Looking back, 2014 had a great number of special and memorable moments that in their own way defined the Indian indie music scene; some great, some not so much. So, we decided to put together a list of some memorable moments that shaped the year and had us on the edge of our seats.
Mumbai-based singer/songwriter Sohrab Nicholson's solo project, Nicholson, recently released it's debut EP, For What. We spoke to Sohrab about the EP, his collaboration with producer Rohan Ramanna, and J J and Stuart Da'Costa, and what's coming up.
Nischay Parekh has quickly garnered a large fanbase following the release of his debut record, Ocean, an optimistic and pleasant collection of delightful pop tunes driven forth by a perceptive aesthetic of melody, dynamics, and progression. We caught up with the singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer for a short chat about his songwriting, the process of setting up a tent in his room during recording, and current and future plans.
Regarded as perhaps the most intriguing, and experimentally cutting edge musical act, Kolkata-based experimental electronic fusion band PINKNOISE, have recently released their much awaited debut LP, The Dance Of The Diaspora. With guitar god Amyt Datta, drummer Jivraj 'Jiver' Singh, vocalist Jayashree Singh, and bassist Gyan Singh; PINKNOISE's music is fervently defiant of any genre, pattern, or form, and has redefined the very persona of a musician in the Indian independent music scene. We spoke to Jayashree about her experience working on the album, and all the ups and downs the band has faced, since the tragic demise of bassist Gyan Singh [RIP].