Little India is a band consisting of four friends whose success unfolded unexpectedly after coming together to play music just three years ago. Their worldly influence is heard through unique hooks and samples, and can be credited to the combination of their South African and Canadian heritages with a strong British influence. In their short yet explosive career, their sound has been described as nostalgic rock with 80’s pop influences. Jon Siddall (CBC Music) explains it as “The Cure meets Talking Heads.” By implementing the perfect harmony of pop rock and electronic sampling, their ever-changing sound keeps listeners on their toes and allows for experimentation in the character of each song, all the while keeping you dancing.
“Neon Jungle” was released November 25th 2016, and was mixed by Vancouver's Ryan Worsley at Echoplant Studio.
Little India has managed to reach over three million total streams on Spotify, performed at numerous festivals including Squamish Valley Music Festival, Canadian Music Week, Rifflandia, Keloha, and performed as the support act for established bands like Kodaline and Cold War Kids across Canada’s most prestigious venues. Their song ‘Sleep’ has been spun on U.K.’s BBC Introducing and BC’s The Zone, The Fox, and The Peak while ‘Oola’ has received over 51k streams on SoundCloud, followed with a music video released on July 21st, 2015. Their music has allowed them to win both Vancouver's ‘The Shore 104.3 FM’s Best of BC’ and ‘CFOX’s Seeds Competition’ in 2014, as well as ascending into the top 12 of the 2015 "Peak Performance Project" hosted by The Peak 102.7.
Conan Karpinski (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Dixon (bass, vocals), Dallyn Hunt (drums) and Tim Morrison (guitar, vocals) propelled into 2017 with the release of their latest EP “Neon Jungle” on November 25th, 2016. The title of the record itself even represents juxtaposition: “Neon” representing their growing electronic elements, and “Jungle” representing their raw, vulnerable rock-roots. This EP showcases their progressive sound, and offers an accurate representation of how they have changed as musicians and people over the past three years.
Why the move to the UK?
We moved to London, UK, because we found success in Canada and knew we had something special.
Being four very close friends sharing the same passion and work ethic for something we so desperately want is rare. However, as our music became our priority, we began to realise that touring Canada is extremely expensive, with huge amounts of distance in between each city, and the music scene in Vancouver is small and lacking.
So, we decided to come to one of the greatest music cities in the world, one that we’ve always looked up to, and give it our full effort while we were still young. We packed up our entire life and made the jump across the pond.
So far we have been played on BBC introducing and headlined a crowded room in Hoxton Square.
Things can only go up from here.