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From Scaring Kids to Worst Shows: In Conversation with Battles

The American experimental rock band, comprising former Helmet and Don Caballero members, talk about their first ever India show at the Humming Tree, Bengaluru

interviews Dec 12, 2015

By Anurag Tagat  

Peepal Tree Release First Music Video

In conversation with Bengaluru’s best new alt rock group, comprising members from the likes of Bhoomi, Thermal and a Quarter and the Raghu Dixit Project, who have just launched their new music video for ‘Roshan-E-Kaafile’ and head to Pune for their first Weekender set in December 

interviews Nov 17, 2015

By Anurag Tagat  

Grammy Winning Effort Launch Debut Album

If you’re a hardcore band like Delhi’s Grammy Winning Effort who love to make people slam dance and do a little air guitar solo every now and then to songs about bi-winning actor Charlie Sheen, you won’t be surprised to hear what their debut self-titled album is about. The band told us, “People need to wake up and do whatever it is they want to do. You want to dress up like a goat and bleat at people on the street in the middle of Bandra, then do it!” 

interviews Sep 30, 2015

By Anurag Tagat  

Puddle Of Mudd Frontman Wes Scantlin Gets Talking

Ahead of their five-city India tour, the post-grunge band's vocalist/guitarist talks about lip-syncing, fighting to keep the band alive and their India tour

interviews Sep 30, 2015

By Bhanuj Kappal  

French Blues act Lil Red and the Roosters on India Tour

As part of the fourth edition of Simply the Blues Festival, the band embarks on a four-city tour, stopping by Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi starting September 24. Vocalist Jennifer Milligan talks about making their debut in India and what a regular Lil Red and the Roosters show is like

interviews Sep 20, 2015

By Anurag Tagat  

In Conversation With Dhruv Ghanekar - Part III

RSJ Director and musician, Bann Chakraborty, recently took the opportunity to speak to guitarist Dhurv Ghanekar about his latest album, Voyage, and his experience as a musician in the Indian independent music scene. Read the second of the three part conversation with Dhruv.

interviews May 04, 2015

By Bann Chakraborty  

In Conversation With Dhruv Ghanekar - Part II

RSJ Director and musician, Bann Chakraborty, recently took the opportunity to speak to guitarist Dhurv Ghanekar about his latest album, Voyage, and his experience as a musician in the Indian independent music scene. Read the second of the three part conversation with Dhruv.

interviews Apr 13, 2015

By Bann Chakraborty  

In Conversation With Dhruv Ghanekar - Part I

RSJ Director and musician, Bann Chakraborty, recently took the opportunity to speak to guitarist Dhurv Ghanekar about his upcoming album, Voyage, and his experience as a musician in the Indian independent music scene. Check out the first of the three part conversation with Dhruv.

interviews Apr 08, 2015

By Bann Chakraborty  

Introducing: Nicholson

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.

interviews Nov 03, 2014

By RSJ Staff  

Introducing: Indian Saber

We recently spoke to Delhi-based Bollywood sufi rock sextet, and winner of 'Rock On!!' August, Indian Saber about the band's experiences across college competitions, India's Got Talent, and online success, delivering their brand of fusion music.

interviews Oct 08, 2014

By RSJ Staff  

PINKNOISE Release The Dance Of The Diaspora, LP

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].

interviews Sep 24, 2014

By RSJ Staff  

How The Overseas Project Push Boundaries

A confluence of three musicians living in Kuwait, originally hailing from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India, led to the formation of The Overseas Project. The band plays a heady mix of pop, rock, the blues, Hindi rock, and more, with a couple of singles and a video already out and further releases lined up. We speak with Amitabh Sengupta, Majid Mahmood, and Hasib Raza, the three guys who constitute The Overseas Project, about Dropbox, politics in their music, their vision and philosophy, their sound, and what the future holds. 

interviews May 19, 2014

By RSJ Staff  

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