Introducing: Celestial Teapot!
While there are loads of bands that are coming up in India, there aren’t many that have the power to communicate so well without using any sort of words or lyrics. Celestial Teapot is one of those bands. They describe their music as ‘instrumental rock’. However, those words don’t really capture what the music of Celestial Teapot is like. While they clearly draw influences from Progressive and Post-Rock bands, their compositions always reflect a side that’s deeply introspective or emotional. In 2011, Celestial Teapot released their debut album, ‘One Big Sky’, which was hailed by critics as being one of the finest moments in Progressive Rock in India.
We had a brief interview with Celestial Teapot on their music, influences and more.
When did your musical journey start?
CT: 2013. Started off with the search for a drummer and him looking for a band. All of us fit right in, with almost the same aim in mind with regard to what kind of music we wanted to make.
How do you think your music represents you on a personal level?
CT: It’s easy listening. Much like how we are as people, easy going.
Who are your biggest influences?
CT: Karnivool, Sting, Cog, Cloudkicker, Pangea.
Name your 5 favourite albums of all time.
CT: In no particular order:
Sound Awake (Karnivool)
Ten Summoner’s Tales (Sting)
Which Indian indie act are you listening to right now? What do you like about their music?
Pangea. It hits you right in the gut and is yet so beautiful and well-layered. Very intelligent musicianship. Plus, they’re a great live band.
What are your plans for the future?
Write more albums.
Any parting words?
Don’t change yourself just because it’s not working now. It will, sooner than you can imagine.
True to their instrumental rock tag, Celestial Teapot chooses to let their music do most of the talking. If you want to hear more Celestial Teapot, be sure to check out their Soundcloud and Bandcamp pages. If you like what they are doing, then support them by buying their music and showing up for gigs! Hopefully, we’ll be hearing some new music from Celestial Teapot real soon!