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Buzz! Jan 30, 2024, 16:36PM

Shillong Band Necroscope Release Their Feisty, Pounding Debut Single

‘Reckoning’ has all the trappings of a metal act you should watch out for

Buzz! Jan 27, 2024, 18:04PM

Trisha J's Awesome Single 'Reality's A Bore' Brims with Creativity and Talent

As far as breaths of fresh air go, this song has swallowed an entire box of mints

Buzz! Jan 22, 2024, 15:22PM

Bharg And Chaar Diwaari Are Having Way Too Much Fun On 'Roshni'

You probably haven’t heard too many songs that sound like this

Buzz! Jan 17, 2024, 18:07PM

Fox In The Garden Take It Easy On Their EP 'Natural Habitat'

No wheels being reinvented here!

Columns Jan 12, 2024, 18:08PM

2024: On The Nature Of Opinion (Or The Fundamentally Broken Concept Of Objective Music Journalism)

Let’s start with a much-needed discussion on why we, and you, are functioning parts of Indian indie.

Columns Dec 29, 2023, 14:58PM

Great Songs/Singles 2023: Part 2

List number four…

Columns Dec 27, 2023, 18:11PM

Great Songs/Singles 2023: Part 1

List number three!

Columns Dec 26, 2023, 16:38PM

Through The Cracks: 9 Honorable Mentions 2023

List number two.

Columns Dec 25, 2023, 18:20PM

10 Great Albums/EPs That Came Out In 2023

List number one!

Buzz! Dec 24, 2023, 17:14PM

RSJ Wrap-Up Week 2023

7 days, 7 lists, and a whole lot of music

Buzz! Dec 14, 2023, 17:08PM

Shashaa Tirupati, Vayu And Elephant Gym Team Up For One Of The Coolest Collabs Ever

There’s no way you could imagine these artists coming together and sounding this fun, right?

Buzz! Dec 11, 2023, 17:35PM

Kolkata Artist Mezzanine Bay Goes For A Space-y Rock Jam With 'Inarticulate Ro'

This one’s for all the modulated guitar fans

Interviews Dec 08, 2023, 17:16PM

Speaking To A Rapper Named Vish

Here’s a nice story about music for a change.

Buzz! Dec 01, 2023, 18:21PM

Mumbai Metal Artist Apocryphal Djents It Up On 'Drown Under'

Standard prog fare is usually decent prog fare

Interviews Nov 17, 2023, 17:51PM

Queendom Talk Music, Performing Live, Their Sound And More

The duo played a set at the Zomaland festival in Pune earlier this month

Buzz! Nov 15, 2023, 18:20PM

Riddhi Vikamshi's 'Suno Morey Mohan' Successfully Adds To What Is Fast Becoming A Fusion-Pop Tradition

So, should we just go ahead and make the Hindustani-electronic mix its own genre?

Buzz! Nov 10, 2023, 17:57PM

Avyay And Perp Go Well Together On Their Delightful Single 'Bottom Of The Sea'

Vibes for days and days

Album Nov 04, 2023, 17:10PM

Bangalore Band 'The Tramlines Project' Are Finally Out With Their Debut, And It's A Goodie

‘Perception’ has much more personality than most post-rock albums

Buzz! Oct 31, 2023, 17:53PM

Utsavi Jha Is Another Artist Reaching The Big-Time, And It's About Time

The acoustic pop genre is showing zero signs of slowing down, huh?

Album Oct 24, 2023, 17:51PM

A New Instrumental EP From Mumbai's 'Turqua' Is Out Today, And You Should Try It

It’s called ‘Memories Of A Demented Turtle’, which in itself should be convincing enough

Buzz! Oct 20, 2023, 13:13PM

Kolkata Artist 'French Girlfriends' Impresses On His Wavy, Psychedelic New Single

‘I’m Not Exactly Sure What I’m Feeling’ is largely untrue as a title; the feeling is pretty good

Buzz! Oct 16, 2023, 13:06PM

The LAVI & Foenix Train Is Well And Truly Worth Jumping On

Another act making their way onto big stages, and for good reason

Buzz! Oct 13, 2023, 11:44AM

You Can Expect To See COSTHETA All Over The Scene Real Soon

If you haven’t already, that is.

