Alright Gandhi has chosen some things that are unconventional in pop music:

complexity, silence inside the pulse, improvisation and choruses that mutate into sound-scapes and new songs. You are urged to change, move, reflect, relate.

It's hard to pin Alright Gandhi to a genre. The group play their instruments as three distinctive and emotionally charged characters. Rosa writes the skeletons of songs on bass guitar and performs the lead vocals with freedom frequently compared to Joni Mitchell (on acid). The songs are brightened and derailed by Pietro's guitar painting, with influences ranging from Senegalese Music and Led Zeppelin to outer space. Dominick's drumming and presence are one and the same: full of pep, drive and agility. There is no excess to the music, all three members of the band are playing finely balanced solos that interweave and accentuate the other.

Alright Gandhi formed in Berlin 2014. Rosa Mercedes (UK), Pietro Fornara (IT) and later Dominick Gray (US) met in the city characterised by its love of experimentation and recklessness. Kalle Enkelmann (DE) recorded their first EP Widening Circles (2015), and a year later the full-length album Little Traveller (2016) infused with pop, polyrhythm and storytelling. Since then they have toured 3 continents and 11 countries, in venues ranging from Baltic train station platforms to Chapels on cliff edges to Manhattan clubs. They are currently finishing the second album, which captures raw live performance in a stone house in the mountains of Liguria. The release is planned for later this year; expect warmth and outlandish imagery, like an analogue photograph of your great-aunt's runaway trip to the South.

 

"Impossible to get bored, impossible to leave and go; Every artist's victory is done when the public thinks: "Wait, let's see what happens ..."" - Lester Magazine, Rome May 2017

‘The trio Alright Gandhi have entirely their own sound’ - Radio Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

"Alright Gandhi center on incredible vocal range, this gently combines with incredible musicianship and intriguing song writing to create a collection of fascinating songs" - Vulture Hound Artist of the Week

"'Magic Pop' describes the musical trip that jumps between folk and pop and singer-songwriter, weaving together the most diverse of influences - from "traditional African music to Led Zeppelin" as Enkelmann says." -  Zitty - concert recommended Jan 2016 by Julia Lorenz

"[Alright Gandhi] managed to make dance even the most stubborn wall supporters, not for a moment brushing against banality and presenting an ambitious repertoire. Clearly, the musicians like to experiment, and their songs are firmly surprising. Their work brings up strong associations with freedom, lightness and being carefree," - Monika Słupek for Muzyczny Krakow

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VENUES PLAYED INCLUDE

Casa da Musica, Portugal

Union Chapel, London

Rockwood Music Hall 2, New York

Agadir Town Hall, Morocco

Villa Neukölln, Berlin

Galapagai Festival, Lithuania

Kalnciema Kvartals, Latvia

Alchemia, Krakow

Birdland, Hamburg