• Sat, Dec 10, 2022

Album Dec 08, 2022, 16:02PM

maluscomas Lands On The Right Side Of Obsolescence With His New Album

‘Other Side Of Peace’ makes up for in writing what it lacks in presentation

Buzz! Dec 07, 2022, 20:22PM

Gooth Brings The Vibes On 'Her Song'

Album Dec 01, 2022, 17:27PM

DIVINE's 'Gunehgar': The Indie Dream

Buzz! Nov 30, 2022, 18:25PM

Sampriti Combines Africa And Assam On Her Slick New Single

‘KENIGOL’ fits both its disparate genre influences like a glove. That’s impressive.

Buzz! Nov 28, 2022, 16:46PM

Liked By RSJ 2022

Tl;dr: Playlist series showcasing awesome Indian indie releases this year. The link's at the bottom of this article.

Buzz! Nov 25, 2022, 16:23PM

Ratrodek Throws The Kitchen Sink At His Pop-Rock Debut

‘Chains Of Sorrow’ tries lots of things, but that means there’s something for everyone

Buzz! Nov 23, 2022, 17:22PM

Mali Returns From A 'Break' With A Tone Change

Her new single ‘Ashes’ just dropped, and it’s a good ol’ pop anthem

Album Nov 11, 2022, 17:35PM

Curtain Blue Has Put Out An Excellent Bit Of Electronica With 'S.T.R.I.P.E.S'

There’s not much to criticize here. This EP is innovative, interesting and sounds absolutely gorgeous. Winner!

Buzz! Nov 13, 2022, 12:10PM

Sagar Kapoor Goes Delightfully High-Concept On 'Alvida'

A longform multi-genre tune inspired by the theater stage? Now we’re talking.

Buzz! Nov 07, 2022, 16:53PM

gini and Tansen. Come Together On The Short' Sweet 'Jugnoo'

The two producers seem to be vibing well on this collaboration

Columns Nov 03, 2022, 17:20PM

People Are Angry With Music Festivals, But Everybody Wins

So many fans seething, but see you there, probably?  

Buzz! Oct 27, 2022, 15:31PM

That Good Good Is A Well-Crafted Musical Enterprise

‘Walk Of Shame’ is just a relaxed, safe bit of entertainment

Buzz! Oct 25, 2022, 16:42PM

Rushabh Roymon Takes Influence To The Very Edge

‘Modern Love And Expiration Dates’ ends up on the right side of derivative-ness (or does it?)

Buzz! Oct 21, 2022, 12:13PM

There's A Little Spark On The Debut From Bengaluru's No Neighbours Around

This band might be worth watching out for

Buzz! Oct 19, 2022, 10:27AM

An (im)perfect Solo Debut: My Imperfections by Prithviraj Jadhav

Five strings, an old guitar, and questions to chew on

Buzz! Oct 16, 2022, 17:31PM

Play Rohan Raveesh's Smooth Single 'Drift' On A Busy Work Day

This quiet bit of laid-back indie pop starts from a lo-fi base

Buzz! Oct 12, 2022, 16:48PM

Indian Hip-Hop Has A New Entrant, And The Name is tricksingh

There is genuinely good quality to be found on ‘my turn/meri vaari’

Album Oct 11, 2022, 22:46PM

SOHM Contemplates, Well, Everything On His New Album

It’s self-titled and features some songwriting that isn’t afraid to improve on a solid base

Buzz! Oct 10, 2022, 16:34PM

Shubham Kundu Continues His Voyage Into Pure Arena Pop

His single ‘Faith’ is just pure excess for what it is. That’s a good thing.

Buzz! Oct 05, 2022, 17:22PM

Chaar Diwaari Impresses On The Vibe-Laden 'Enjaay'

This tune is more interesting and fresher than most, and that is sorely needed

Buzz! Oct 03, 2022, 16:19PM

Expect Frizzell D'Souza To Be On All Your Playlists Real Soon

Her single ‘Just As Easily’ is a song you’ll save without a second thought

Buzz! Sep 27, 2022, 15:50PM

Kamlesh Purohit Channels Pop From A Now Forgotten Decade

His single ‘Kasoor’ will bring you back to the era of Music CDs and an India just before malls

Buzz! Sep 25, 2022, 15:10PM

Luitwaters Captures The Essence Of Youthful Exuberance

‘Misa Axha’ is a prime example of a good first impression

Buzz! Sep 21, 2022, 15:58PM

Jaiditya Jha Leans On Classic Songwriting With His Bright Debut

‘xy’, if nothing else, will bring back some nice memories

Buzz! Sep 15, 2022, 16:11PM

Jason Robertson Takes An Educated Approach On His Debut Single

‘Voices’ has the kind of vibe that promotes... an intellectual conversation?

