Kolkata Rock Band FIVE LITTLE INDIANS (FLI) Announce their debut album

Mar 3, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Five Little Indians(FLI) is a 5-piece rock outfit featuring two vocalists based in Kolkata (Calcutta), India.

Over the past couple of years, FLI have drawn up a delightful catalogue of what sounds like modern rock hit music. The five-track sampler available for listening online echoes Toad The Wet Sprocket, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Switchfoot. The band features two vocalists, Neel Adhikari and Sayak Banerjee each bringing a unique sound to the table. It’s not just strong harmonies – FLI also add in Indian classical vocals, courtesy Bannerjee which seem to work on few tracks and sound slightly forced on some. The very able rhythm section (Arko Das – drums, Sanket Bhattacharya – bass) holds down a tight groove, while also adding just the right flavour on tracks like the groovy ‘Screaming At The Sun’ and the hard-rocking ‘Go Back In Time’. They also get sensitive on the moody, beautiful ‘You Make My World Turn To Lead’. Guitarist Allan Ao perfectly complements Adhikari’s acoustic strumming with his intelligent parts and occasional rock god moments.

While FLI’s Myspace playlist features decent performances and interesting sounds all around, one’s left feeling that they can turn the production up a notch to sound complete on their full length release. That said, the band truly shines in a live setting. A recent gig at Bangalore’s bFlat saw the quintet belt out a two-hour set of originals, and they delivered on all counts.
Look out for their album towards the end of this year, until then dig into their tasty rock tunes on http://www.myspace.com/fivelittleindians