Mumbai based progressive rock band Coshish’s debut album ‘Firdous’ has made it among the top 10 most downloaded albums on iTunes India. ‘Firdous’ is one of the few albums by an Indian independent band which has been sold out on Infibeam, WebMall India, Landmark online and has also set a milestone for pre-orders on FlipKart. The album has been released under the Universal Music India label which has previously released albums by other critically acclaimed artists and bands including Euphoria, Rabbi Shergill, Lesle Lewis, Jal The Band and Indus Creed.
Coshish is performing at Blue Frog in Mumbai tonight (September 11th) and the remaining dates and locations for the September leg of the ‘Firdous’ tour has been announced—
14th September: Performance on Kappa TV
15th September – Uthrada Chinthu,Trivandrum, Kerala (gig also features Avial)
21st September – Counter Culture, Bangalore (gig also features Parvaaz)
22nd September – Furtados Music Store, Bangalore
24th September – The Little Door, Mumbai
‘Firdous’ is a concept album consisting of ten tracks that document the life of a seemingly ordinary young man and his transition into becoming a self aware being, free from the ties of the material world. The CD contains photographs and handwritten lyrics behind them which are part of a puzzle in which listeners need to piece together the correct order of songs in the story. The album has been produced, recorded and mixed by Zorran Mendonsa (New Zealand), mastered by Jens Bogren (Sweden). Additional sounds and samples were recorded at Rattlehead Studio. The album artwork was created by Bernard Dumaine (France) and Daeve Fellows (Canada) along with additional art by Imran Ladak (India).
Coshish consists of Mangesh Gandhi (vocals, rhythm guitars), Shrikant Sreenivasan (lead guitars), Hamza Kazi (drums) and Anish Nair (bass). The band has been active since 2006 and has been featured on MTV's Rock On, NDTV and Channel [V] India's V Gumrah. Coshish has performed at several prestigious festivals across India including Storm Festival, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, The Blue Frog, IIT Mumbai and VCET. Coshish was voted as the Top 5 Headlining Act and Most Featured Band of Season 10 by UTV Bindass TV.
‘Firdous’ CDs are available in Planet M stores all over India, as well as online on Flipkart, WebmallIndia, Infibeam, Landmark, Hungama, Nokia Music Store, iTunes and Amazon.