Bacardi House Party Sessions aims to provide a platform for young and upcoming musicians
Bacardi says its newest role is to be an “enabler and discoverer of new music talent in the country” with their platform, The Bacardi House Party Sessions (BHPS).
Madboy/Mink talk new EP, making live performances 'theatrical', and reinventing their sound
Persons.Elastic.Superior.Fantastic is Madboy/Mink's third EP with a focus on the synthesizer and the sound of atmospheric, psychedelic rock and pop
Radiohead's Moon Shaped Pool tour in Cincinnati: Is this the most unconventional band to play arenas?
Radiohead have leaned on different sonic directions, and a two hour-plus set like their recent gig at Cincinnati packed it all in
Achint Thakkar conjures desert vibes with The Khan Brothers on new album
Achint Thakkar's latest album with The Khan Brothers sees him tapping into raw sounds while occasionally stepping into polished territory, as he targets not just a club tour, but also the world, fusion and folk festivals in India as well as overseas.
Red Baraat's Sunny Jain on the world music act's new album Sound the People, and touring plans
Between last year’s album Bhangra Pirates and Sound the People this year, Red Baraat have certainly grown more popular
How Vinnie Paul and Pantera became moshpit mobilisers for metal bands in India and the world over
Awaiting details of the 54-year-old drumming powerhouse’s death, many musicians posted photos of the time they got a photo opportunity with Vinnie Paul.
Bands, DJs continue to survive three years on from Kerala HC curbing entertainment on college campuses
Apart from this ruling, which is strictly adhered to by many Kerala colleges, the negative perception about music has also impacted the success of indie bands
Diaspora hip hop: After Heems, a look at the new league of desi artists making waves
More voices from the diaspora have emerged, as the global music industry is finally opening its eyes to the existence of the Indian identity
Slayer embarks on farewell tour: The first of the Big 4 to bow out leaves us with a load of memories
2018 seemed like a decent enough time – three years after the release of their album Repentless and many more after the death of Jeff Hanneman – for Slayer to quit
Maalavika Manoj on her latest single Play, and recording with her musician-grandfather for the first time
Maalavika Manoj decided to collaborate with her grandfather, who can play the harmonica and harmonetta, because she realised the influence he has had on her style
Aswekeepsearching frontman Uddipan Sarmah on the realities of touring as an indie band
Aswekeepsearching makes no bones about how indie bands need to be careful about how they use their resources | #FirstCulture
Avicii passes away: Tracing the Swedish DJ and music producer's irreplaceable presence in global EDM
In 2011, when he was all of 18, Avicii started impressing electronic music producers such as Laidback Luke, & quickly became one among the trusted Swedish house scene to be a reliable party-starter.
Ahmedabad’s The Big Squat Festival series breathes new life into the city’s indie scene
The Big Squat offers a variety of things, from music performances by bands like Parvaaz and Blackstratblues, to standup by comedians like Kunal Kamra, and film screenings | #FirstCulture
The Local Train on their second album Vaaqif, changing the way Hindi rock music is perceived
The Local Train talk about achieving popularity in tier 2 Indian cities, and what the songs from Vaaqif are about | #FirstCulture
Avial’s self-titled debut album turns 10: How the Malayalam rock band changed the music scene
Released on 8 February 2008 by Phat Phish Records, Avial remains timeless for its genre-bending, moody brand of Malayalam rock which arguably influenced the next generation of rockers who weren’t afraid of incorporating traditional elements | #FirstCulture
The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan passes away: Voice of '90s hits, Zombie and Linger, no more
Considering The Cranberries singer’s untimely and shocking death, occurred in the midst of recording, perhaps there will be something left to immortalise her evocative, diverse range that provided solace to many.
Remembering Jayashree Singh: The Skinny Alley, Pinknoise vocalist was indie music's rock
Although she undertook a brief amount of training in Carnatic music, coming from an Iyer family, Jayashree Singh — best known as the vocalist for the rock bands Pinknoise and Skinny Alley — was mentored by one of Kolkata’s renowned jazz singer, Pam Crain | #FirstCulture
Taalbelia Festival: Artist line-up to heritage setting, the best the music fest's second edition offered
All the highlights from the second edition of the Taalbelia Festival in Mandawa, Rajasthan
Raja Kumari: LA-bred singer-songwriter is poised to be the queen of desi hip-hop
Los Angeles-bred rapper and singer-songwriter Raja Kumari (Svetha Rao) has had a good year, with collaborations with Divine and Anirudh Ravichander, and a Sony Music deal
Beyond NH7 Weekender, Saavn: Where to go, whom to trust for the best in indie music
A handy, curated guide to India's indie music — which venues to visit, which podcast to tune into and which event company to follow