A review of the Mumbai producer and his band, Passenger Revelator's third album
Delhi-based percussionist Sahil Mendiratta, a.k.a. Inspector Maal; electronica artist Ashhar Farooqui of Teddy Boy Kill; and guitarist Punit Jantu recently formed an electro-pop coalition called IJA. The trio recently worked on the soundtrack for Dibakar Banerjee's, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!,and released their debut EP, VitaAmin Sex, today.
Assam-based protest pop trio Digital Suicide recently released their fourth single, '#NOSTATENOREST', featuring quirky yet intuitive lyrics incorporated into a pop groove. We spoke to front man Daniel Langthasa about the new single, and the band's talks with record labels for an album and music video release.
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.
2014 was more than a spectacular year for the Indian independent music scene with a tidal wave of young and innovative artists, a plethora of music festivals, and an amazing 365 days of pure music. In retrospect, the RSJ team have pooled in efforts to compile a list of some of the most promising new bands and artists responsible for the dynamic shift in the Indian music circuit's sound.
Here's a look at the Calcutta-based instrumental dance rock band that has been causing waves with their music, Write In Stereo. We spoke to guitarist Debangshu Roy about the band's current updates.
Delhi based punk/pop rock/ lo-fi hard hitters Hoirong, released their album Dandaniye Aparaadh on August 15. We spoke to guitarist and vocalist Kamal Singh about the band's latest front.
Bangalore based ambient/post tock band Until We Last just come out with their debut EP, Earthgazing. We spoke to guitarist and master mind Ketan Bahirat about the band's latest release, and future plans.
Proudly anouncing the winner of July's edition of 'Rock On!!', we present to you, Mame Khan - a voice that has touched souls across the globe. We had the opportunity to speak to Mame, about his music, his home, and the way of the Manganiar.
Vocalist Pavithra Chari, and musician all rounder Anindo Bose have recently come together for Shadow And Light, the duos collaborative venture into contemporary fusion music.
The second season of Project Resound created the collaboration of some of the best names in the Indian music circuit, to create four amazing tracks. We spoke to Karsh Kale about his experience writing 'We All Fall' with guitarist Warren Mendonsa, Hidustani vocalist Ankita Joshi, and sarangi maestro Sabir Khan.
Mumbai based alternative Hindi rock band Sifar, have worked tirelessly over the last six years to break out of their 'routine lives' and perfect their sound - which can now only be described as the work of seasoned veterans. We spoke to the band's vocalist, guitarist,and producer, Amit Yadav, about his experience writing, playing, and producing some of the best Hindi rock music the country has witnessed.
Coming from the heart of Chennai, Sidharth Ezhilan is a beat maker, rapper, and music producer, whose experiments on fusing hip-hop and electronic music with his own organic groove, resulted in pretty spectacular works of art. We had a chance to speak to him about his music, plans for the future, qualms with paying royalty, and more.
Singzu Joint call themselves so, considering the eclectic mixture of genres that coalesce in the band's music and writing style. We spoke to musician, producer, and Singzu Joint co founder, Laishram Eroz Khumancha, about the band's music, birth, pitfalls, future, and more.
The folk metal band from 'God's own country' hope to redefine metal with their narration of history and their debut album.
Saket's Turquoise Cottage played host to a pretty winning alternative electro rock gig on May 2 with White Beryl, and headlined by The Circus. We had Aditya Varma observe and report, and following are some of the evening's highlights.
We spoke to Escher's Knot vocalist, Abijith Rao, about the intertwining sounds and the unbreakable bond of the 'Knot.
Adi & Suhail release their debut full length album, Culture Code Landscape, exploring sounds of fusion.
Bangalore thrash metal band Theorized have released their debut full length album, Psychosphere. Thrash be thy name.
Former Them Clones guitarist Gucci Singh launched his collaborative project, Crazy Weather, with the release of their debut album, Half Life.
Delve deeper into the world of college band music and discover the different faces, shades, and textures of L for Vendetta.
A review of Delhi's funk/prog/hard-rock band Five8's new full length release, Our Imaginarium.
We spoke to cabaret/bathroom waltz band, Peter Cat Recording Co., about their DIY home gig parties; the line ups, the people, the raid, and the future.
A review of How Are You? We Are Fine, Thank You by Bangalore's folk metal outfit The Down Troddence.
Dualism Records, launched by Dualist Inquiry, release Subterra, a compilation album featuring a range of electronica musicians.
We had the chance to speak to Rudy Wallang about the release of Soulmate's lastest album, Ten Stories Up.
A review of Intersections by The Bodhisattwa Trio.
A review of Inmate by Asylum.
We speak with some of our favourite artists and personalities around and shoot a bunch of random rapid-fire questions their way about 2013 and more to wrap up our review of 2013.
As We Keep Searching are a young ambient/post-rock band with Hindi vocals, hailing from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. We chat with them about their singles, plans for future releases, and the independent music scene in Gujarat and beyond.