Mumbai based four-piece progressive rock band Coshish has released their debut album titled Firdous under Universal Music India, the 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.
Firdous is a concept music 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.
Coshish will be touring throughout India and has announced the Mumbai dates for the first leg of their tour. The dates for Pune, Chennai, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad will be announced soon.
Wednesday, September 11th: The Blue Frog, Mumbai
Tuesday, September 24th: The Little Door, Mumbai
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.