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Parekh & Singh are a pop duo from Kolkata, India. Nischay Parekh sings, plays guitar, keyboards and synths. Jivraj Singh plays drums, drum machines and effects. By day Jivraj keeps books at the family hotel and Nischay keeps accounts for his father's business - these office dreamers have conjured nine glowing tracks of cosmic pop that shimmer like an Indian sunset. The infectious and melodic opener I Love You Baby charts the agony and the ecstasy of uncertain young love and Me and You offers a carefree paean to youthful innocence rarely heard in these times. Panda's € forests of the night time € rekindles a childhood imagination fired by the poetry of William Blake. Animals populate their imaginations - they often think of themselves as street dogs - and the paintings of Yashasvi Mathis that grace the cover. With Ghost''s loping drum and piano rhythms we wallow in delicious melancholy. Newbury Street sees the student Nischay struggle with homesickness under New England skies. As the words of Philosophize suggest - € a New York state of mind in Indian Standard Time € - while both have travelled they are always drawn inexorably back to the city they love, € the city that never wakes', where our two dreamers can be found wandering Kolkata's uncharted alleys in search of the urban pools ( € pukur € ) that dot through the perilously polluted metropolis like portals to peace and tranquility.
1. I Love You Baby, I Love You Doll
2. Newbury Street
3. Me & You