The Indien sounds vibey, gritty and melodic. Debut EP 'Cologne' was released January '15 featuring soulful contemporary songs in the '60's beat tradition' of Shocking Blue and Jefferson Airplane.
Cologne was recorded in Cologne, Germany over the course of 10 months. Being the residence of friend and producer Maarten Hemmen, Cologne became The Indien's 'home away from home'. Casper: "At several locations we wrote and recorded the songs that now make up Cologne. We feel it captures the spirit of a phase in our lives, friendship and artistic freedom. Most of what you hear was thought up in sessions, recorded on a phone or one-mic setup, taken in over dinner and drinks and recorded in bare-bones setup the same evening or next day. Nothing was subtracted from these original recordings." Amazing producer/mixer Bas van Wageningen mixed the tracks at The Basementstudio in The Hague, The Netherlands.
After the release of ‘Cologne’ The Indien was invited to play on dutch national television and the EP reached #3 on the iTunes Alternative charts.
“It could’ve been in a Tarantino movie!”
- Herman Hofman (3FM DJ) regarding the single ‘Done’
"If it looks good and it sounds good it's good."
- OOR (magazine, january 2015) Most promising bands for 2015
In 2015 The Indien will release new music regularly and start touring, the band is also invited to play at The Great Escape in Brighton in May 2015.