Articles by Anurag Tagat
Feb 14, 2020
Sonam Sherpa, Parikrama's guitar ace and a leading figure in Indian rock, passes away at 48Sonam Sherpa, who gave us the inimitable soaring solo on 'But It Rained' about three decades, passed away earlier today at the age of 48.
Feb 01, 2020
Control ALT Delete 2020: Seven exciting acts for Mumbai's indie music faithful at upcoming festivalWhile other music festivals may pride themselves on a big-ticket headliner, crowdfunded music festival Control ALT Delete – now in its 12th edition – has always been about discovery.
Jan 30, 2020
Bhayanak Maut on their new track 'Shoreline', exit of two core members: We make music on our termsAround 2017 when Bhayanak Maut's vocalists Vinay Venkatesh and Sunneith Revankar left the band, fans wondered how the remaining members decided to continue.
Jan 16, 2020
'Silence is sanction': Metal band The Down Troddence sing of resistance in new track, Fight. React. Be A PartKannur-bred band The Down Troddence say they felt 'powerless' after not being able to participate in an anti-CAA protest in Bengaluru.
Dec 02, 2019
Canadian-Indian duo Cartel Madras on new EP, Age of the Goonda: 'The beats we use aren't feminised''A lot of people have these terrible ideas of what they want us to look like or what they want us to be,' say Canadian-Indian hip hop duo Cartel Madras.
Nov 28, 2019
Coke Studio: 11 years in, new season of beloved music show runs afoul of copyright issues, but stays afloatThe 12th season of Coke Studio faced down copyright claims not just once but thrice in the last month with its episodes, along with criticism that followed some of their song choices, for instance, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan singing on Junoon’s Sayonee.
Nov 22, 2019
Nagaland's Hornbill Music Festival scales up operations to include Indian rock giants, rising indie artistsThis year’s Hornbill Music Festival lineup includes Indus Creed, Girish and the Chronicles, Swarathma and Alobo Naga and the Band, and Dualist Inquiry.
Oct 01, 2019
Naezy discusses being a judge on MTV Hustle, making up for his year-long break, and upcoming projectsSince his year-long break, Naezy has released music at a staggering pace and took to stages ranging from cricket matches to hip-hop festivals and an Australia run of show.
Sep 04, 2019
How Mumbai’s Mosambi Juice Productions is building distinct visual identities for indie artistsMumbai’s Mosambi Juice Productions is helping create indie artists' visual identities defined through precise aesthetics.
Aug 29, 2019
With Tool's Fear Inoculum on the horizon, a look at the band's album release antics over the yearsWith Tool's new album Fear Inoculum, a look at the band's history of pranks and antics around new releases over the years.