Buzz! Oct 06, 2023, 18:30PM

Kochi's adnif Brings Back Music's Indie-coustic Era On The Sorrowful 'Maryanne'

Classic, organic music for the emotionally vulnerable human in you

Buzz! Sep 22, 2023, 16:55PM

'Serendipity' Is Just An Innocent, Clean Bit Of Fun From Anunyaa Iyer

Easy to listen to, easy to relate to

Album Sep 20, 2023, 12:27PM

Delhi Artist Akash Vincent's 'Ember' Brings Much-Needed Flavour To Indie-Pop Music

An overdone sound injected with interesting influences suddenly makes it sound substantive; scientists are baffled

Buzz! Sep 18, 2023, 18:07PM

SR Sumitabh's Single 'Saaz' Combines Good Writing With Live Looping

This is a classic case of a talented person using said talent without showing off

Album Sep 14, 2023, 19:16PM

Surely Y'all Have Put Huyana's EP 'Anxious Attachment' On Your Playlists By Now, Right?

This smooth set of tracks is the absolute textbook definition of ‘for the times’

Buzz! Sep 12, 2023, 11:07AM

All That Native Recently Released Your Next Favourite Blues-Pop Single

You can tell ‘Snowflake Suicide’ has been written with great care

Album Sep 11, 2023, 17:45PM

Kolkata Outfit Dreadhammer Might Have One Of The Best Metal Albums Out Of India This Year

‘SOVEREIGN’ shows just how good an album can be just by being sincere

Album Sep 08, 2023, 17:58PM

Bangalore Band 'The Pulse Theory' Refine Their Prog Chops On Their Safe, Risk-Free New Album

‘Coming Back Home’ will be plenty satisfying to fans of the genre, but…

Buzz! Sep 04, 2023, 15:02PM

Donn Bhat And Isheeta Chakravarty Complement Each Other On The Captivating 'Garaj'

Now, this song is something truly original and worth everyone’s attention

Buzz! Aug 30, 2023, 17:17PM

j. Beans Gives Us A Little Soulful Rock On His Single 'butterfly effect'

Clean and simple.

Album Aug 28, 2023, 17:00PM

Goa Duo Merak Innovate Successfully Yet Again On Their New EP

‘Manic Mode’ reaches a level that cements them as a creative force to be reckoned with

Album Aug 23, 2023, 17:23PM

Chennai Jazz Trio 'Many Things' Tries Some Interesting Stuff On Their Debut Album

‘First Things First’ has lots of good interplay between three obviously talented musicians

Buzz! Aug 21, 2023, 17:49PM

Priyansh Gupta Makes A Lasting Impression On His Debut 'Uncertainty'

There’s some great sonic choices on display here

Buzz! Aug 16, 2023, 17:40PM

Big Bang Blues Have An EP Of Their Old Tunes Out, And It's Rather Nice!

It’s called ‘Bigger Than Blues’, and it sounds pleasantly clean and fresh

Album Aug 14, 2023, 15:58PM

Nipun Cheema Continues To Engage With One Piano

‘Preludes’ is the latest in a run of interestingly written piano pieces

Buzz! Aug 01, 2023, 16:00PM

Chennai Artist Sunflower Tape Machine Is Delightfully Rootsy On New Single 'Rosemary'

It’s infinitely rewarding when a musician respects their chosen form of expression

Buzz! Aug 04, 2023, 16:43PM

Parikrama Highlights A Good Cause With 'Translucent Night'

This is a song for a purpose

Buzz! Jul 24, 2023, 17:29PM

NATE08's New Single Is Unabashedly Modern Dance-Pop

‘Inna Minute’ has no illusions about its identity

Buzz! Jul 18, 2023, 17:24PM

Summer Is Over, But Saroj Kashyap Doesn't Think So

Her single ‘Nargis’ is an indie-pop ballad meant squarely for an April day

Album Jul 15, 2023, 17:17PM

Tazim Sheikh Shocks The Prog World By Releasing A Cohesive And Groovy EP

It ain’t perfect, but it has heart. That’s rarer than you might think.

Buzz! Jul 11, 2023, 17:56PM

Dualist Inquiry Returns With A Collaboration And An Eminently Danceable New Single

‘No Escape’ features Rudy Mukta on vocals

Features Jul 08, 2023, 14:54PM

How A WhatsApp Group Became The Town Square Of Indian Indie

The ‘Some Good Gigs’ story

Album Jun 30, 2023, 17:59PM

Find Some Quiet Excellence On A Piano EP From Bengaluru's Daisho

It’s called ‘In Hiding’, and it’s something of a little gem!

