Interview with Bevar Sea
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
We do what we do following our love for bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, RUSH, ACDC and the likes. Of course, we’ve got our own style and that’s what keeps the love growing.
We’ve all got full time jobs so music is that break everyday and till date, it keeps us fresh and the ability to take on challenges every day brings.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Travel and hit the local bars of course, but more importantly take care of our families. You could say we get inspired while doing the aforementioned.
How long has your band been around?
We were a bedroom project in 2008, but 2011 was when we dropped our self-titled album ‘Bevar Sea’ so that's kind of when we really started.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
Bevar Sea is based in Bangalore, India. Our city has had no influence on our music. It's just a sound that we liked picking on and that comes predominantly from England. Haha
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
We were initially called ‘Dirt Bucket’ but changed it to Bevar Sea which is a local slang for Bastard from where we live. It’s spelt differently but we’ll live with the pun.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
We’ve had quite a few and they’ve all been fun - can’t really pick out which one was the best to be honest. But heck we’re never been able to get off stage without playing ‘Abishtu’ so that’s kind of funny - whether we’ve wanted to or not.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Nothing specific. But we’ve gotten quite a bit of support from Europe and North America in terms of sales for our albums so we’d love to go over with our brand of doom.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
We’d have always loved to be on Black Sabbath’s bill, wishful thinking though.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Be realistic with your goals and dreams. It’s not smooth sailing at all in this industry but don’t forget to cherish every jam and show. That’s what it is all about. Memories.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Use freaking ear plugs while jamming or bear with the buzz all day when you’re older.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Our songs are based on fictional characters, dreams and trips so we can’t really pull a life meaning from them while they do have some great concepts within them but we’re proud to say that we kinda love to play any of the songs on our 3 albums and they all work well live.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Abishtu has been the crowd favorite. But we’ve got a new album with 6 belting songs so we’re gonna change that script.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
Nothing specific that inspires us. It could be boredom, a couple of drinks, a trip or even something we hear and we’d like to use the idea in our own way.
In terms of the creative process, Srikanth sits down with the riffs, Jack knocks down lyrics as inspired and we all come together and put in our individual style on the leads, bass and overall arrangement. So the songs are forever changing till we’re all satisfied.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Life’s short. Make the best of it. If we can have dudes across the world give an hour any given day to run through our music then job done.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
We got our own lives to deal with so we really don’t get in each other's pockets as such. We’re kind of old enough to argue our points across before chairs start flying across the room.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
Yeah we just dropped our third studio album ‘The Timeless Zone’. We worked our butts off to release this so check it out while you can guys. We’re excited with what we’ve been able to put together. We wanna tour asap, but that plan is still in draft mode. Hopefully we’ll catch a few or many flights in 2023.