Check Out: The Mavyns

The MavynsCome now, The Mavyns. You can’t really expect us to take you seriously if you use words like “lad” and have a song called ‘My Downtown Baby’ now can you? And your influences are uber-clear as well – anything British and pop starting from The Beatles. Many an Indian band has tried this formula, and failed. Miserably. Plus, you’re from Mumbai. What the hell is that all about?

The Mavyns (pronounce May-wins) are a four-piece rock act from Mumbai. Their music is rooted in pre-Revolver era Beatles pop, while taking liberally from new-Brit post-punk made popular by bands like The Fratellis and Arctic Monkeys. It works. We caught the band at the Blue Frog recently (videos, pics soon) and were entirely taken by the uncomplicated, unpretentious delivery of their upbeat tunes. This at only their third major live performance. If ever there was a compelling argument that Mumbai still has a creative indie music scene, this was it.

With an arsenal of catchy melodies and an affable indie rock aesthetic to boot, we’re expecting big things from The Mavyns. Here’s a bunch of tunes you can sample. The Mavyns will also be on Stupid Stupid Stupid.

Download: The Mavyns – Bedtime Stories
Download: The Mavyns – Clarabella
Download: The Mavyns – Greener Than The Sea

The Mavyns on Reverbnation

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4 Comments

  • SSD
    December 11, 2009 | Permalink |

    I dont see much of Arctic monkeys. More of Beatles. Anyways, when is Stupidditties out?

  • Souradeep
    December 31, 2009 | Permalink |

    No arctic monkeys in there. 66′ onwards Beatles. But damn they’re good.

  • blah
    January 13, 2010 | Permalink |

    Who cares What and Who they sound like … The point is they’ve got a good sound, it’s good break from most of the t(h)rash thats out there, sounds like music that the hipsters (you know the cigarette smoking flannel wearing set sitting at JATC) are listening to anyway (except that its an Indian band), but most importantly, I’m pretty sure that ten years down the line I’d be listening to these songs and still liking em.

  • Supriya bajalia
    March 26, 2010 | Permalink |

    Superb kristi…best wishes to u n ur frenz…….good luck

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