got approval by the one and only Glen Matlock – bass guitarist for the Pistols – who shared the video on Twitter.

 https://tmw.ee/2018/03/catch-the-indian-indie-rock-sensation-alluri-live-at-tallinn-music-week-2018-world-music-stage/

Tallinn Music Weeki maailmamuusika õhtul esineb India indierocki täht Alluri

2.–8. aprillini juba kümnendat korda toimuval muusika- ja linnakultuuri festivalil Tallinn Music Week (TMW) peetakse muuhulgas 7. aprillil Erinevate Tubade Klubis maailmamuusika õhtu. See kontsert toob kokku erinäolisi artiste maailma eri paikadest, sealhulgas India indierocki tõusva tähe Alluri.

India Hyderabadi linnast pärit Shriram Alluri loomingus kohtuvad Arcade Fire väärilised eufoorilised meloodiad ja spagetivesternide heliribadele omane vunk. Lapsena klassikalise klaveri- ja viiulimängu koolituse läbinud Alluri muusikaline eneseleidmine toimus teismeeas koos The Smithsi, Joy Divisioni ja Dovesi lugudest innustunud kitarrimängu õpingutega. Nüüd jagab ta oma aega India, Ühendkuningriigi ja Itaalia vahel ning loob Briti vintage indiest mõjutatud muusikat oma kodulinna kohalikus telugu keeles. Muusikaspetsialistide hinnangul on Alluri muusika ühtagu tuttavlik ja algupärane ning seda on pea võimatu paigutada rangesse žanrilisse lahtrisse.

Alluri debüütalbum „Man Of Truth“ (2015) pälvis kiitust nii muusiku kodumaal Indias kui ka üleilma muusipressis. Käesoleval aastal ilmub Briti sõltumatu plaadimärgi Killing Moon alt tema teine täispikk album, mille valmimisel on võtmerolli mänginud Grammy nominendist produtsent Tommasso Colliva (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Muse, Franz Ferdinand) ja italo-funki bändi Calibro 35 liige Massimo Martelotta.

Märtsi esimeses pooles ilmus albumi eelmaitse-singel telugukeelne „Naa To Vastava (A Trip)“. „„Naato Vastaava“ on lugu armastusest ja poliitikast,“ selgitab Alluri. „Kirjutasin selle kunagi ammu, kui mu maailmavaade oli veel üsna naiivne. „Kindlasti tasub vaadata loo lüürikavideot, milles on minu kodukoha argielu päris põnevalt kujutatud.“

Peagi ilmuva uue albumi kohta ütleb Alluri Postimehes ilmunud värskes intervjuus järgmist:

„Pärast esikplaadi valmimist tundsin, et ma ei saa inglise keeles kirjutatud lugusid oma pere ja sõpradega tõeliselt jagada. Tundsin, et pean lugusid telugu keeles kirjutama, et tugevdada oma identiteeti, mille olin unarusse jätnud. Kõik albumi lood sündisid plahvatusliku hooga.“

Sütitava kontsertesinejana on Alluri üles astunud nii Inglismaal Cambridge´i folgifestivalil kui ka Prantsusmaal Trans Musicales festivalil. Viimasel esitatas ta ka Sex Pistolsi „Anarchy in the UK“ töötlust, mille salvestust jagas Twitteris ka Pistolsi bassimees Glen Matlock isiklikult. Nüüdseks on Matlock ja Alluri plaani võtnud lausa ühise singli salvestamise.

Alluri india-rocki kuuleb 7. aprillil algusega kell 23.40 TMW maailmamuusika õhtul Erinevate Tubade Klubis. Nimele kohaselt toob maailmamuusika lava artiste kokku igast ilma otsast – lisaks Indiale Portugalist ja Israelist, ent ka siitsamast Läänemere kallastelt. Kogeda saab nii Balkani muusikat kui ka afrobiiti ning malestrateegiate ja eksootiliste rütmide põrkumisest sündinud elektroonikat.

TMW 2018 maailmamuusika kontserdiõhtu piletid hinnaga 12 eurot on müügil Piletilevis, kohapeal saab osta pileteid hinnaga 15 eurot.

Kontserdile tagab pääsu ka TMW 2018 festivalipass, konverentsi ja festivali ühispass ning toetajapass. TMW passid on müügil veebipoes.

 https://tmw.postimees.ee/4479067/tallinn-music-weeki-maailmamuusika-ohtul-esineb-india-indierocki-taht-alluri

Tallinn Music Weeki maailmamuusika õhtul esineb Alluri Indiast

2.–8. aprillini juba kümnendat korda toimuval muusika- ja linnakultuuri festivalil Tallinn Music Week (TMW) peetakse muuhulgas 7. aprillil Erinevate Tubade Klubis maailmamuusika õhtu, mis toob kokku erinäolisi artiste maailma eri paikadest, sealhulgas India indierocki tõusva tähe Alluri.

India Hyderabadi linnast pärit Shriram Alluri loomingus kohtuvad eufoorilised meloodiad ja spagetivesternide heliribadele omane vunk. Lapsena klassikalise klaveri- ja viiulimängu koolituse läbinud Alluri muusikaline eneseleidmine toimus teismeeas koos The Smithsi, Joy Divisioni ja Dovesi lugudest innustunud kitarrimängu õpingutega. Nüüd jagab ta oma aega India, Ühendkuningriigi ja Itaalia vahel ning loob Briti vintage indiest mõjutatud muusikat oma kodulinna kohalikus telugu keeles.

Alluri debüütalbum “Man Of Truth” (2015) pälvis kiitust nii muusiku kodumaal Indias kui ka üleilma. Käesoleval aastal ilmub Briti sõltumatu plaadimärgi Killing Moon alt tema teine täispikk album, mille valmimisel on võtmerolli mänginud Grammy nominendist produtsent Tommasso Colliva (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Muse, Franz Ferdinand) ja italo-funki bändi Calibro 35 liige Massimo Martelotta.

Märtsi esimeses pooles ilmus albumi eelmaitse-singel telugukeelne “Naa To Vastava (A Trip)”.

Alluri india-rocki kuuleb 7. aprillil algusega kell 23.40 TMW maailmamuusika õhtul Erinevate Tubade Klubis. Nimele kohaselt toob maailmamuusika lava artiste kokku igast ilma otsast – lisaks Indiale Portugalist ja Israelist, ent ka Läänemere kallastelt. Kogeda saab nii Balkani muusikat kui ka afrobiiti ning malestrateegiate ja eksootiliste rütmide põrkumisest sündinud elektroonikat.

TMW 2018 maailmamuusikaõhtu Erinevate Tubade Klubis laupäeval, 7 aprillil.

 https://menu.err.ee/692104/tallinn-music-weeki-maailmamuusika-ohtul-esineb-alluri-indiast

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