They are just a year-old and have already won 17 band competitions including three IIT fests across the country. Mind EraseHer, a band from South City College in Kolkata, has also left its mark in the Odisha band circuit. It has been a regular in college band events not just in Bhubaneswar, but other parts of the state as well. They have performed at annual college fests of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Burla, Hi-Tech Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, and clubbing events at the The Rain Club in Cuttack.
The band comprises Prince as the singer, Kaushik aka Neil in vocals and guitars, Palash aka Paul on bass and Rajashri aka Rejjie on drum sticks. While Prince and Neil are third-year students of South City College, Paul is in his second-year and Rejjie in first. Their genre is ‘rap metalcore’. Prince and Neil who were childhood friends, used to jam together for hours. “We both were previously engaged in a few projects and later decided to form a band with a new genre which lead us to the discovery of rap metalcore. Rejjie and Paul joined us and we finalised the band last December,” he says.
The band already has six original compositions in English and Bengali to its credit, and the members are planning to come out with an album in six months. Paul says they are comfortable with English, Hindi and Bengali and would not mind experimenting in other languages. One of their most memorable show has been a gig at ISM Dhanbad where they got a standing ovation from the judges and crowd comprising 6,000 youngsters.
Being students, education certainly is their first priority. They jam for three to four hours a day. “We plan to make our careers in music,” says Rejjie, adding the four plan to stick around as a band even after they graduate. At present, they are shooting a video album for one of their compositions.