Indigo Children are a Delhi-based
duo and have been part of the Indian circuit since 2004.
They first found recognition
playing pubs and college fests around India. Some of the bigger competitions
they won over their first few years include Campus Rock Idols in 2005,
the Great Indian Rock festival 2006 and Channel [V] Launch pad.
These competitions brought
them Nation-wide attention among the underground rock scene and built
the foundations for a fan-base. Indigo Children were one of the few
bands chosen to represent India in Singapore for Sutasi, a reality
television show, featuring talent across Asia. They were also one
of the four bands chosen to record with world - renowned producer
John Leckie as a part of the British Council’s Soundpad. As
a part of the Soundpad project the band went on a 2 - week tour of
the United Kingdom; playing at festivals and
venues such as ‘The Great Escape festival, Brighton’ and
‘the Barfly’. The band has also opened for Bryan Adams,
Your Code Name is Milo, Freak Kitchen, Intronaut, Benea Reach and
Backstreet Boys in India.
The band comprises Sanchal
Malhar and Nikhil Rufus Raj, featuring an extended line up for the
live act. The band refrains from categorizing their music to a genre
but likes to write idiosyncratic vocal pop music.
was born in January 2008. Shams Bin Quader and Mahbub Farhan
were long time neighbours in Uttara, but coming together to
form a band came much later, when Shams was working as a faculty
of IUB, and Farhan a student of this university. We needed a
vocalist/bass guitar player, and so we found Farshid Alam, who
was also studying at IUB at that time. Finally, we met up with
a talented drummer by the name of Rafatul Bari Labib, and thus
Bohemian was complete.
bohemian music can be categorized as alternative rock, with
special focus on meaningful lyrics, melodious rock as well as
heavier rock compositions. Bohemian was formed with the intention
of creating an unique brand of rock music in Bangladesh, one
which is melodious enough for the mass audience to relate to,
and one which is also and rocking enough for the underground
fans to jump and head bang to.
first album called Babodhan, was released on the 28th of July,
2008 from Fahim Music and our second album Shurjo, was released
on the 10th of January 2011 from G-Series.
Petri Dish is an apt
name for what Ashu is labeling his new project – a mix
of songs and sounds that have been incubating over the last
2 years and are now ready to burst out into an album and a tour.
A high energy audience engaging foray into
genres and themes that constantly evolve and are open to many
The music is a mix of electronic rock, trip
hop, dub, and pop.
Petri Dish is a trio of seasoned musicians.
The core band members include Debu Banerji,
JD Thirumalai and Ashu.
Additionally it features some of Indian indie's
most popular female artists
Lindsay D'mello (Drums)
Jaideep Thirumalai (Bass)
Zeb and Haniya’s
music speaks to a shared base of human experience while evoking
the rich and textured soundscapes of West Asia. Cutting edge
and commercially successful, the musicians write their own songs
and also rework existing melodies of Afghanistan, Pakistan,
In doing so, the musicians
carve a space for music that transcends national boundaries.
The duo’s debut album, Chup (Hush) broke to glowing reviews
Herald credited Zeb and Haniya with creating an entirely new
cannon of jazz-influenced numbers and blues in Urdu, and The
News called their arrival “a landmark event.” All
songs in the album, with the exception of Paimana Bitte—an
Afghani composition from the 1970s—were written by Haniya
and Zeb themselves.
Consequently, the singer-songwriter
duo has been described by Deutsche Welles as “among the
most innovative musicians in Pakistan.” Across the border,
India Today writes that “everything about their music
reads as extraordinary.”
Zeb and Haniya’s
songs are set to music influenced by the classical tradition
of the Indian subcontinent, Latin and west African grooves,
American folk and blues, and their lyrics are poignant, soulful,
and emotive. Their latest recordings have included songs in
Turkish, Dari, and Pushto, and their music has been claimed
by diverse audiences across West Asia. They have also performed
in Malaysia, Italy, France, Pakistan, and at music festivals
in the U.S and Norway, and their music has been received with
the generosity of spirit with which it has been composed. Zeb
and Haniya’s music is truly global; their songs excavate
historical memories shared across national boundaries, and their
music speaks to audiences unfamiliar with the language in which
their lyrics are written, but open to the transcendent sweep
It was in Aizawl, Mizoram,
back in the month of October, 2005. Four friends with the same
interest in music came together to form a band called, “Boomarang”.
They started out playing
covers first at some small local gigs, gaining few experiences
in making music and writing lyrics. Their winnings in the “North-East
Band Contest 2006”, “Hornbill National Rock Contest
2006” and their first “Great Indian Rock”
experience gave them the confidence to grow more as a band.
A wild but nice mixture
of Rock and Roll containing Jazz, Funk and Punk called, “JUNKROCK”
is what Boomarang named their music today.
mike with a bass and a drum, explosive with a six-string triggered
by the strum”.
With the right use of
instruments such as the Vocals, Guitar, Bass and Drums, Boomarang’s
music is believed by thousands of fans that it can conquer the
Advaita is an eclectic
fusion band based in New Delhi, India. Since their inception
in 2004, they have established themselves as one of the most
innovative and original acts on the Indian music scene. Advaita
has successfully carved out a niche for their style of music
in the global context, while staying true to their characteristically
gives the listener the opportunity to enjoy the brilliance of
Hindustani classical, as well as the thrill of rock. From the
smooth, polished husky tone of the Western Vocalist to the deep
and powerful delivery of the Hindustani Vocalist, the music
of Advaita is further elevated by the synthesis of guitars,
keyboards, drums, the tabla and the exotic drone of the Sarangi.
