Band Name:-The F16s
Playing Since :-2012
Influences :-Foals, The Strokes, Girls and LCD Soundsystem.
Favourite Venue:-The Humming Tree
Name of Artist/Band? (Include all band members names and instruments played.)
Josh Fernandez – Vocals/Guitars
Harshan Radhakrishnan – Synths
Sashank Manohar – Bass/Guitars
Abhinav Krishnaswamy – Guitars/Bass
Manu Krishnan – Drums
What does your band name mean and where did it come from?
A friend we had in common suggested it when were hanging out once. It’s to do with a tradition in India, where friends share something by taking just one of it and passing it on. It’s called F16-ing in Chennai.
What are your influences?
The Strokes, Foals, Girls, LCD Soundsystem, Mac Demarco
Which famous Bands do you admire? Why?
Let’s be honest, there aren’t that many famous bands around. But if we had to choose, probably LCD Sound system or Arcade Fire. No real reason, they’re just good at what they do
ABOUT The F16s
The F16s are an alternative band hailing from the port city of Chennai, India. Their music, echoes the melancholia that grapples with the mundanity of everyday life in a town that serves very little outside of itself. Lyrically driven, the ‘sound’ of the band rests in an arc that also includes acts like LCD Soundsystem, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz and The Horrors; beat-driven yet innately melodic. The band already has a couple of prior releases attached to them: a 6-song EP released in 2013 called Kaleidoscope, and a 2-track recorded in Brooklyn, New York called Nobody’s Gonna Wait.
The band has now released their debut full-length album, Triggerpunkte; a nine-song offering that was recorded in Chennai and Mumbai for over a year. Both lyrically and musically, the album meanders between reverb-heavy sentimentality and fast-paced assault. Triggerpunkte is a reaction to the bands previous efforts where we explore the bands identity. the outcome is a populist, experimental, healing, agitating, straightforward, highly polished, and multi-layered album