Buzz! Sep 14, 2022, 17:42PM

Indie Rock Is Still A Thing, And sunset on the cliff Say So

‘it’s(you)’ brings back the last memories we have of the TV era

Buzz! Sep 10, 2022, 16:25PM

Mr.Ives Rides The Disco Revival Wave

‘Retro Lifestyle’ is a safe but legitimate take on a genre making a comeback

Buzz! Sep 08, 2022, 13:59PM

Shweta Srivastava Makes Music You Can Depend On

Her single ‘Saturn’ is modern indie pop that does exactly what is advertised

Buzz! Aug 22, 2022, 16:26PM

'Two' Is Singer-Songwriter Nitansha's Confident Foray Into Alternative Pop

Perhaps it isn’t that alternative any more. It’s still right for the times, though.

Buzz! Aug 10, 2022, 16:42PM

How About and K/Who Combine On The Ethereal 'Salt'

A futuristic, introspective and laid-back journey through the stars

Buzz! Jul 28, 2022, 13:02PM

Vineeth Vincent Makes A Musical Splash On His Single 'Colour'

The tune is an emotionally charged debut

Buzz! Jul 23, 2022, 10:46AM

Chirag Todi Continues His Pop Growth On The Vibe-y 'Love Nobody'

Collaboration is a double-edged sword; this single ends up on the right side of things

Buzz! Jul 20, 2022, 15:38PM

Aarlon Builds Great Atmosphere On 'Aaina'

There’s a great deal of personality to this band’s brand of rock

Buzz! Jul 18, 2022, 16:54PM

Brainbow Finally Brings A Breath Of A Fresh Air Into Our Electronic Scene

It takes a truly outlandish amalgation of genre and influence, but thank heavens for it

Buzz! Jul 14, 2022, 17:22PM

Farhaan Mistry Is From The Old School And Proud Of It

His single ‘State Property’ will remind you why the rock n’ roll era was as cool as it was

Album Jul 12, 2022, 16:40PM

Nipun Cheema Paints The Most Vibrant Of Pictures

His EP ‘Miniatures’ is an instrumental release to play again and again

Album Jul 11, 2022, 17:27PM

philterSoup And SAT Come Together On The Warm, Dreamy EP 'Emersion'

The music here features some of the most comforting textures you’ll hear

Buzz! Jul 08, 2022, 11:28AM

Ami Andazi Brings His Flair To Simple Singer-Songwriter Fare

The traveling musician brings high production value to the otherwise lo-fi world of indie

Album Jul 02, 2022, 11:55AM

Scratch Your Prog Itch With A New EP From Apoorv Singh Kathait

‘The Chronicles Of Shredman Singh’ thankful doesn’t take itself too seriously

Buzz! Jun 30, 2022, 16:33PM

Cinnamon Cigars Enter Your Indie Playlist With Their New Single

It’s called ‘If The Night Is Dark’ and it’s everything you love about the genre

Buzz! Jun 28, 2022, 16:49PM

Aanchal Srivastava Impresses With Her Feel-Good New Single 'Nadan Dil'

Can’t really say no to a sweet bit of indie pop-folk, can you?

