Drown Silence is a two-piece rock band based out of Bangalore, started in 2013. The band consists of friends—Sharjes and Sam. Over the years, the two have been recording original music at Sharjes’ home, but have occasionally done live shows with friends Unni, Shiv, and Prasanna – including at Hard Rock Cafe, Bangalore and the Strawberry Fields XIX festival.
We have a strong DIY ethic with emphasis on original compositions. We record, mix, and master our own songs at Sharjes’ home, also jokingly known as Markham Asylum Studios.
Our influences come from a variety of rock and metal genres like hard rock, grunge, nu-metal, doom metal, post-rock, and progressive rock. We don’t really look at a song and think that it should sound a certain way. The songwriting process is very organic and we try to capture that in our recordings. We put in what we feel is right and sometimes the results are surprising. The songwriting process is kept open and eclectic. That is why when you listen to our songs, you’ll notice a variety of influences and we don’t shy away
from that diversity for the sake of genre consistent. All of us are mostly into rock genres, but there are a lot of sonic landscapes in rock and we traverse those paths like free citizens.
Our lyrics are influenced by experiences, both personal and of others, random thoughts, opinions, and day-to-day life. Both our music and lyrics are heavily motivated by the ideas that art can change the world and that one shouldn’t take oneself too seriously.
For us this band is an outlet of creativity and emotions, but it’s also us trying to come to terms with the world we live in.
We are looking to do more gigs, connect with the fan base, have some fun, make more music and drown out the silence.
Silence is not golden.
Drown Silence is:
Sharjes – Vox / Guitars
Sam – Rap / Backing Vox
Prasanna – Bass (live)
Shiv – Guitars (live)
Unni – Drums (live)