“"Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."
– John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn.
The High Crook is a rock ‘n’ roll band that seeks to perfect and engage the crowd in the true essence of blues in current times. Our music takes one on a ride from their aggression of being a punk, to the old guy in a hat enjoying his scotch by the bay… Revolving around many moods we try to strike a balance between imperfections and perfections of expression n emotions… Overall THC is an idea wherein we members would like the world to know and remember the roots of rock n roll, the blues. If the world goes back to the roots and understands them completely then the transition to the modern is that of an ideal world, which will be lived in reality… Thus, easing the ears of the listener and ourselves, we The High Crook, just like THC have an analgesic effect, including other effects like relaxation, alteration of auditory nerves, and an appetite for construction through music. Our music is honest, and we seek for beauty through this honesty.
The High Crook started out as a 2 member project with Arjun and Ankur working on their debut album back in 2010. Anirban and Aditya joined the band later in order to complete the musical ensemble that our fans across India are familiar with. The diverse musical influence that the members presented to the soundscape helped THC attain the sound that we present to our audience in our debut EP, “A Dog’s Tale”.
Since early 2012, the band has been performing across India with Kolkata being their abode. The band is currently working on their first full length LP and looking forward to their worldwide release of their debut EP on 22nd Jan through iTunes, signed under LMT records.