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Surfing to our doom with The F16s

September 2021

Illustration by Jishnnu B

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Join our conversation with The F16s and find clues to their upcoming EP, Is It Time to Eat the Rich Yet?.

P.S. Is It Time to Eat the Rich Yet? is now streaming on all major platforms. Read this chat before and/or after listening to all tracks.

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From Right: Abhinav Krishnaswamy, Joshua Fernandez, Harshan Radhakrishan and Sashank Manohar

MYSTICETI:

Your albums have predicted or set the mood of the year they're released in. What's your mood for Is It Time to Eat the Rich Yet?

ABHINAV:

Shattered optimism

JOSHUA:

More like a prophetic album of sorts encompassing many moods, some including: survival of the fittest, early bird gets the worm, heart-wrenching despair but slightly buoyant, eat or be eaten, unrequited love, bounced cheques, claustrophobia. The key to success is being a greedy and submissive scumbag, luck and your star sign.

HARSHAN:

“learn to deal with the valleys, the hills will take care of themselves" 

SASHANK:

Satirical, self-deprecating and extremely human.

MYSTICETI:

Where was the video for I'm On Holiday shot?
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ABHINAV:

It was shot in the vicinity of our favourite surf spot in Kovalam, outside Chennai.

JOSHUA:

Our favourite surf spot in Chennai, east coast paradise. 

HARSHAN:

The video was shot at the same spot we go on weekends to surf, close to the ocean delight surf school at Kovalam.

SASHANK:

Kovalam beach, a local surf spot down the road from us. The only place that felt like a holiday through lockdown.

MYSTICETI:

Where is the golden egg now?

JOSHUA:

Cracked open, whisked and in our bellies

ABHINAV:

Maybe the golden egg was the friends we made along the way...

HARSHAN:

Bottom of the Indian Ocean

SASHANK:

Find out in the next Indiana Jones sequel. 

MYSTICETI:

What is your favourite kind of trouble?

ABHINAV:

Fisticuffs and knife fights

JOSHUA:

Women

HARSHAN:

infidelity

SASHANK:

Falling more in love with the idea of a person than the person itself

MYSTICETI:

What do you listen to when you bake?

ABHINAV:

Mild High Club, Homeshake, Sunset Rollercoaster

JOSHUA:

Usually something relaxing and sophisticated cause I don't bake very often so when I do, I'd like to feel like I've got my imaginary 3 Michelin stars; Vincente Fernandes , Sinatra, Chopin, Tony Bennett.

HARSHAN:

Not an avid puffer anymore, but I do take the occasional bake as a reward after a productive day; I've lately found myself swimming in soundtracks by Alexandre Desplat, Michael Giacchino, Hans or Ennio Morricone

SASHANK:

Martha Stewarts sweet recipes for disaster. But more often its Unknown Mortal orchestra, King Gizzard, Andy Shauf, John Maus that have been constant puffs and passes.

MYSTICETI:

What's your least favourite part about being human?

ABHINAV:

Each and every waking minute is a chore. 

JOSHUA:

Other humans, paying to exist, inability to fly, over-complicated mating rituals, taxes, back pain. 

HARSHAN:

Debt, taxes and hangovers.

SASHANK:

Selling cures for problems we create in the first place.

MYSTICETI:

Some believe this is the apocalypse. Are you panicking?

ABHINAV:

Sweet release at long last. Let's dance to our doom.

JOSHUA:

I welcome it with open arms, a glass of wine and a full belly. 

HARSHAN:

I do yoga every morning, I'm invincible.

SASHANK:

It's funny that we see the apocalypse as a disaster when we're just doing the world a favour.

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About Mysticeti’s friends:

The F16s have been prominent figures in the Indian independent music scene for over a decade. The four-piece band featuring Abhinav Krishnaswamy, Sashank Manohar, Joshua Fernandez and Harshan Radhakrishnan have developed their own unique brand of eccentric and danceable alt-pop.

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Pagal Haina aims to spread joy through the simple act of sharing music. With roots firmly grounded in artist development, community building and fan engagement, Pagal Haina's strength lies in discovering, nurturing, and empowering artists with an eye on global reach.

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Jishnnu B creates visualization, illustrations and immersive narratives.

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