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|Years active||1998 - present|
Albatross (Nepali: अल्बाट्रोस) is a Nepali rock band from Kathmandu, Nepal. The band was formed in 1998 as a three-piece school band. The band's fast tempos, signature chord progression and contemporary compositions has made them one of the pioneers of rock music in Nepal.
In 1998 three young musicians, still in school, got together and picked up old rusty instruments and started playing. The trio experimented with Nepali rock sounds and western alternative music which led to the development of a sound of their own. Currently Albatross is a four-part band and the quartet have made their presence in Nepal and internationally and continue to influence aspiring Nepali rock musicians.
The band's lyrics and musical style relates to the problems in Nepal and it's general population. The lyrics are based on everyday lives of the people, hardships and social issues, sometimes harboring on political issues.
'We play Nepali Rock that addresses contemporary issues of Nepal. We love playing music that people can relate to, be it through music or the lyrics. We are a tight bunch of guys that love playing live, are true to our music and most importantly love what we do. Its not all that!'- Albatross.
'Albatross also has the unique distinction of being the only band from Nepal to play at the South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. Their successful tours in the US and other countries are a testament to their reception by the worldwide rock community'.
'Albatross in not only a legendary rock band from Nepal but has achieved worldwide success and notoriety'.