Buzz! Jun 27, 2022, 18:02PM

Indian Metal Veterans Demonic Resurrection Release New Single 'Non Serviam'

Heavy, melodic, fresh and pointing out the uncomfortable truth

Album Jun 26, 2022, 11:30AM

JUGNU's 'Talaash' Doesn't Try To Impress Anyone And Relies On Simplicity To Define Its Beauty

The Kolkata band makes a statement on their debut

Buzz! Jun 23, 2022, 17:10PM

Odyssey by Baidurjya Banerjee - A little bit of everything

Funk, electronic, R&B, blues – There’s something for everyone

Buzz! Jun 22, 2022, 16:11PM

Sanskar Vaidya Gives A Ballad Its Due With 'The Meadow'

It’s always good to hear an artist growing and being comfortable in their skin

Album Jun 21, 2022, 17:20PM

The Second Wave by David De Menezes: A Must-Listen Album

Unique, interesting and far from the norm

Buzz! Jun 20, 2022, 17:54PM

Pratik Tushar Is Calm And Collected On His Track 'All At Ease'

At the risk of many a bad pun, the song actually does put the listener at ease

Columns Jun 17, 2022, 16:16PM

The Vinyl Revival: What's Going On?

Wax is back and doing better than ever in 2022. That’s a bit strange.

Album Jun 16, 2022, 16:46PM

This Album From Langur Lucid Could Be The Best Debut Of The Year So Far

‘Edible Ennui’ is wall-to-wall quality and, well, just a great time

Buzz! Jun 11, 2022, 15:37PM

A Thousand Doors by Oracle's Eye - A Bold 14 Minute-long First Outing

No, seriously, this is their debut. No joke.

Buzz! Jun 09, 2022, 16:12PM

Serpents Of Pakhangba Do It Again

‘Panthoibi’ is an absolute banger, but why would you expect anything less?

Buzz! Jun 08, 2022, 17:03PM

Disco Although by Binglebog: A Woeful Hymn

Binglebog continues to delight with new single

Buzz! Jun 07, 2022, 11:10AM

Sai Vsr Brings Some Singer-Songwriter Pedigree On His Brand-New Tune

It’s called ‘Dear Madeline’ and it has all the indie goodness we’ve come to know and love

Buzz! Jun 02, 2022, 11:37AM

Undertaker's Son by Nishant Sood - A Chant of Despair

And a ray of hope, though not easy to find

Buzz! May 31, 2022, 12:29PM

Thirst Of Faust Turns On A Dime Numerous Times

‘Aftermath’ is heavy, groovy and produced cleanly. You don’t hear anyone complaining, do you?

Buzz! May 29, 2022, 14:21PM

Caught In This Void by Metalhonic - Snap Your Neck To This!

Growls, distortion, double kicks walk into a void. What comes back out? Read on and find out.

Buzz! May 27, 2022, 13:28PM

Prepare For A Long Drive With Some New Synthwave From Dreamhour

The producer’s new single ‘Light’ is another step in the 80s electropop revival

Buzz! May 26, 2022, 17:36PM

Peach! Comes Out Of The Blocks With Confidence

‘I Thought You Were The One’ is extremely... peachy? Sorry not sorry.

Buzz! May 25, 2022, 12:44PM

Kalpana Takes A Bleak Look Back At The Pandemic On Her Debut Single

‘Helpline’ is a pretty sad but beautiful snapshot of the last few years

Buzz! May 21, 2022, 12:41PM

Riffs Abound On The New Single From Mumbai Artist Arrows

‘Hello Cheater’ is a strong dose of that early-2000s rock we all know and love

Buzz! May 20, 2022, 15:47PM

Bhaanu Mendiratta Has Passed Away

The New Delhi musician was 31

Buzz! May 13, 2022, 10:45AM

Holy Forrest Explore The Hallowed Nineties On Their Big New EP

It’s self-titled, it’s spacey and it pays tribute to its influences with aplomb

Interviews May 11, 2022, 16:34PM

Bhavi Chandiramani Is Forging Her Own Path With Moj

Music through content creation is the future, and Bhavi is ahead of the curve thanks to platforms like Moj

Album May 10, 2022, 17:18PM

Over The Edge Treat Their Sound With Respect On Their Debut EP

‘If I Stay, Would You Run Away’ has some great songs and a good understanding of rock

Buzz! May 05, 2022, 15:47PM

Dwi Puts Some Welcome Emotion Into Instrumental Guitar Music

His track ‘Onthai’ is the kind of stuff a mid-2010s teen would simple love

Buzz! May 03, 2022, 16:09PM

The Puncher Shop Go Full Blues-Rock On Their New Single And We Should Be Thankful

Boy oh boy, is the production on ‘Band Aid Love’ tasty. The song itself isn’t bad either.