Of all Indian instruments, it is said that the sarangi most
resembles the sound of the human voice.
Kingdom Hum was born
out of demise. The six members of Kingdom Hum are erstwhile
members of three other bands. We sought new musical direction
and decided to seek it together. Needless to mention, our old
bands have… well… disbanded.
Our motivation for coming
together answers your first question. Five of us were in rock
bands that sang in English. One of us did traditional Bhutanese
and Tibetan genres. All of us wanted to experiment. So we fused
our musical impulses. That is not to say that we’ve discarded
our roots. We still like to amp up the distortion and bang our
heads senseless now and then. The new sound is a bit scratchy
and underdeveloped, not quite what we envisioned initially.
But that’s part of the process. We’re teething.
Don’t ask us who
our inspirations are. That’s something we avoid talking
about, for the simple reason that we’re all influenced
by too many people. Heck, people wouldn’t be too far from
the truth if they supposed we were influenced by Somali pirates,
Mother Theresa, nocturnal animals and leafy vegetables.
our lips as we look ahead to the South Asian Bands Festival,
which we regard as an opportunity to see and learn from some
of the best talents in the subcontinent. Nothing but good can
come out of a congregation of such immense talent.
Also, we take to heart
our role as cultural ambassadors. Ours is a small but beautiful
country that we love dearly. We hope to offer a taste of it
to the good people of Delhi, the capital of our closest friend
and neighbor, India.
The name motherjane -
a variant of maryjane, underlines teh bands's message theat
"music is finest drug -stay with it.".
For the 1st time in Indian
rock history, one of its songs, "maya" written by
motherjane's Suraj is published in the Indian Book of Chronicles
alongside works of top contemporary literary greats.
Honored by MySpace to
launch the renowned MySpace Secret Shows in India - joining
U2, Oasis, Slayer, Neil Diamond who have done similar high profile
Conducts workshop for
Senneheiser's launch in India. Conducts workshop at Soundcrat
Vi6 launch in India.
Fanoos Band is a popular
legend band, born in Kabul, Afghanistan 1998. They participate
in concerts on the eve of Woman’s Day, Eid, Gul-e Surkh
Picnic (Nawrooz Picnic) in Mazar-e Sharif City, National Army
Concerts etc. Professionalism, skillfulness, best performance,
friendly relationship between band’s members and people,
resourcefulness, expressiveness and creativity introduced Fanoos
Band one of the most popular bands in Afghanistan. Fanoos Band
was seen as the embodiment of progressive ideas and influences
the socio-cultural improvement of the earl y decade.
In a predominantly stagnant
Nepali music industry where most bands don’t play their
instruments and everything sounds and looks manufactured, Robin
N Looza stuck out like a sore thumb. The band’s debut
was a revelation and spawned a number of clones. Their live
shows were energetic thanks to an exceptionally tight rhythm
section and a charismatic front man, and their anthemic songs
took them from strength to strength. However, as great as a
band may be, there always comes a time when one gets bored of
doing the same thing for years and looks to branch out. And
that’s exactly what the front man Robin did.With a desire
of playing different styles of music, and with a couple of songs
already under his belt, Robin recruited several members for
a project entitled Robin & The New Revolution. The new members
were definitely not new to the music scene though. Rajesh, the
drummer, also played in the backup band for the Angels, bassist
Prabin was an accomplished studio musician and Dipesh, who still
plays the lead guitar, is an arranger. And unlike in the past,
Robin was seen playing the rhythm on his sunburst Fender. Kta/Kt
the debut album of “Robin and the New Revolution”
was a huge hit and the band grabbed some prestigious awards
aswell. More than awards, Kta/Kt brought about a change. Following
up Kta/Kt, the band produced another acclaimed album –
13000, which was dedicated to the people who lost their lives
during the political insurgency in the country.
With two new changes in their line ups, Sonam
Lama replacing Prabin on Bass and Sanam Shrestha replacing Rajesh
on the drums, the band still continues to enthrall and amaze
its crowd with the music of their own. A steady groove of funk,
blues, slow rock and folk tunes with a blend of down to earth
words elevating patriotism – this what Robin and The New
Revolution is all about
Retaining the deep resonance
of classical music, their soulful music strikes a chord with
the contemporary as they compose music innovatively to suit
the nouveau style of Chiaroscuro films our industry is dabbling
in. That is what makes you want to rewind and replay the chart-toppers
from movies like Teen Patti, Pyaar Impossible, Rocket Singh,
Kurbaan, Luck, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Chak De India,
Dor, Iqbal, Kaal, Ab Tak Chappan, and the upcoming Kites. Apart
from composing the lead songs of a film, they’re always
responsible for the background score; if it isn’t the
musical arrangement of a track, keep your ears open for Salim’s
arresting vocals and Sulaiman’s perfect percussions.
Bollywood came to them
when they were still concentrating on advertisement jingles,
because sometimes it helps to be at the right place at the right
time. Working in the same building as film director Sanjay Gupta,
the brothers’ work was overheard by the Bollywood director,
who immediately signed them on to compose and record the theme
of his 1997 Kajol and Saif Ali Khan-starrer Hameshaa. Before
they knew it, Salim and Sulaiman had captured Bollywood’s
Today Salim and Sulaiman
are among Bollywood’s hottest music directors, and everyone
is dancing to their tunes. By incorporating western, folk, Hindustani
and Sufi influences to their music, the duo has managed to enthrall
audiences across the world and not only keep up with the changing
face of India’s film industry, but also help redefine