Cushion, an Indian Fusion band which is based in Malta, offers a very interesting mid tempo fusion of western and eastern chill-out music, mostly inclined towards the sound of India, with dominant sitar licks, eastern inclinations on vocal threads, backed with sublime ambience from the keys, and interesting bass and drum patterns to wrap it all up.
During live performances, Cushion also often includes professional dancing choreographies with other special acts such as fire juggling and buugeng. Cushion was formed with the intention to offer a musical alternative to reduce the daily stress, a cushion to absorb shocks that daily life sometimes incurs on us. The main influences of Cushion, comes from a fusion of music genres including Anoushka Shankar, Masaladosa and Morcheeba.
Apart from gigging around the Maltese Islands, taking part in most of the dominant festivals in Malta, including Rock the South, Earth Garden, Sunscape and Malta Farsons Beer Festival, Cushion have also performed live in Northern Cyprus at the Naci Talat Festival. Just before leaving for Northern Cyprus, the band have shot a video for the song "Creation Destruction". This is one of the songs that shall be released on their debut album, which will be release sometime in 2016. Recordings for this album also took place in Northern Cyprus. Cushion is progressively growing in popularity and are leaving a positive impact wherever they perform.
Currently, subdivisions of the band are being recruited, even on a weekly basis, in highly esteemed venues over the island. This continues to prove the diversity and flavour of this very promising project.
Reine Kabban: vocals
Anthony Curmi: sitar
Noel Scerri: keyboards
Dwayne Cassar: bass guitar
Alexein Grech: drums