Buzz! Apr 23, 2022, 16:18PM

RANJ And CLIFR Remind Us Of The Time We Live In - Fun Ones

Your nostalgia is fine, but ‘UNO’ is undeniably today’s cool music

Buzz! Apr 18, 2022, 13:32PM

Dhi Harmony Brings A Sense Of Warmth And Familiarity To His New Track

‘Zameen’ doesn’t do anything groundbreaking, but it’s good, and that’s what matters

Buzz! Apr 15, 2022, 14:07PM

Space Hydra Might Just Be A Brand New Band To Watch Out For

Their debut single ‘Ascent’ captures that sweet spot of rock today

Buzz! Apr 11, 2022, 17:36PM

Rushaki Ghosh Has An Eye For The Dramatic On Her Expressive Single

‘Icarus’ is a good, powerful entry for your next indie film project

Buzz! Apr 06, 2022, 17:42PM

Binglebog Goes For The Sublime On His Sparse But Adventurous New EP

‘God Is A Guitarist’ is one of those bits of music you’ll be glad to stumble upon

Buzz! Apr 02, 2022, 17:24PM

Till.Apes Peel Back A Couple Layers On Their Summery New Single

‘Sunday Bubble’ is a nice, easygoing track that is just a nice ol’ time

Album Mar 31, 2022, 16:14PM

Sunnieth Takes A Delightful Left Turn With His Dreamy New EP

‘Hymns For The Drunk’ is beautiful in every sense of the term

Buzz! Mar 23, 2022, 17:03PM

Klanjan Takes You On A Nice And Quiet Stroll With His New Song

‘Knights In Shining Armour’ is a distillation of pop down to a T

Album Mar 19, 2022, 15:14PM

The Bloodywood Review

What can we learn from ‘Rakshak’ after enjoying its wall-to-wall energy?

Album Mar 13, 2022, 17:33PM

Bilkul Takes On The Establishment On His Somewhat Gritty New EP

‘Zabardast’ is a more incisive outing than one would superficially think

Buzz! Mar 07, 2022, 17:45PM

Mr.Beatlust And Mandira Karmakar Are The Odd Couple On Throwback New Track

‘Bepanaah’ is both very familiar and unexpected at the same time

Buzz! Mar 03, 2022, 17:33PM

ruhdabeh Conjures Up Visions Of Strange Calm And Tranquility With Her First Single

‘we see rainbows’ has some serious chops under the hood

Buzz! Feb 27, 2022, 12:50PM

Max Kate And Xeede Have Been Watching A Lot Of Emotional Dramas If Their New Single Is Anything To Go By

‘Born Again’ is straight out of the 2000s and the early age of Youtube compilations

Album Feb 25, 2022, 17:58PM

Skand Paints A Deeply Detailed Picture On His Often Surprising Debut Album

‘Neo-Electoro’ is what happens when you give music a bit of time

Buzz! Feb 23, 2022, 15:04PM

Moj Is Turning Into A Launchpad For New-Age Music Releases

The trailblazing short video platform Moj is becoming a hub of music launches and pan-India audience engagement 

Buzz! Feb 17, 2022, 14:44PM

Nami Releases An Absolute Pop Banger With Enviable Confidence

‘Back2Reality’ deserves all the good times it’s going to produce

Buzz! Feb 15, 2022, 14:47PM

Groovedarshan Show That Their Name Is No Gimmick On Debut

‘Namaste’ is one of those songs that you can either chill with or analyze to death

Buzz! Feb 09, 2022, 14:29PM

Aman Jagwani Takes You To A Place With Dense New Single - A Good Place

‘Hope’ features collaborator Anubha Kaul and has some fantastic production

Buzz! Feb 05, 2022, 16:27PM

Anusha Does Chamber Pop Justice

Her single ‘Blame’ combines influences in a satisfactory way

Buzz! Feb 02, 2022, 16:50PM

Pina Colada Blues Gives Modern Pop Sounds Some Legs On New Single

‘Running Wild’ is a strong case for why today’s music works

Album Feb 01, 2022, 17:59PM

Indie And Post-Rock Come Together On A New Effort From Devraj B

‘Heaving To’ incorporates some great sounds into a solid blueprint

Buzz! Jan 27, 2022, 15:22PM

Bindu Anuradhan Takes An Involved Approach With Her Dynamic New Release

Her single ‘Running Away’ combines great writing with truly wonderful production

Buzz! Jan 25, 2022, 16:50PM

The New Single From Kerala Artist Doctor Lincoln Brings Back Rock From Decades Past

