You’ve heard them, you’ve hummed along to their famous songs and sang along with them at their concerts. Now you can literally hang them on your walls, as we give you the current most popular youth band on our poster section this issue of TEENZ. From Applesauce (the original name of their band) to Albatross - this band has definitely come a long way. Here is Albatross in a nutshell.

Genre - Alternative Rock


Sirish Dali - Vocals


Sunny Manandhar - Guitars


Avaya Siddhi Bajracharya - Bass


Niraj Bajracharya - Drums

 

First gig performed - 25:99 concert at GAA in the year 2000

Song they like to perform - Koshish

The song that got them recognized - timi bhaney

Concert tours - Bhairahawa, Pokhara, Australia

Where can we see them performing next concert? US and UK tour

Albums released till date? Three
 

Name: Avaya
Your story with the band: Dipesh, Sunny and I formed a three-piece band named Applesauce when were around 17-18 years old. Almost a decade and our band lives on.
Your favorite local band/musician: Riju Tuladhar, musician and Jindabad as a band.


Your music inspiration: Alice in Chains, Nirvana , Metallica, Pantera, Looza, Mukti and Revival.

 

If you had to change one thing about your band what would it be?
Well, right now my guitar strings (laughs). And my base cabinet.


Your favorite Albatross song: Koshish.

Name: Niraj
Your story with the band: I am the newest addition to the band. I joined Albatross only a year ago in 2010 as they were in need of a drummer.

Your favorite local band/musician: Mukti Shakya and Jindabad the band.


Your music inspiration: Megadeth, Dream Theater.


If you had to change one thing about your band what would it be?
Practice schedule. We need to jam up more for perfection.


How is your daily routine like?
Well, I wake up pretty late and I go to work. At my own time though. I am the System Engineer for North Bridge System Integrators. Apart from that I am a big time gamer, you will find me hooked to my computer or my play station almost all the time.


Your favorite Albatross song: Freedom looks good on paper.


Your all time favorite song: Rust by Zack Wilde.

 

Name: Sunny
Your story with the band: Aside from being the founding member of the band, I came up with the name Albatross for it, exactly 13 years ago.


Your favorite local band/musician: Kutumba, Hari Maharjan and Satish Sthapit from Newas.


Your music inspiration: Dimebag Darrell and Tom Morello.

 

If you had to change one thing about your band what would it be?
I would bring some facial hair on Avaya’s face (laughs).


How is your daily routine like?
I am invested in a new project at the moment with a new band.


If you weren’t a musician who would you be?
I guess I’d love to do bartending and woo the pretty ladies (winks).


Your favorite Albatross song: Freedom looks good on paper


Your all time favorite song: People of the sun by RATM.

 

Name: Shirish


Your story with the band:
I used to jam with these guys before and just decided to become a part of them one fine day. Well, no looking back since then.


Your favorite local band/musician: Jindabad, the band totally rules

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Your music inspiration: Alice in Chains.


If you had to change one thing about your band what would it be?
Jam room. We need a new and improved one.


How is your daily routine like?
Not looking good at the moment. I am practically doing nothing (smiles).


If music hadn’t happened to you ,where would you be?
I would love to be a fighter jet pilot. Yeah baby!


Your favorite Albatross song: Idiot Nation.


Your all time favorite song: Sunshine by Alice In Chains.