Buzz! Jun 26, 2023, 16:27PM

Fakeer And The Arc Make A Typically Vibrant Return On 'Fly'

With a theme, to boot!

Buzz! Jun 22, 2023, 16:38PM

Mali References Her Own Artist Lore On Her Latest Single

You all have heard ‘Walk Away’ before in so many contexts. Not this one, though.

Interviews Jun 17, 2023, 13:35PM

Aditi Ramesh Returns!

Her new single ‘Filter Coffee’ comes after a short and doubtless rejuvenating break

Buzz! Jun 13, 2023, 17:56PM

Parishrut And Nitish Bring Tons Of Flavour On Their Slow-Rock Offering 'Floating'

Yesterday’s sounds and today’s writing come together to form a pleasant whole

Buzz! Jun 11, 2023, 17:05PM

Listen To 'Aashiyaan' From Duo Abhin & Tanish For An Indulgent Indian Pop Experience

There is not even a hint of anything other than a classic melody-driven Hindi ballad here

Album Jun 09, 2023, 17:06PM

Alvin Presley Is More Adventurous Than Ever On His EP 'Pain Geography'

More in-your-face, more direct, more overdrive, more fun!

Buzz! Jun 06, 2023, 15:48PM

Akshita Mengi Tugs On The Ol' Heartstrings With Her Melancholy Tune 'Noor'

Romantic sadness 101.

Buzz! Jun 03, 2023, 17:16PM

Medha Sahi Makes A Confident Indie Solo Debut

‘Ordinary’ is a refined (and playlist-worthy) first offering

Buzz! Jun 01, 2023, 16:28PM

If You Want Songwriting Excellence, Look No Further Than Khus Fir

His single ‘There’s Something There’ is purely top-shelf stuff

Album May 26, 2023, 16:56PM

Jenn Steeves Successfully Captures Modern Indie On Her Debut Solo EP

‘Sidelines’ shows some serious songwriting pedigree

Album May 24, 2023, 14:43PM

Purple Cassette Has Quietly Released The Best Feel-Good Rock EP Of The Year So Far

‘Thinking Ahead Of Time’ is probably what the indie rock scene has needed for a while now

Buzz! May 22, 2023, 16:52PM

The Vibes Are Immaculate On Baddmint's Smooth Single 'Juno's Song'

Modern music for the modern era.

Interviews May 17, 2023, 17:22PM

Delhi's Shourya Malhotra Talks His New Single And More

The singer-songwriter has a new song out called ‘Parts Of Two’

Buzz! May 15, 2023, 17:52PM

Yaksha Present A Calm, Grounded Atmosphere On 'Lacuna'

The song is a relaxing, organic instrumental that wins by being simple

Buzz! May 13, 2023, 17:27PM

Compass Box Live Sessions - Still Chugging Along

This new one features Queendom and their vibrant song ‘Pussytalk’

Album May 10, 2023, 17:59PM

Kolkata Band Universe In A Crayon Stays Out Of The Doldrums On Debut EP

In a land where entertainment is often sacrificed for virtuosity, ‘Somewhere In Between’ knows better

Buzz! May 08, 2023, 17:32PM

Jaipur Artist Mixed Signals' Peppy 'Unavailable' Is A Simple Bit Of Indie Rock

Just a short, catchy little song about relationships. That's it.

Buzz! May 05, 2023, 17:28PM

Bengali Ambient-Classical Duo Umi Get Tastefully Inventive On 'Falguni'

The track uses very little to sound absolutely gorgeous

Buzz! May 03, 2023, 18:03PM

Sidharth Bendi's Evocative Single '2006' Reminds Us Of An Interesting Time In Music

2000s pop-R&B fans, rejoice! This one’s for you

Buzz! Apr 17, 2023, 17:34PM

Sitar Player Rishab Rikhiram Sharma And Producer Rajkanwar Sodhi Unite On A Lo-fi Hip-hop Song Called 'wyd Tonight?'

This, right here, is one of the stranger things you will encounter in Indian indie

Interviews Apr 07, 2023, 10:06AM

Pune Rockers Nemophilis Unveil New Single And Talk About Their Upcoming Album

The band talks 'Paralyzed' and the musical journey so far

Interviews Mar 31, 2023, 15:10PM

Kamal Singh Talks HOIRONG And The 10th Anniversary Of The Project's Debut

‘The Resurrection Of The Princess Of Woe And Her Vampire Hound Posse’ still stands on its own, and it taught us how to stop worrying and love the music