The Indien sounds vibey, gritty and melodic. Debut EP, ‘Cologne’ was released in January 2015. Soulful contemporary songs in the ’60’s beat tradition of Shocking Blue.
Cologne was recorded in Cologne, Germany over the course of 10 months. Being the residence of friend and producer Maarten Hemmen, Cologne became The Indien’s ‘home away from home’. Casper: “At several locations we wrote and recorded the songs that now make up Cologne. We feel it captures the spirit of a phase in our lives, friendship and artistic freedom. Most of what you hear was thought up in sessions, recorded on a phone or one-mic setup, taken in over dinner and drinks and recorded in bare-bones setup the same evening or next day. Nothing was subtracted from these original recordings.” Amazing producer/mixer Bas van Wageningen mixed the tracks at Basementstudio in The Hague, The Netherlands.