The F16s began in 2012, three members were still in college, Chennai, India, soon the band released their first EP Kaleidoscope. The quartet went on to release another EP and a full length, 2016’s Triggerpunkte. Fast forward, The F16s recently signed to Oxford, Mississippi indie label HOUSE ARREST, and are set to release their first EP for the label, titled WKND FRNDS on May 31st.
Fat Possum on F16s:
“We were fascinated to discover The F16s writing and performing such relatable pop-rock songs so many miles away. We had to reach out to see what their story is, which eventually led to us working together. Their new EP WKND FRNDS is a big step for The F16s and we’re excited to see the reaction in both India and over here in the US.”
The EP’s lead-track “Amber” was conceptualized and animated by Deepti Sharma, who set out to explore “themes like the relationship with self, identity, and how the world around you affects how you perceive yourself.” The band in turn were thrilled to collaborate with Deepti, who hit them up “from the ether, and everything just fell into place. Her idea, backed by the initial storyboards, was an instant hit, and we just ran with it from there. We added a couple of nods to where we’re from by peppering the video with little cameos from our friends in the Indian music scene.” Deepti adds, “We had a lot of fun sneaking in a bunch of easter eggs in the film, for the audience to find.”
Wknd Frnds EP
1. My Baby’s Beak
4. Wknd Frnds