India Mill

Live Act Alternative Rock
India Mill - Alternative Rock Live Act in Darwen

India Mill Short Info

Hailing from Darwen in Lancashire, four friends who’ve known each other longer than they haven’t, living the old-school dream and making their way from nowhere to somewhere, whilst passing comment along the way.

In an era defined by ‘theme’ bands recreating whichever period in history they missed, India Mill instead choose to anchor their inspiration around the guitar and wherever that takes them, rather than tread the waters of nostalgia; Whilst this can make ‘genre-tagging’ of the band difficult in an age when such labelling seems to be the order of the day, India Mill - with their leftfield, individual approach and everyman appeal - are serious contenders to create a new take on the forward-looking alternative-rock as pioneered by the likes of REM, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, U2, Radiohead and Oasis.

The first single, Caribesque - released in September 2014 - was described on the BBC Introducing Mixtape as “a psychedelic slice of existentialist angst” that combined the “introspective anxiety of Radiohead with the seismic swagger of Oasis”. Debut album Under Every Sky - released November 2014 - has been well received by magazines such as Artrocker, Buzzin Music, and Louder Than War: “India Mill seem to have avoided modern clichés like the plague. Resisting the urge to overuse certain production techniques and trademarks typically attributed to the current era, the band retains traditional values within their music. Under Every Sky reflects the vast eclectic mixture of classic rock influences the band knows well and loves; a solid yet melodic powerhouse of a record”.

Hailing from Darwen in Lancashire, four friends who’ve known each other longer than they haven’t, living the old-school dream and making their way from nowhere to somewhere, whilst passing comment along the way.

In an era defined by ‘theme’ bands recreating whichever period in history they missed, India Mill instead choose to anchor their inspiration around the guitar and wherever that takes them, rather than tread the waters of nostalgia; Whilst this can make ‘genre-tagging’ of the band difficult in an age when such labelling seems to be the order of the day, India Mill - with their leftfield, individual approach and everyman appeal - a...

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Past Gigs India Mill

  • 04 | 2015 The Water Rats / London
  • 04 | 2015 The Ferret / Preston
  • 03 | 2015 The Crown / Darwen Brainstrust Charity Gig
  • 02 | 2015 Tafarn-y-Gader / Dolgellau
  • 02 | 2015 The Ferret / Preston BBC Introducing
  • 02 | 2015 LIVE Stockport / Stockport
  • 01 | 2015 The Deaf Institute / Manchester
  • 12 | 2014 The Castle / Manchester
  • 11 | 2014 Borderline / London
  • 10 | 2014 Lomax / Liverpool
  • 01 | 2014 Club Academy / Manchester

Discography India Mill

  • 2014 Caribesque Single | Bold Venture Music
  • 2014 Morning Song Single | Bold Venture Music
  • 2014 Under Every Sky Album | Bold Venture Music

Media

  • Video INDIA MILL - Caribesque (Of...
  • Video INDIA MILL - Morning Song (...
  • Video INDIA MILL - Come On In My Gun
  • Video INDIA MILL - The Hanging Tree
  • Video BBC Introducing Live at The...

Origin

  • Darwen GB

Members

  • Al Smith Lead Vocal & Bass
  • Si Nicholson Guitar
  • Chris Coates Guitar & Backing Vocals
  • Dean Ingham Drummer

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