The Void at Toit

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We think good food, good beer and good music make for a great combination, and that’s what the Sunday Simmer Down at Toit is.

As a part of this initiative, we feature bands from around the world, and each of them have a great musical story to tell.

Last Sunday we featured the very young, all-girl rock band, The Void.
For the uninitiated, the band consists of Felsy Royer on vocals, Vinaya Grace on guitars, Rithika Perumal on bass and Suvarna Magaji on drums.

Their sound is an upbeat one, that combines elements of soft rock, punk rock, alternative rock and reggae rock to give you a complete sound that, well, fills the void. (Couldn’t resist!)

We caught up with them and spoke about being a band first, and then an all-girl band, while their drummer studied for her exams. (We weren’t kidding when we said very young!)

As a band, how long have you guys been together?

About two years now.

And you’re originally from…

Bangalore! Vinaya is from Ooty, but she lives here now.

What is the average age of the band?

Rithika: Just legal! We’re 20, 21, 22 and 23.

…we also are sticking to the line of breaking the stereotype that only guys can play and have a band.

What is the most annoying question you get asked as a band?

Vinaya: “What are the challenges you face as an all-girl band?”

Rithika: It’s not really annoying, but just really repetitive.

So, why ‘The Void’?

Rithika: It just happened. But we also are sticking to the line of breaking the stereotype that only guys can play and have a band.

Vinaya: And also to dispel the myth that if girls have a band, it can’t be rock definitely!

You guys play rock?

Rithika: Yes, more or less. We are all influenced by different things.

Suvarna: Rock’n’ Roll, Rock, Metal.

Rithika: Indie rock, folk rock, and all of that too. And also Blues, lot of that. So, that’s the cool thing because we’re all influenced by different things and we bring that all together.

Have all of you been doing this only for the last two years? Or before that?

Vinaya: We’ve had tiny bands in school and stuff.

What’s your favourite show you’ve done in the two years you’ve been together?

Suvarna: We did a gig at Orion Mall.

…Monkey Town, which is this arts and music festival…we got a really, really good response.

Rithika: Even Hard Rock was good. Or Ooty!

Vinaya: Yeah! Monkey Town in Ooty. Collectively, it’s Monkey Town, which is this arts and music festival we performed at recently.

Rithika: Yeah, we got a really, really good response. But individually, I think we have our own favourites. It differs.

Felsy: I’ve only done 4-5 gigs with them, because I’m new to the band. So for me it’s definitely Ooty.

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You’re new? Who was the vocalist before this?

Vinaya: We’ve had nine.

Nine!!?

Vinaya: Yeah. They just didn’t stick on. They would have problems like curfews, and couldn’t make it to practices and stuff.

And that’s not a problem for you guys?

Vinaya: It is. But I don’t live with my parents. *laughs*

Rithika: My curfew is like 7, but it’s ok. It’s not too bad, and sometimes I can push it to 9.

My curfew is like 7, but it’s ok. It’s not too bad, and sometimes I can push it to 9.

Do you have any pre-gig rituals?

Rithika: Yeah. We’re usually just trying to get our stuff together.

Vinaya: We flip a little bit, and do this last minute writing down of the playlist and stuff.

Rithika: I think I tried a group hug on these guys once, and they’re very tom-boyish and I had to force them, and they were all like “get off me”,  and stuff.

What’s the hardest part about being a band?

Rithika: Mainly financially. It’s not easy being a student and asking your parents for money, saying we’re going for jam.

Vinaya: The thing is, the expense that we put in doesn’t equate with what we get in return. But that’s financially. Otherwise, it’s all good.

Suvarna: And also, maybe the Uncles and Aunties don’t like the idea of girls, or anybody, being in a band. You know, the Anu aunties.

Rithika: That, and also when people see us, they don’t look at us as a band—they see a bunch of girls and immediately stereotype. But when they do finally hear us, they’re like ok, these girls can play music.

Onto more cheery topics—if you guys had to make up a Fantasy Band of your own, who would be in it?

Vinaya: I know who’d be in mine—Hosier! And Mark Tremonti on guitars.

Rithika: Flea, for me, mainly. Chris Martin from Coldplay and Adam Levine! Oh my god!

Suvarna: Myles Kennedy!

Felsy: Yeah! Myles Kennedy, and Adele!

…when people see us, they don’t look at us as a band—they see a bunch of girls and immediately stereotype.

Who’s the diva in the band?

*All band members collectively point at Rithika, the bass guitarist.*

Rithika: What?! Really?

Now, if you could sing/play for a band apart from your own, which band would it be?

Rithika: Coldplay!

Suvarna: Coldplay!

Vinaya: Coldplay!

