Avial is an Indian alternative rock band based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, formed in 2003. True to its name, Avial mixes Malayalam poetry with contemporary alternative rock music.
Apart from being majorly known for their Malayalam lyrics, they’re also known for pioneering what they call ‘Alternative Malayali Rock’.
The band had their first breakthrough with their 2003 single ‘Nada Nada’. Later, their ‘Eponymous’ album got them six out of seven ‘Jack Daniels Rock Awards’ and ‘Footprints Young Achievers Award’ in 2008.
They came out with their first studio-album Avial, released in February 2008. In 2009, they collaborated with the Italian band A67 for the song ‘Chi Me Sape’.
Avial has been highly recognised for composing the song ‘Aana Kallan’ in the 2011 Malayalam Film, ‘Salt N’ Pepper’.This happened after the band came out with one of their freshest tracks ‘Aiyyo!’ in August 2010.
The members of Avial band come from an in-depth musical background, with a vast exposure of working with various bands before they met and are known for being amazing performers with eclectic energy.