Khushi

Tuesday, 11 June 2013




"Wait, what are we here for again?"
Khushi's startled glance over his cradled cup of tea notices my iPhone on record.
A few kind questions, that's what.
Never should a day arise where trawling for new talent becomes a mundane chore but for a moment I was worried.
Thankfully, 24 year old Khushi leaves me reassured that the musical apocalypse is definitely not nigh.


Having mastered a genre that many attempt to delve into,
Khushi stands as an unsigned hero.
Unlike most who tend to walk away scathed with comparisons and a few grungey gigs to boot, Khushi empathises the importance of curating a whimsical atmosphere without a hint or suggestion of ever being self indulgent or too fey.
Granted, there is nothing new about his musical concept.
He is by no means the awakening of a scene that's never been explored, but peppered with the honesty and intimacy most artists wouldn't dare, it's a heavy progression in a direction others would be foolish not to follow.



There is something endearingly timid about his presence, a softness that extends through his music straight into his articulate tone.
But before he finds himself as the protagonist in a book I'm yet to ever write, you'll find Khushi about to hit the music industry by total surprise with his entrancing set of songs made available via Soundcloud.

"I've been writing music for a long time now, and I guess it started when I was forced into guitar lessons afed 12, I really didn't want to do it and had absolutely no interest in music whatsoever, I guess around that age everyone was learning guitar to learn how to play Smells Like Teen Spirit and stuff like that but I really had no interest in it. Stupidly enough, what got me into music was Wayne's World, that like my first love, and it had two songs in it which stayed with me- Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix and Bohemian Rhapsody when they're singing in the car.'


Khushi's career has shaped up winsomely since competing with his friends on who can write the best riff and pulling curtains on a band 'we were in forever, but was going nowhere' and if it wasn't for Radio 1 DJ Jameela Jamil would he have ever let us earn of his talents at all?
'I locked myself away for a year or two just writing songs and recording them, I have comes quite a Hermit-like tendency to hide away and I wasn't really playing anything to anyone, I was just building up a mass of songs. One day jameela rang up and said 'What are you doing with yourself?' so I told her and she kind of just exclaimed 'Well why haven't I heard any of them?!' in truth I hadn't really played them to anyone at all, so she came round and gave me a giant kick up the arse which was great, it was what I needed. So I set up a Soundcloud and went from there.'

It's early doors for Khushi, but if his first gig at the Old Queens Head back in February is anything  to go by, 'We got offered a record deal the next day.' I can only but imagine where he'll be this time next year.

9 comments:

  1. Really wishing there was a link to his soundcloud! I've been trying to look for him but it hasn't been working out.

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    1. I take that back. This comment is now irrelevant seeing that you just tweeted about him two days ago! Haha, I am so happy I came across this.

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