Active for more than two years, Last Cigarette was run anonymously, curating Indian and Pakistani rock and folk-pop songs by uploading the audio alongside photos, lyrics and poetry stories.
Mahindra Blues Festival 2020 was filled with stellar performances, but it may be time to retire the all-star jam
It was heartening to see the proceedings being opened by The Homegrown Blues Collective, an ensemble put together to mark the tenth year of the Mahindra Blues Festival.
Around 2017 when Bhayanak Maut's vocalists Vinay Venkatesh and Sunneith Revankar left the band, fans wondered how the remaining members decided to continue.
Looking back at a decade of Indian indie music: Hip-hop replaces rock as the biggest genre, Hindi acts rise to the top
Among the most significant developments in the Indian indie music scene over the last decade have been the growth of legit music festivals, and the democratisation of music distribution and marketing through digital platforms and social media. The artists riding the current wave are electronic music producers Nucleya and Ritviz, singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad and Hindi rock band The Local Train.
The future of the Indian music album: Pop industry increasingly abandons format, though indie artists continue to prefer it
The answer to the question 'Is the album becoming irrelevant?', especially in the context of the Indian music industry, is ‘It depends on what kind of artist you’re talking about’
In Indian music scene, indie acts become tougher to define as lines blur between mainstream and niche
There was a time when, if asked to define indie music, many scenesters would simply say that it’s anything “that’s not Bollywood”. This is a simplistic, inadequate and frankly shortsighted definition.
India now has a legit music festival scene, but events' programming must be as innovative as packaging
According to industry estimates, almost 25 music festivals are held in India, which is not bad for a country which has witnessed festivals for only a decade
For their session at Patio Unplugged, Wilfire performed two songs, You Called and Shadows
For their session with Patio Unplugged, The Pinestone Project played Float Through To You, a song about healing scars after a battle with one's inner demons
For his Patio Unplugged session, Rajesh Ravi presented a song titled Jaageer, about Mumbai's auto rickshaw drivers
At its session for Patio Unplugged, Corner Cafe Chronicles played originals Sunday Nights With Rosie and Rochelle
The F16s' guitarist Abhinav Krishnaswamy speaks about the band's first international tour, which includes performances at Hong Kong and the Philippines
With the advent and increased use of expensive gadgets, turntables and processors, music in the social media epoch is more of an extension of all that is man-controlled. But Tejas’ music is a sweet escape to the time when melody and words were the real players.
Indie rapper Brodha V on ridiculous demands made by organisers, wanting to rap for a Rajinikanth film
Brodha V talks about the difficulties of making music videos as an indie artist, and how he would like to create a fragrance that smells like biryani
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
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