You are 100% incorrect if you think Bollywood owns the music industry today. From the emergence of new indie bands to the growing popularity of different sub-genres – there is so much more happening around us than what meets the eye. Read on to learn which bands have made it big in the industry by mesmerising the crowds and why you should plug in your headphones and give them a listen.
If blues is what you fancy then a little bit of Soulmate on regular basis is what you need! This blues band from Shillong has been recognised worldwide and not only has made India proud by constantly delivering good music but also is an absolute treat to watch live.
If you’ve ever attended NH7 Weekender, you’d know that Dualist Inquiry is the act everyone is always eagerly waiting for. Sahej Bakshi is a musical genius who mixes live guitar with electronica and creates a sound you simply cannot forget. When you’re at the venue, ready to attend the Weekender this year, arrive early to park yourselves close to the stage.
Previously known as Medusa, this alternate rock band with pleasant elements of electronica has quickly made an impact on the Indian indie music industry. Their songs deliver a mellow sound with powerful guitar and impressive vocals – why not give them a listen?
This alternate rock band was formed in 2011 and immediately won several hearts in Mumbai. What we like about them is they don’t like to be defined by a particular genre and are open to trying out new sounds. They are young and they are the ones you need to keep an eye on. Do us a favour and attend their next live gig, will you?
The most fun band to listen to, Peter Cat Recording Co.’s gypsy jazz-like sound will lure you in, leaving you wanting for more. Their sound is most inspired by 60/70s Bollywood music, which was in turn inspired by American music of the 50s and you’ll hear elements of soul time and again. Excited yet? Give them a listen.
What’s more is these bands are young and slowly taking over the indie music space. That’s not all, did we tell you that we have seen them all live and all their members are no short of rock stars with an amazing sense of style?! We’ve curated a list of inspired outfits for you to embrace that hipster rock star in you.
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