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Sawyan's No One There premiered in NY

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, April 6: In a significant development for contemporary rock music featuring Indian musicians on the global stage, Rock Capital of India, Shillong’s own Hammarsing Kharhmar Sawyan debuted his single “No One There” in New York.

The single was premiered exclusively by Rolling Stone on the 5th of April 2017 and features the Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas, who’s only last collaboration outside of Stokes was with Daft Punk for their Grammy Winning Album (Random Access Memories) in 2014.

“No One There” an ethereal track marked by Hammarsing’s fluid, dissont lead guitar lines” as described by Rolling Stone was written and composed by Hammarsing and is one of the four songs from his EP titled ‘Last Dance’ which will be released next Tuesday the 18th of April by Cult Records.

Hammarsing was signed by the highly respected Cult Records, an independent US based record label on the 13th of March 2017.

Hammarsing Kharhmar grew up in the small Indian town of Shillong, known for its rolling hills and waterfalls.

Kharhmar learned guitar there before he moved to Boston and started the New Wave group Mon Khmer, whose hypnotic psychedelia incorporates rock, jazz and pedal-steel sounds.

Kharhmar later joined Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.’s solo band in 2008, playing on 2015’s Momentary Masters and another Hammond LP, out this fall.

Now, Kharhmar is working with a different Stroke: Julian Casablancas, who is releasing Kharhmar’s first solo EP (under the pseudonym Exhibition), on his Cult Records label.

Casablancas also appears on the release – something he rarely does outside of Daft Punk. Casablancas sings on “No One There,” an ethereal track marked by Kharhmar’s fluid, dissont lead guitar lines.

Writing from the road, where he and the Strokes just played to 90,000 fans in Argenti, Casablancas tells Rolling Stone he wanted to put out the album to help “a guy from a tiny corner of India’s rock & roll dreams come true.” Exhibition’s Last Dance EP is out April 14th.

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