Felsy: Metallica!

And what are your favourite local bands?

Rithika: So I love a local band called Windoze, because they’re amazing!

Felsy: I love a local band called Final Surrender. They are damn good!

Suvarna: I have a lot! There’s Avial, there’s Junkyard Groove, there’s Black Letters. Also Agam, Indian Ocean, Indus Creed!

Vinaya: I would say Mushroom Lake for now, because that’s what I can think of. They are a Kerala based band!

We’re musicians first, before we’re girls.

What’s the one thing people should know about The Void?

Rithika: We’re musicians first, before we’re girls.

Vinaya: Yeah. We’re still figuring our music out, but we have people looking at us and going “oh you’re good, for being a girl band.”

Rithika: Give us constructive criticism, not ‘good for a girl band’ kind of stuff. I mean, if you’re a guy band, the bar is higher for some reason. We want our bar there as well, and we want to be compared with them as well.

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Oktoberfest Special

märzen

The classic, traditional Marzen, this beer style originated in Bavaria and is brewed primarily for the Oktoberfest during the end of September and the beginning of October. 

Our version of the classic is an elegant, malty German lager with a rich and toasty malt flavour, with an aftertaste so rich that you can’t resist another glass. 

*(ABV in Pune and Mumbai is 4.9%, and 5.8% in Bengaluru)

AROMA

Moderate intensity aroma of German malt, rich, bready, toasty.

ABV

5.8%*

MOUTHFEEL

Medium-bodied, with a smooth, creamy texture.

APPEARANCE

Amber Orange

FLAVOUR

Moderately-dry to dry. Distinctive and complex maltiness including a bready, toasty aspect. Moderate hop bitterness and low hop flavour.

Oktoberfest Special

German Pilsner

A crisp, exceptionally clean beer prominently featuring noble German hops and the finest Pilsner malt that gives it an impeccably balanced hop profile.

Pouring a brilliant straw colour, it offers floral and spicy aroma with flavours of lightly sweet malt, finishing firm and dry on the palate.

AROMA

Malty with floral and spicy aroma

ABV

4.8%

MOUTHFEEL

Light to medium body

APPEARANCE

Light Straw

FLAVOUR

Medium to high hop bitterness and subtle grain sweetness

Oktoberfest Special

Schwarzbier

This German style dark lager is a regional specialty from southern Thuringen and northern Franconia in Germany.

It balances a complex malt flavour with a generous addition of noble hops, with notes of caramel.

The Special beer is rumoured to have strange powers, in that over a few pints, you seem to lose your ability to say ‘no’ to more. Don’t believe us? Well, have a taste of it yourself and see.

AROMA

Slightly malty

ABV

5.5%

MOUTHFEEL

Medium body, smooth

APPEARANCE

Black

FLAVOUR

Light malty with hints of caramel

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Specials

American IPA

West Coast IPA

A West Coast-style American IPA aggressively hopped with a blend of Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo and El Dorado hops.

This brew is all about the hops – that lends it clear aromas of pine, stone fruit and citrus.

The beer has a coating mouthfeel with long lasting bitterness and balanced malt body.

AROMA

Pine, stone fruit, citrus

ABV

6.6%

MOUTHFEEL

Light to medium body

APPEARANCE

Deep Golden

FLAVOUR

A crisp, bold hop forward front followed by piney and citrus notes

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    • Brewery Tours are held on every 1st Saturday of the month. The tour and beer tasting session starts at 11:30am and lasts for about 1.5 hours.
    • Registration fees for the Tour is Rs.850 + taxes. This is inclusive of beer samples, food pairing, a certificate & T-shirt.
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    Specials

    Kolsch Beer

    Kolsch

    The Kolsch, originating from Cologne, Germany, is a light and refreshing ale-lager hybrid. The beer is clean, crisp and delicately-balanced with a subtle fruit and hop character. Our version is made with a single hop, Mandarina Bavaria, that lends the brew distinctive mandarin and citrus notes.

    AROMA

    Low malt aroma, with a grainy-sweet character. A delicately spicy hop aroma, with a pleasant and subtle fruit aroma

    ABV

    4.9%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium-light & medium carbonation

    APPEARANCE

    Clear, pale gold to light gold

    FLAVOUR

    Low fruity sweetness, medium-low bitterness with delicate dryness and slight crispness

    Specials

    Dark Vader

    Schwarzbier

    ​​This German style dark lager is a regional specialty from southern Thuringen and northern Franconia in Germany.

    It balances a complex malt flavour with a generous addition of noble hops, with notes of caramel.

    The Special beer is rumoured to have strange powers, in that over a few pints, you seem to lose your ability to say ‘no’ to more. Don’t believe us? Well, have a taste of it yourself and see. But we warned—you don’t know the power of the dark side…umm…lager.

