10 Best New Indian Acts of 2015
Naezy won us over; Ramanan Chandramouli debuts as Blushing Satellite; Beer Puppets revive classy jazz
2015 saw Ronit Sarkar aka Awkward Bong makeÂ his solo breakthrough, Dhruv Visvanath charm us over with his debut Orion,Â deep house/electronicÂ music producer Jayanth Ramachandra hit it big and plenty more from up-and-coming artists.
The following list is in no order of ranking.
The Hindi/Urdu rapper is phenomenalÂ with his words even asÂ he holds a mirror up to all of usÂ when he sings about poverty,Â corruption and life in general.
Last Remaining Light
The alt rock band is theÂ catchiest, freshest actÂ courtesy vocalist SiddharthÂ Basrur, guitarist Anurag Shanker,Â bassist Adil Kurwa and drummerÂ Karun Kannampilly.
The Mumbai alt-rockers are aÂ promising powerhouse thatÂ offer catchy rock anthems,Â commanding vocals and tonsÂ of riffs.
Awkward Bong isn’t trying to be anyone – he is sincere and honest withÂ his music and it shows.
Chayan & Smiti
This Delhi duo hasÂ wooed us with theirÂ mellifluous melodiesÂ and their satiny voicesÂ that blend like magic.Â Check out their singleÂ “Madeleine” to sampleÂ their sweet harmonies.
The death metallers ruled the roostÂ in 2015, kicking off the year at metalfestival BIG69 in Mumbai and wreakingÂ havoc with their single “InhumaneÂ Purge”.
The promising Delhi guitarist, who hasÂ been charming audiences with his percussiveÂ style of playing, saved his best forÂ his official debut on the album Orion.
With their exceptional musicianship, the KolkataÂ band assures us that jazz is in safe hands.Â Beer Puppets comprises core members ShreyaÂ Bhattacharya (vocals); Abhishek Dey (bass) andÂ Srinjay Banerjee (guitar).
The Sine Painter
The deep house/electronicÂ music producer Jayanth RamachandraÂ has hit it big thisÂ year, if his shiny, danceableÂ track “Night Drive” is anythingÂ to go by.
The new project by Bengaluru guitaristÂ Ramanan Chandramouli satiates our hungerÂ for some therapeutic alt rock and blues.Â Addiction alert!