Shalini is a guitarist and bass player who is crazy about rock/pop music. As a little kid, she was mesmerized by the Supremes, Elvis, and the Beatles. Later, she gravitated toward punk influenced 70s and 80s music: Blondie, Cheap Trick, X, the Undertones, the Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Damned, Kirsty MacColl, the Bangles, the Go-Go's, R.E.M, and the Smiths.
In recent years, she has been interested in Scandinavian bands like Soundtrack of our Lives, Sigur Ros and the Raveonettes. Favorite North American songwriters include AC Newman, Liz Phair, Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt, and John Paul Keith, formerly of Stateside.
In 2010, Paisley Pop released Shalini's seventh commercial recording, Magnetic North. The six song EP of original material is available as a traditional CD and as an MP3 download from Paisley Pop and 125 Records. Read Shalini's blog about the making of the EP.
Shalini quit using her name as the band name in 2014 and formed the band Party Battleship after moving back to NC. She is currently working on new material. See facebook.com/partybattleship.
In the meantime, stay tuned for free MP3 downloads from Shalini's 90s band Vinyl Devotion.
Shalini T-Shirts! Buy them in the 125 Records Store.