    AROMA

    Slightly malty

    ABV

    5.0%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium body, smooth

    APPEARANCE

    Black

    FLAVOUR

    Light malty with hints of caramel

    Specials

    West Coast IPA

    SMaSH

    While most beers use a blend of multiple hops and malts the SMaSH is brewed with a single variety of malt (Pilsner Malt) and hops (Amarillo hops).

    This refreshing beer showcases the individual characteristics of each ingredient, creating a distinctive yet balanced flavour profile. The Verdant IPA yeast helps the hop character shine through, while maintaining the grainy backbone.

    It’s the perfect beer to welcome Spring and the perfect excuse you need to get SMaSHed.

    AROMA

    Floral, citrus

    ABV

    4.8%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Light-medium bodied, medium carbonated.

    APPEARANCE

    Light yellow, slightly hazy.

    FLAVOUR

    Slightly bitter, citrusy flavour followed by malty aftertaste.

    Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

    Please contact us between 9am and 7pm for reservations

    TOIT PUNE

    Oktoberfest Special

    Munich Dunkel

    The classic brown lager style of Munich which developed as a darker, more malt- accented beer than other regional lagers. While originating in Munich, the style became popular throughout Bavaria over time.

    German Munich malts have been used to create a rich, smooth and complex toasted bread crust flavour in this flavoursome lager.

    AROMA

    Deep malt sweetness

    ABV

    5.2%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Light to Medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Amber brown

    FLAVOUR

    Soft, rich and complex flavour of Munich malts

    Specials

    Kolsch Beer

    Kolsch

    The Kolsch, originating from Cologne, Germany, is a light and refreshing ale-lager hybrid. The beer is clean, crisp and delicately-balanced with a subtle fruit and hop character. Our version is made with a single hop, Mandarina Bavaria, that lends the brew distinctive mandarin and citrus notes.

    AROMA

    Low malt aroma, with a grainy-sweet character. A delicately spicy hop aroma, with a pleasant and subtle fruit aroma

    ABV

    4.9%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium-light & medium carbonation

    APPEARANCE

    Clear, pale gold to light gold

    FLAVOUR

    Low fruity sweetness, medium-low bitterness with delicate dryness and slight crispness

    Specials

    saison

    Lemon Tea Saison

    A farmhouse style ale celebrating the refreshing flavours of lemon chai. Crafted by infusing Malabar tea and a squeeze of farm fresh lemons, the beer has citrus fruit and spice notes that remind you of the soothing comfort of a cup of lemon tea, with a boozy twist of course!

    AROMA

    Fruity with a spicy yeast character

    ABV

    4.9%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Light to medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Fruity with a spicy yeast character

    FLAVOUR

    Citrus and pepper spice

    Specials

    Belgian Tripel

    Tripel X

    A clean, crisp, delicately-balanced beer with a very subtle fruit and hop character.

    Brewed with pilsner malt and homemade candy sugar, our take on this Belgian classic style is smooth and complex. Strong malty & mildly sweet notes deliver a pleasantly dry finish. This one packs quite a punch & you will barely notice it, making it a dangerously session-able beer

    AROMA

    Complex fruity aroma

    ABV

    8%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Medium body

    APPEARANCE

    Pale gold

    FLAVOUR

    Mild sweet malt flavour, with a soft bitterness and fruity flavors

    Specials

    Guest Tap - Oi Brewing

    Lemon Hard Seltzer

    100 calories and 2 grams of carbs per pint! The Oi Lemon Hard Seltzer is made from a natural honey base just like a mead. After a special proprietary fermentation process, they use the traditional Bourbon method and filter the Seltzer over a bed of charcoal that eliminates all color and taste from it.


    The result, a sparkling clear beverage, which is then naturally flavored with lemon. Refreshing, light and crisp!

    AROMA

    Lemon

    ABV

    <4.95%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Crisp and spritz

    APPEARANCE

    Clear

    FLAVOUR

    Tart lemon

    Specials

    Tall. Dark. Handsome.

    Belgian Dark Strong Ale

    A dark, very rich, complex, strong Belgian ale, this special is brewed with Pilsner malt, dark candy sugar and aromatic malts.

    This brew leads with strong aromas and flavours – caramel, raisin, dark fruit and candy sugar notes.

    We weren’t kidding when we named this one – its guaranteed to make you swoon!

    AROMA

    Complex maltiness and some phenolic spiciness

    ABV

    7.2%

    MOUTHFEEL

    Full body

    APPEARANCE

    Deep Amber

    FLAVOUR

    Rich malt, raisin and candy