The Bacardi NH7 Weekender hit Greater Noida again this year for the NCR edition of the festival. Meshuggah, Nucleya, Mutemath, Scribe, And So I Watch You From Afar, the lineup had it all. The festival also had hot air balloons, gallons of alcohol, a Ferris Wheel, and so much more. Akhil Sood with the full report. Click here for stray observations from the festival.
Karan Kumar, the bass player of Mumbai/Pune's post-rock outfit A Mutual Question, interviews Rory Friers, the guitar player of And So I Watch You From Afar, the four-piece instrumental band from Northern Ireland.
Aditya Varma interviews Warren Mendonsa, the brains (and pretty much everything else) behind Blackstratblues, and the guitar player for seminal act Zero.
A review of Foreward by Big City Harmonics.
Delhi's Barefaced Liar have made a name for themselves with their indelibly catchy modern-rock vibe, keenly intertwined with a degree of virtuosity. The band is currently in the process of working towards releasing their second album in the next couple of months, while also gigging heavily. We chat with them about the new album, opening for Hoobastank, what the future holds, and their songwriting process, among other things.
Naturally, a three-day music festival will have a lot of things happening, not all of which can be crammed into a review. So we thought we'd have this special section for stray observations made at the Pune edition of the Bacardi NH7 Weekender festival, held on Oct 18-20. Read on for Scribe vs. a heckler, the perils of drinking buckets, the Red Bull Tour Bus, dogs, sugar rushes, and more. Click here to read our complete review of the festival.
Vasuda Sharma’s debut record, Attuned Spirits, is an amalgamation of western and traditional Indian classical sounds, with an underlying aesthetic of exploration and experimentation that lends it a clear direction. Collaborations feature heavily on the album, yet the continuity of her vision springs forth at every juncture. Vishad Sharma speaks to her about writing for the album, setting up a live band, and her journey of self-discovery and new beginnings.
Minus its pedestrian name, The Scene – a series of monthly gigs organized by NH7 and Blue Frog – is a great initiative that not only helps young bands by putting them up on the big stage at the Blue Frog, Mumbai early in their lives as performing musicians, but also allows us wastrels and wanderers the opportunity to check out new music. V 6.0 featured three bands which had unusually long and weird names, so Akhil Sood, who calls himself quite the post-rock enthusiast, went to check out the gig. Here are his numbered thoughts:
Invigorate Seed is an exciting young band from Jorhat, Assam that writes progressive/metalcore music packed to the brim with a thundering intensity. Oh, and they're all still teenagers. They have released their first official single, titled 'Vanity', with RSJ. Learn more about them below.
A review of Lucky 7: Stupid Ditties, an Ennui.Bomb Compilation.
A review of Reverrse Polarity's self-titled debut.
Inch by inch, Frame/Frame has been making waves within the indie community with his bouncy live act and the release of his new EP, Swimmers, accompanied by a music video for 'Pastels'. Here, he talks to Shomi Gupta about the album, the video, playing live "bangers", and recording the flush in his toilet, of course.
Them Clones have released two new singles, 'Mediocre' and 'Speak When I'm Gone'. The band is trying to reinvent its sound, and we speak to them about introducing a new member into the mix, about the idea behind releasing singles and not EPs, and what directions they're keen on heading in.
SAMAR GREWAL For all the calming, balm-like work it will do on your soul, Tajdar Junaid's
A review of Ambiance de Danse by Amyt Datta.
A review of Indulge.Divulge by FuzzCulture.
Donn Bhat is someone who might ring a familiar tone amongst folk who’ve ardently followed ‘the scene’ for a...
This year, Mood Indigo, the iconic festival organized by the good people at IIT Mumbai, will host Simple Plan, those colossal modern punks all the…
The second edition of the Seagram’s 100 Pipers India Music Week, an event conceptualized and organized by Rock Street Journal, was held from November 21...
Akhil Sood turns all good Samaritan and stuff and suggests five alternative career options for Priyanka Chopra to pursue after hearing her song 'In My City' featuring Will.I.Am.
Akhil Sood dons his viewing goggles and his top hat and pops a batch of corn before sitting down to critically dissect the new Ska Vengers video. You do have the option of skipping his thoughts and viewing the video at the bottom of the page. Don't tell us we didn't warn you.
We round up our Heavy Metal Dictionary for Noobs with a full-roundup of the basics. This is it. You know this and you might not have to prove your mettle in the moshpit!
Some wag – may he rest in peace – once claimed that writing about music was like dancing about architecture. Very clever. He's passed…