Indira Force, Doprah : : Music Talks

Releasing their first EP in 2014, Doprah quickly emerged as one of New Zealand’s most exciting acts. Having played internationally, and to crowds up and down the country, the Christchurch-based band continue to hone their sound, with an album sure to drop soon. Currently touring with Yumi Zouma, I caught up with lead singer Indira Force about what she’s up to.


title image screencaptured from 'Stranger People' video


Doprah have been around for a while now, how has the band developed since its incarnation? 

Only two years, really. That's a really short time for a band, I think. But yeah, we have developed a lot in our creative process - now everyone contributes to writing, rather than just Steven and I - and everyone has matured a lot too, which is important.

Your live act receives some pretty great attention; what do you think gives your Doprah such great chemistry?

When Steven went on a quest to find all the musicians for this project, his priority was that they were all really nice people. Everyone is remarkably talented at what they do, but what is more important on tour is everyone's attitude. The rhythm section being able to read each others' minds is such a big part of onstage chemistry, and 'cause Ryan and Symon are such good pals it works really well.

You release music under your own name  'Indi', how does the writing process differ on your solo material? Will we see anything new dropping soon?

I just dropped a track last month! Monthly songs will hopefully be happening throughout the rest of the year. Writing for my solo project is very experimental and more relaxing, as it is not a collaboration, so you don't care whether or not anyone else will like it. It's healthy to have a purely expressive outlet without any expectations or compromises, I think. Writing in a band and with other people is obviously a necessary experience, though, because you learn so much.


Being from Auckland, how do you find playing to your home crowd?

I really don't know. It changes every time we play - I know Aucklanders generally like to dance, but I'm aware our stuff isn't exactly up-beat dance material, so I always get a little nervous about that. But it's nice when certain friends from Auckland are there, because I can just sing to them and it's reassuring.
How was your day today?

My day today has been fucking hectic. I had to wake up early for a radio interview, and then bike to a location to take photos for a project, and then bike to uni for a lecture, and then print off the photos, and pick up some stuff from the library, then go home and finish the photography project and finish an art history assignment on methodological analysis which is due tomorrow. And I still have to pack because we are leaving ChChu at some ungodly hour.



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