“Hindie-rock.” I bet you’ve never heard that one before, and neither had I until I listened to Elephant Stone. Heavily influenced by Indian classical music, sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir formed the Canadian band in 2009 and was immediately taken in by the indie/psyche scene. After touring with the Brian Jonestown Massacre in 2011, they are touring now to gear up for the release of their sophomore LP. The band has truly turned their music into an art, weaving the sitar into pop songs and turning them into melodic songs filled with texture. Be sure to catch them at DC9 tomorrow, your ears will thank you. Dhir joined us for the 5GB interview series below.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
Frank Black (1993) supporting his first solo record.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
Playing sitar with Beck in Australia.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Just saw Santigold at the Harvest festival in Australia… amazing! It was like Ronnie spector with Bo Diddley’s dancers!
Gig you would most like to play?
My dream was always to support Teenage Fanclub… and that came true in in 2010. I guess the most coveted gig now would be touring with the Black Angels and Clinic…. time will tell. 😉
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
George Harrison performing All Things Must Pass.
John Lennon performing Imagine.
Paul McCartney playing Ram.
Ringo playing drums.
See Elephant Stone Tuesday, December 4th at DC9!