Do you ever wish you could have watched a Kings of Leon, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, The Killers, Foo Fighters, or any other super famous band before they got super famous and inaccessible to us mere mortals? Well, the Indian music scene has evolved a lot in the recent past, and it continues to evolve into something bigger and better than the day before. Musicians like Nucleya, Dualist Inquiry, Su Real have made their transition into the big time; but following in their footsteps we have a list of Indie artists we think will soon join their ranks.
She is a singer and songwriter based in New Delhi, but performing all over India. Influenced by various genres, she describes her music as easy listening. Her music is a mix of pop, rock and blues. Check out her new single Two Lost Souls, it’s a very catchy song that you may end up singing all day.
An Indian singer and songwriter, who has won many awards for his music; and is now an internationally known act. His soulful music and voice are definitely something you will want to add to your playlists.
She is better know by her stage name Mali. This talented singer songwriter, based out of Mumbai, has been lighting up the solo stage since 2011. She continuously performs her own music, as well as singing for movies. We loved Play, and we believe, it is her grand father playing the guitar in the video.
The Ska Vengers
They are a new Delhi based band who blend ‘ska’ rhythms with elements of dub, punk, jazz and rap to come up with a form of music that is refreshingly different, energetic and highly danceable. Regulars at NH7, they recently played one of the biggest stages in the world, Glastonbury! Hell, they have even played Tihar jail. If you have not heard them yet, you should do it now!
The band has steadily gained a reputation for being new and original. Super active in the New Delhi indie music circuit, the band uses synth-rock and jazz undertones to accentuate their deep lyrics. Keep an eye out for them.
When Chai met Toast
A unique and fun band from, as they say; “The land of coconuts”. Their music is happy, infectious; the kind that kind of feels like that one ray of sunshine during a thunderstorm.
This band from New Delhi, have managed to combine various diverse tastes into one act. Not something you would think possible, but they have managed it; and done it in an excellent way. Exotic harmonies, great rhythms, with vocals in Hindustani and Carnatic.