FFO: The Smiths, Bon Iver, Gurrumul, Arcade Fire
Release: Evari Kosam
(Killing Moon, 5th November)
Sounds Like: The Smiths, Tears For Fears, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Gurrumul
Almost as genre-less and original as it gets – The Times of India
Intriguing – Q
…both fiery and vital – NME
Alluri – Evari Kosam (For Whose Sake) – Official Music Video
Killing Moon’s latest release features Hyderabad Alt-Rock Newcomer Alluri, working with legendary Muse producer Tommasso Colliva.. Born and raised in Hyderabad, London based Alluri’s latest cut Evari Kosam (For Who’s Sake) is a flawless demonstration of how the music world is a truly universal sphere, which exists only in the cultural blend that shapes its very existence.
After digesting a diet of classical music as an early teen, an impressionable Alluri’s real music education began after he was gifted a guitar. Immersing himself an artist at a time, he learnt the guitar through the versatile catalogue of British indie of the 80s very finest. With Morrissey proving an overriding influence, it was his introduction to artists like The Doves on his relocation to the UK to study that really fuelled the singer/songwriter within.
A diarist to his core, Alluri’s songs wrote themselves during a six month travel break between completing his Masters in Finland and returning home to India. Contemplating a return to the setting that shaped him, travelling allowed him to assess how he had changed, provoking the realisation that in London he had been something of an outsider in cultural terms, while simultaneously feeling fully at home in aspects of British life.
Sung in Telugu while boasting a vintage, British sound, Alluri’s Evari Kosam (For Who’s Sake) is the culmination of his journey to date. The original demo was immediately picked up by legendary producers Tommasso Colliva & Massimo Martelotta (Muse).. With Telugu being so similar to Italian, Tommaso instantly bonded with the track, infusing his polished production style with Alluri’s raw songwriting talent. The new single represents a sonic shift in Alluri’s sound, employing an anthemic brass section & piano textures to enchanting effect.