Imphal Talkies & the Howlers has released their second album “When the Home Is Burning” under the Giant Leap Records’ label.
The album is a journey to the past. It is a collection of old songs from concerts that Imphal Talkies and the Howlers used to perform in the streets of New Delhi over the last six to seven years.
Songs like India, I See Blood in Your Hands and When the Home Is Burning, written way back in 2007 and 2008 respectively, had their own place in the streets. Now the time is ripe and the songs have finally found their place in the album. Ei Seeragey, was originally inspired by poet Thangjam Ibopishak’s Charamnaraba Keithel Hui from his first poetry book Apaiba Thawai published in 1969.
This album also featured the uncensored version of Qutub Minar. Most of the songs are political and this is an area in which Imphal Talkies and the Howlers excels in.
The album as a whole can be read as a sense of resistance against injustice across this country in general and Manipur, where the band is currently based, in particular. In March 2013, a couple of band members were thrashed by the Manipur Police who were on duty during the visit of the honourable President Pranab Mukherjee in Imphal. This incident led the members to write the song Mr President Is Coming.
Buy the album online! It is available on OK Listen!: https://www.oklisten.com/album/when_the_home_is_burning