Album | Andy The Crocodile – Scars & Wounds
-For Folk's Sake
Heartwarmingly sweet in its melodic reverie, Andy the Crocodile skates gracefully between longing jazz melodies, rock rhythm, and genuine folk storytelling to tell a story that feels as deeply personal and touching to anyone willing to let it take a dive into their hearts. Full of subtle, trained vocal and instrumental tricks to elevate his music that much further, Andy the Crocodile feels like India’s answer to Jason Mraz—jazzy, effortless, and capable of taking an express train straight to listeners’ hearts.
Andy The Crocodile's latest EP release 'Scars & Wounds' is filled with catchy melodies and rich harmonies
- Stars And Celebs
Andy The Crocodile produces music that is reminiscent of a veteran artist. With such finesse and a polished exterior, Scars & Wounds showcases Andy’s expertise as a musician. The EP not only exhibits the singer-songwriter’s artist merit, it also demonstrates the artist’s unique indie rock/pop and alternative sensibilities.
Scars & Wounds is prevalent with catchy hooks, arresting melodies, and rich harmonies. The record is not only melody-driven, it is also a memorable journey through oldies music with a contemporary twist.
ANDY THE CROCODILE · SCARS & WOUNDS
- This Is Not The Radio
Lullubies often feel comforting, give solace, but they also have a bittersweet essence. For even as a baby, we learn that we cannot escape the pain and struggle of life. But isn’t it all beautiful? Andy The Crocodile’s music is a mixture of emotions from sweet to sad, lost to found. He is an honest artist, authentic and true.
Andy The Crocodile - Scars & Wounds EP (Self-Released)
- The Big Takeover
The beginning of the lead single “Hope” sounds as if Jason Mraz had traveled back in time to record an old 78 rpm record, and it contains some wonderfully poppy Beatlesque melodies. “Sleep Well My Child” has a beautiful, lighter than air lullaby quality that is reminiscent of Paul McCartney’s early solo song sketches, and “Just Another Love Song” has a similar quality as well. But it is the six minute track “The Whammy Girl” which is the true highlight here. What begins as a quirky pseudo-Country ramble quickly erupts into visceral Zeppelin territory with some fantastic soloing from Andy.
I Just Couldn’t Wait to Tell You About ANDY THE CROCODILE
- The Farsighted
Andy the Crocodile (aka Anand Manivannan) is the grandson of S.R.D. Vaidyanathan, a revered Indian musician. His musical pedigree certainly runs deep, but he’s gone a bit of a different direction musically than his grandpappy. Blending a Jason Mraz-like pop styled singer/songwriter sound with classic rock influences and a obvious appreciation for the Americana folk scene, Andy the Croc crafts easy listening pop rock tracks that are heartfelt, deep, and extremely well written.
Andy The Crocodile Brings Memories & The Element of Swoon In Scars & Wounds
- The Music Court
Andy The Crocodile’s Scars & Wounds sound jump starts a memory bank of hearing 1950s music for the first time and the swooning tones of the instrumentals. It has a perfect melting pot of a variety of genres all spun into one. He has the ability to transport his listeners to a specific time, add his formal and informal music knowledge, and add a stylistic twist to his sound. With his talent and ability to create his own universe where his music lives, listeners will not have to wait long.
Andy The Crocodile – Scars & Wounds EP
- With Guitars
Andy The Crocodile produces music that is reminiscent of a veteran artist. With such finesse and polished exterior, Scars & Wounds showcases Andy’s expertise as a musician. The EP not only exhibits the singer-songwriter’s artist merit, it also demonstrates the artist’s unique indie rock/pop and alternative sensibilities.
‘SCARS & WOUNDS’ BY ANDY THE CROCODILE IS A SOLID EP FROM A CONFIDENT INDIE ARTIST
- Big Sky State Buzz
I had never heard a rock album from an artist from India, let alone one that’s filled with a badass confidence in his sound that’s evident from start to finish. But, more than that, before listening to this EP, I also never have heard a musician mix 1940s jazz and 70s-style rock with pop stylings baked in for good measure, too. If it sounds difficult to fathom, you really just have to hear it for yourself to best understand why or how it works.
Premiere: Andy The Crocodile – “Hope”
- Obscure Sound
The artist possesses vibrant, nicely fluctuating vocals, a range that first becomes apparent around 01:22. Quaint guitar work starts things off, with a pit-pattering rhythm section and Manivannan’s vocals comprising the bulk of the initial arsenal. Additional guitar flourishes emerge later, especially during the bridge past the two-minute mark, which add some nice twinkling keys as well.