Pahenlo Batti Muni
Pahenlo Batti Muni is a Nepali experimental rock band formed in October 2015 in Kathmandu. Through their songwriting and music, Pahenlo Batti Muni tries to make sense of the worlds around and within themselves. The band was a five-member outfit with Bikram Bashyal (Guitar), Kus KC (Bass), Lav Jung Chhetri (Drums), Pravesh Thapa Magar (Guitar) and Rochak Dahal (Vocal). Then in October 2019, Bikram Bashyal had to leave the band to pursue his life abroad. Growing up in Nepal during decades of darkness when daily power cuts had become a forced way of life, vocalist Rochak Dahal and guitarist Pravesh Thapa Magar often jammed under the candle’s yellow light, back when the band was beginning to take shape. The name of the band is derived partly from this experience.