Curtain Blue is Abhishek Bhatia’s solo project. Vocalist of a Delhi based band, The Circus, Abhishek has also been producing his own electronic music and has finally decided to take it live in the Curtain Blue avatar. Fusing haunting vocal melodies with down tempo and bass sensibilities, he aims to create a textural blend which can uniquely be called his own. Curtain Blue draws inspiration from artists such as Radiohead, Apparat, Moderat, Jon Hopkins, while creating a niche for itself.
April 2015 saw Curtain Blue release his debut EP, ‘Drones’. The four-track EP struck a brave venture into a weird, wonderful and unchartered territory of modern electronica where no Indian producer has really succeeded. Equal parts headphones listening and dance floor friendly, the EP features some skillfully produced, textural percussive elements and haunting vocals. To support the debut EP, Curtain blue toured the country and abroad at numerous dates during April and May, covering venues like The South Bank Centre, UK, The Great Escape Festival, Brighton UK, Bristol, Glasgow, Scotland and all parts of India.
In June 2016 Curtain Blue collaborated with sister Abhinaina on ‘Let Go’, a single that highlights societal apathy towards women in India.