‘Don’t Let Go’ sounds like the old days, and for the better

Buzz! Jan 18, 2022, 17:46PM

Shadow And Light Have Some Fun On Their New Single

‘Raahein’ combines absolute Indian pop sensibilities with a couple of interesting touches

Buzz! Jan 14, 2022, 16:55PM

Siddharth Kota Gives The Guitar-Prog Instrumental A Spin

‘Flow’ is a nice bit of riffage without the expected pretense

Buzz! Jan 10, 2022, 16:46PM

Abhibyanjana Impresses On Smooth And Cheery New Single

‘Shampoo Bottle’ is bound to improve your day

Buzz! Jan 07, 2022, 16:42PM

Clifr And Tintin Show Tons Of Swagger On New Single

‘Hot Summer’ is well worth turning up to (in fly clothing, preferably)

Buzz! Jan 04, 2022, 13:02PM

Naaz Sultana Takes To Soaring Rock On New Single

‘Duur’ has all the ingredients of a song that can get an entire arena singing along

Buzz! Dec 31, 2021, 15:45PM

2021 Year In Review - Part Three

Buzz! Dec 30, 2021, 17:08PM

2021 Year In Review - Part Two

Was this the year of the EP?

Buzz! Dec 29, 2021, 17:47PM

2021 In Review - Part One

Here are some songs to check out from this year

Album Dec 23, 2021, 16:44PM

Aditi Iyer Excels On Emotive EP

'Dollhouse' is theatrics and drama done right

Buzz! Dec 22, 2021, 15:42PM

Shreyas And RiJ Are Up To Date On Smooth EP

‘Kalpana’ fulfills all your modern hip-hop and R&B needs

Album Dec 15, 2021, 15:40PM

Mocaine Gets The Concept Album Down To A T

‘The Birth Of Billy Munro’ gives the art of musical storytelling the ridiculous attention it deserves

Album Dec 09, 2021, 16:31PM

Owlist Takes The Lo-Fi High Road On Warm New Album

Get your day in order, because ‘Amoeba’ is focus music with depth

Buzz! Dec 08, 2021, 12:18PM

Sparsh Dangwal Leans Into Bubbly Modern Pop

‘Déjà Vu (Remix)’, now coming to a phone ad near you

Album Dec 06, 2021, 13:14PM

Meewakching Brings Indie Rock Goodness On New Album

‘Thengmankhre Hee Ado Lakpa, Eikhoidi Sikhiba Kuire Erolnungda’ is a fresh, vibrant effort

Buzz! Dec 03, 2021, 13:28PM

BODHI Flexes His Songwriting Chops On Moody New Release

‘Darkest Days And Brightest Nights’ has a touch of theater and classic rock balladry to it

Album Nov 28, 2021, 16:43PM

Second Sight Does It All On New Album

There is more variety on ‘Coral’ than you would believe

Buzz! Nov 22, 2021, 17:31PM

Friends From Moon Comes Out With A Superb Halloween-Themed Cover

It’s of ‘Come Together’, and it’s awesome.

Buzz! Nov 16, 2021, 17:08PM

Floor Zero Takes It To The 80s On New Single

‘Blood And Neon’ is a strong, albeit theatrical take

Album Nov 15, 2021, 17:27PM

Shubh Saran Shows Us How It Is Done

Fusion? And well-treated at that? ‘Inglish’ does so.

Buzz! Nov 12, 2021, 17:10PM

Piya Podder And The Art Of The Ballad

Her single ‘The World Keeps Turning’ fires on all pop cylinders

Buzz! Nov 11, 2021, 17:25PM

Pratik Tushar Loves The Desert On New Single

‘Electric Wine’ is sludgy, hypnotic and quite the fun listen

Buzz! Nov 10, 2021, 17:35PM

Bloodywood Is Back

And how.

