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Undying Inc. Release Video for 'IRONCLAD'

Delhi's Undying Inc. have released a video for their new single, 'IRONCLAD'

BUZZ! Jan 04, 2014

By RSJ Staff  

Emerging Artists of 2013

It’s been a good year for young bands, with crowds far more receptive to new artists – young and old alike – and promoters also taking punts on these new bands. Plus, with the internet and Bandcamp and Soundcloud allowing anyone with an internet connection to upload new music, the opportunities for musicians to be heard, reach out, and get attention have naturally increased. So yeah, it’s not all gloomy, even if the weather here in Delhi really is.  

features Dec 31, 2013

By RSJ Staff  

Best Indian Metal Albums - 2013

Though 2013 abounded in gigs, it was a pretty low-key year for Indian metal bands as far as album releases went. Quite a few promised albums never dropped for various reasons, the ones that did oscillated between ho-hum and downright unlistenable, and much of the year was given to bitching and moaning about the state of the scene. It wasn’t all that bleak, however; there were a few notable releases that made the top lists this year.

features Dec 30, 2013

By Deepti Unni  

Photo Finish Series: Shooting from the Hip - Shiv Ahuja

The amount that (and the speed at which) Shiv Ahuja talks would make one wonder how this guy ever manages to shut up and click pictures. One look at his pictures though, and there's silence: the visuals spring to life in glorious black & white. We catch up with the 23-year-old Delhi photographer as he talks us through his process.

features Dec 26, 2013

By Akhil Sood  

10 Observations about The Dewarists Season 3, Episode 4: 'Hadimba' (Lagori and Actors' Cult)

The Dewarists, a super-popular crossover TV show which finds that common place between music, travel, and collaborations, returns for its third season. The show airs every Sunday at 8 PM on MTV and every day of the week on YouTube. Here's our review of the fourth episode of the season, featuring a collaboration between folk/fusion band Lagori and theatre group Actors' Cult.

ODDITIES Dec 12, 2013

By Akhil Sood  

Zoo: The Metropolis Jail Break

Kolkata's electro-alternative act, Zoo, are an intelligent and excitable bunch who're always looking to stretch the boundaries just a little. Here, we speak with them about the multiple layers their name holds, their performance at India Music Week - III, and their debut release, The Attic Sessions, their Zooniverse, among other things.

features Dec 04, 2013

By Aditya Varma  

Introducing: The Quirky Sounds of Mumbai's Madboy/Mink

The Mumbai duo, Madboy/Mink, have been making generating quite a buzz with their eclectic music and engaging and energetic live sets. We had a short chat with the band about their music and their identity, among other things.

interviews Dec 03, 2013

By Medha Singh  

In Conversation with And So I Watch You From Afar

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.

interviews Nov 29, 2013

By Karan Kumar  

Survival of the Fittest: The Evolution of Sky Rabbit

Sky Rabbit will be playing their last show of the year at 100 Pipers India Music Week, on December 8 at Blue Frog, Mumbai, along with Blackstratblues, Soulmate, The Supersonics, and Spud in the Box. We speak with them about their evolution as a band, their approach to writing songs, playing at the India Music Week, and watching Jaga Jazzist live.  

features Nov 29, 2013

By Aditya Varma  

A Peep Into the Mind of Blackstratblues

Aditya Varma interviews Warren Mendonsa, the brains (and pretty much everything else) behind Blackstratblues, and the guitar player for seminal act Zero. 

interviews Nov 27, 2013

By Aditya Varma  

10 Observations about The Dewarists Season 3, Episode 1: 'Suspended'

The Dewarists, a super-popular crossover TV show which finds that common place between music, travel, and collaborations, returns for its third season. The show airs every Sunday at 8 PM on MTV and every day of the week on YouTube. Here's our review of the season premiere, featuring an offbeat collaboration between Monica Dogra, Prashant Mistry (Engine-Earz Experiment), and Eric Paré.

ODDITIES Nov 15, 2013

By Akhil Sood  

Introducing: The Library (A Collaboration between Siddharth Basrur and Vishal J Singh)

Siddharth Basrur is the owner of one of the most recognizable voices in the indie circuit these days - from Goddess Gagged to his solo stuff to his work in films and advertisements to the tons of collaborations and guest appearances he happens to do. Vishal J Singh founded the cult Amogh Symphony, and is one of the most naturally gifted metal guitar players in the country, with phenomenal chops matched by an innate ability to craft songs and transcend stylistic restrictions at ease. Naturally, the two decided to get together to form The Library, an instrumental alternative/post-rock band where they're sharing all instrumental duties.

features Nov 13, 2013

By Akhil Sood  

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