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Hyderabad-born, London-based art-rocker Alluri released debut album Man Of Truth last year, and has just unveiled new single “Texture Composure’ (Laughter & Joy)”. With the promise of more to follow, we got some quick-fire questions in to find out more in his first interview.

This is my first interview.

2016 – what is your goal?
To keep my sanity.

Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
No. There is nothing new about a new year.

What was the biggest lesson you learnt in 2015?
To have more fun and relax on a daily basis.

What was the musical highlight of 2015?
Played my first gig in London.

Who are you excited to hear from in 2016?
Last Shadow Puppets.

Tell us about the record you have just released…
They are the best songs I have written so far. Give the album a listen and turn the volume up real loud!

If you had to pick three artists to be filed next to, who would they be and why?
Lou Reed, Morrissey, Nick Cave – from a similar lyrical pantheon.

What inspired the record?
My obsession with song writing which seemed to have deserted me after making the record.

If the record were an animal, what animal would it be?

Define your sound in five words…
RnR from an Indian perspective or RnR with Indian family values.

If you could jam with one artist alive or dead, who would it be?
Lou Reed.

If you could have written one song by another artist, what would it be?
“Passenger” by Iggy Pop.

Someone is making a film of your life, who will play you?
An elephant.

Lastly, tell us one thing you have never revealed in an interview…
This is my first interview.

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