Buzz! Nov 03, 2021, 17:33PM

Us And I Bring Some Brightness To Nostalgia

Their strong EP ‘Loveless’ gives some dimension to 80s synth pop

Album Oct 31, 2021, 17:32PM

Kitanu Brings Some Flavour To Their Debut EP

There are some interesting sounds in the self-titled effort

Buzz! Oct 26, 2021, 16:57PM

Mayank Arya Brings The Good Old Times Back

‘Safar’ has every rock trope on earth, and that’s not a bad thing

Buzz! Oct 20, 2021, 17:27PM

Project Oversight Prove The Existence Of Bands

It turns out that a collection of musicians is not a thing of the past just yet

Buzz! Oct 19, 2021, 17:54PM

Kolama Take A Dip In The Modern Rock-Fusion Pool

‘Soch’ gives fans of the sound everything they could want

Buzz! Oct 16, 2021, 12:52PM

The Earflower Experiment Brings Bruce Lee Mani On For Uptempo New Release

‘They Can Never See’ has subtle surprises at each turn

Buzz! Oct 10, 2021, 17:17PM

KAVYA Teases Her Upcoming EP With New Single

Affection’ represents a more dramatic direction

Buzz! Oct 08, 2021, 17:33PM

Sanjana Devarajan Is Calm And Tranquil On New Track

‘Leher’ is, and there’s no better way to say it, really chill

Buzz! Oct 03, 2021, 16:39PM

Iris 13 Brings The Aggression

Their single ‘Cosmic Fire’ shows a snapshot of what is to come

Buzz! Sep 29, 2021, 17:11PM

Zillionglare Gives His New Single A Touch Of Smoothness

Cover is the kind of dedicated R&B the genre has been getting back into of late

Buzz! Sep 27, 2021, 11:49AM

Lifeform Drops Eclectic New Single

‘Awareness’ is an absolute trip

Buzz! Sep 21, 2021, 17:25PM

O Daapun Brings The Old Days Back

‘Don’t You Drop’ is about as turn-of-the-century you can get

Album Sep 15, 2021, 16:27PM

VASU Finds A Great Balance Of Sound On New EP

‘Parwaaz’ treats its constituents with respect, with considerable results

Buzz! Sep 12, 2021, 16:57PM

Arindam Tripathy Plays It Safe On Warm Single

‘Is Roshni Mein’ stays on the beaten path with sweet results

Buzz! Sep 03, 2021, 17:32PM

Sasanka Das Makes The Heart Flutter

His single ‘Porixima’ is a love song whether you understand it or not

Buzz! Sep 01, 2021, 17:02PM

Temsu Clover Releases Light But Cloudy New Single

‘Dumplings For The Sad’ sounds as nice as it is named

Buzz! Aug 29, 2021, 17:02PM

ArK Shows A Whole Lot Of Talent

Young guns making great music. What more do we want?

Buzz! Aug 26, 2021, 17:04PM

Anirudh Varma Brings Kavya Singh In For Soulful Single

‘Kaafila’ is a piano ballad that does the right thing and plays to strengths

Buzz! Aug 24, 2021, 16:31PM

Fish In The Sink Write A Watertight Rock Tune

‘Rue’ has all the trappings of a modern sing-along

Columns Aug 22, 2021, 11:18AM

Muzak, Elevators and Brainwashing

Buzz! Aug 20, 2021, 17:22PM

Nidhi Wagle Aces The Drama Of Modern Pop

‘Blinded’ is filled to the brim with the kind of theater that you can’t ignore

Buzz! Aug 19, 2021, 17:32PM

Shubumm Impresses On Accessible Debut

‘Compared To Nothing’ is an EP that features good ol’ pop balladry

Buzz! Aug 17, 2021, 16:51PM

Varun Nimbolkar Has A Bit Of Fun On New Single

‘The Unposted Letter’ brings genres together in a song that isn’t insufferable

Buzz! Aug 16, 2021, 09:36AM

Pune Band KASCK Turns Back The Clock

‘Death To The Crooked’ is some good thrash metal from a time that needs to celebrated more

Album Aug 15, 2021, 10:05AM

Six Flying Whales Goes Exploring On Wide-Ranging New Album

‘Return To Sea’ is one of the most unique things you’ll hear this year

Buzz! Aug 12, 2021, 16:37PM

The New Single From Producer Kruze Kayne Is A Study In Subtlety

Featuring Prabahan Shakya, ‘Caesar’ does a lot with a little