A desi Rock n Roll band from New Delhi, Faridkot’s music is a unique blend of rock, pop, and Punjabi folk, which has gained them a dedicated following across India. They call their genre ‘Confused Pop’ and have been hailed as one of the foremost original Hindi pop-rock bands in the country.
The band comprises four members, including lead vocalist and guitarist IP Singh, bassist and backing vocalist Rajarshi Sanyal, keyboardist and backing vocalist Akshay Raheja, and drummer Sahil Mendiratta. The band members come from diverse musical backgrounds, which has allowed them to create a sound that is truly original and distinct.
The band released their debut album titled ‘Ek’ in January 2011, which garnered them a lot of following and appreciation.
This band incorporates a mixture of shifting blues, guitars and harmonic melodies blended with thumping percussion and bass.
Faridkot were finalists of the 2009 Channel V ‘Launchpad’, and have been featured on various radio programs.
Faridkot’s album ‘Phir Se’ was nominated for the ‘Best Rock Album’ for GIMA Awards and they have also performed many shows in India and abroad with extraordinary musicians like KK, Sonu Nigam and Kailash Kher. The band has been playing extensively across the country since then and are very popular for live shows.
The band has performed at various music festivals across India, including the NH7 Weekender , ASEAN India Music Festival 2022 and have also been featured on several television and radio shows, including Coke Studio and MTV Unplugged. Faridkot also composed the title track for the Hindi dubbed version of the multi starrer Hollywood movie ‘The Expendables 3’.
Faridkot's music is characterised by its catchy melodies, poignant lyrics, and memorable hooks, which have earned them critical acclaim and widespread popularity. The band's ability to fuse together different musical styles and traditions has resulted in a sound that is both contemporary and deeply rooted in Indian musical heritage.