Thirteen – Cusp Demos Collection Online

Cusp - ThirteenCusp were an alt-grunge three-piece from Mumbai. They were around in the late ’90s and were one of the earliest Mumbai acts to perform their own material at gigs. The project of Saumitra Mathur (vocals, guitar) (also the man behind the art on Zero’s album Hook), Nilesh Zacharias (vocals, bass) and Anit Gvalani (drums), Cusp broke up in 2000 leaving a hole in the Mumbai rock scene filled in, to a large extent extent, by Zero.

A whole bunch (thirteen to be precise) of Cusp demos recorded during the time they were around have now surfaced on the internet. While some of these were available on Cusp’s uber-kvlt, web 1.0 website, they’ve now been given the Bandcamp treatment, along with the art you see pictured left.

The songs include ‘Parasite’ which was featured in one of the earliest GIR compilation albums.


1. Man in the Sun
2. Memories
3. Water
4. Float
5. Sell Out
6. Ride Down
7. Stuck with Me
8. Cracker of an issue
9. Feet on the ceiling
10. Parasite
11. Parasite (live)
12. Spiderman (live)
13. Paper Boats (unfinished)

Download the songs on Cusp’s Bandcamp page.

And here’s a blast from the past, featuring Cusp and Zero.

Zero & Cusp

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  • December 1, 2009 | Permalink |

    Cusp were one of my fav acts from back then…I remember going to watch them jam sometimes in Chembur. Brilliant act.

  • jits
    December 2, 2009 | Permalink |

    A very tight act live..Great bunch of musicians..
    One of the few alternative acts around back then..

  • Siddharth
    December 4, 2009 | Permalink |

    My Inspiration!! I never got to see them live, but had a copy of their early demo.. btw.. have tried downloading the stuff, but can’t get around to doing it.. any idea how it’s done??

  • December 7, 2009 | Permalink |

    Thank you Arjun!!! CUSP remain my favorite Indian band till date. Big influence when we were just starting out. Cheers

  • December 7, 2009 | Permalink |

    Awesome! I never really saw them live or heard any of their stuff before, so I’m looking forward to getting their music!

  • Jellhead
    January 18, 2010 | Permalink |

    The guys from Cusp were the cutest! I mean all of them: the drummer was this deep gorgeous fellow, the lead vocalist was damn happening and the bassist, a real stud! I loved their music, they really helped young people like me believe that the Indian rock scene had a chance and future! I owe a lot to cusp and would love to see them again. Cusp, we miss you and love you dudessssss.

  • August 12, 2010 | Permalink |

    Bereken zelf uw hypotheek. Hypotheek berekenen? Maak snel een indicatieve berekening van het maximale leenbedrag van uw hypotheek.

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