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Aditya Varma
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Introducing: As We Keep Searching - Ambient Post-Rockers from Ahmedabad

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.

Jan 16, 2014

Deafbreed - Cheisrah

A review of Deafbreed by Cheisrah.

Jan 09, 2014

Third Sovereign Set to Return with New Album

After more than two years of a long hush of silence, Third Sovereign - the brutal death metal band that found its origins in Aizawl, Mizoram – is coming back to do what it does best. We had an opportunity to speak to drummer Reuben Lalchuangkima about the band’s slumber, the recording of their new album and their much awaited return to the prodigal stage of metal music. 

Jan 06, 2014

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.

Dec 04, 2013

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.

 

Nov 29, 2013

Bacardi NH7 Weekender to be Held in NCR on Nov 30 & Dec 1

The Bacardi NH7 Weekender, NCR will take place on Nov 30 and Dec 1 at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. 

Nov 28, 2013

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. 

Nov 27, 2013

The Celeste Fest 2013, Mussoorie - Oct 25, 26

A stunning location, some great music, some not so much, rum in the hills, shattered bass drums, and memories of staring down to look at the clouds - the first edition of the Celeste Music Festival, held at the George Everest House in Mussoorie, was a grand success. Aditya Varma was there to witness the ins and outs; below are his thoughts.  

Nov 06, 2013

Barefaced Liar Set to Release New Album

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. 

Oct 25, 2013

Reverrse Polarity - Reverrse Polarity

A review of Reverrse Polarity's self-titled debut. 

Oct 09, 2013

Pentagram, Shaa'ir & Func, The Lightyears Explode, and Drawing Short Straws Live at Blue Frog, Delhi

Pentagram with their very first gig at the Blue Frog, Delhi. Shaa’ir + Func and their explosive live act. The Lightyears Explode with their endearing indie-pop-punk thing. And Drawing Short Straws and their hypnotic experimental sound. The Gig Week finale had it all. Aditya Varma was there as our resident documenter.

 

Oct 03, 2013

The Family Cheese, Spud in the Box, Nice Weather for Ducks, and Snafu Live at Turquoise Cottage, New Delhi

Our man Aditya Varma headed over to catch The Family Cheese, Spud in the Box, Snafu, and Nice Weather for Ducks, who played at Turquoise Cottage in Delhi on September 24, as part of The Gig Week. Here's what he touch, saw, heard, felt, tasted. 

Sep 27, 2013

Harley Rock Riders ft. The Incredible MindFunk, Gravy Train, Barefaced Liar, and The Circus

We landed up at the Harley Rock Riders at Hard Rock Cafe the other day, only to see a potentially great gig wrecked by poor sound and a snoozing audience who just didn't seem like they wanted to be there. Aditya Varma tells you more.

Sep 16, 2013

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