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For a long time, Ramesh Srivastava wanted to leave the past in the past. It’s been over a decade since Voxtrot called it a day, and he was happy for much of that time to keep the five-piece as a memory. In fact, for most of it, he’s been plagued by varied but recurring dreams in which Voxtrot were onstage and things weren’t going so well. Whatever the situation, his dreams have always been anxiety-ridden and negative. Until recently.
“About a year ago,” he says, “I had a dream where we were onstage and it was really positive. And there was such a strong and palpable feeling of love in my heart that when I woke up, it was still with me. I switched on my phone and started looking at things tagged with Voxtrot on social media – like teenagers now covering our songs, people with Voxtrot tattoos – and just went down this internet rabbit hole that made me realize how much love there still is for the band. I was seeing it from this really wonderful viewpoint, and that morning – for the first time since the band broke up – it seemed very, very obvious that we should do this.”
2022 saw Voxtrot return with a pair of archival releases and a triumphant string of US tour dates.
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