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Who’s Jim: Sugar Rush

By Vishal Gandhi | June 23, 2008

Split Magazine: Who's JimIn their biography, New Delhi quintet Who’s Jim state that they are “rock band with blues influences, or perhaps a blues band with rock influences”. Well, whatever type of band they are, when bass guitarist Kirin Vas sings “working on a sugar rush and then I hear the toilet flush”, you lean towards the speakers with intrigue and amusement. It’s the kind of opening line that makes you instantly replay the song to make sure you’ve heard it right.

The song swiftly settles into a bluesy groove, the keyboards (Kriti Gupta) channelling Ray Manzarek’s circular organ melodies. With a steady rhythm section, the song moves along at an easy-going pace, almost working into a nice little jam provided by the fuzzed up guitars and interjected by Suroshree’s confident and upfront vocals. She even lets out a tiny yowl.

It’s this confidence and comfort in their craft that makes this song such an enjoyable listen; the influence of the Doors is undoubtedly quite obvious. But if “Sugar Rush” is anything to go by, the girls from Who’s Jim should be a delight to watch live.

By the by, don’t bother wondering about who the hell Jim is — the band pleads you not to ask them as it’s open for interpretation.

You can download “Sugar Rush” here (right-click to download).


3 Comments. Post Yours Here.
  1. June 27, 2008, 2:54 pm Not Vineet

    Awesome song. Awesomer review.

  2. July 11, 2008, 5:18 am Aniruddh

    Tanvi looks so strange. :D

  3. July 15, 2008, 4:46 pm Sid

    Have seen them live…they’re VERY average, and heavily overrated…not hard to guess why…and one thing’s for sure…the aren’t a delight to watch live.

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