10 Best Indian Singles of 2015
Skyharbor delivers unrelenting riffs; The Minerva Conduct brings the groove; ATFC drop fat, heavy beats
2015’s best singles included dark, dance-y hooks courtesy of The F16s,Â Â Motherjane’s signatureÂ rock-meets-Carnatic sound, some heady blues by BlueÂ Temptation, and lots more.
The following list is in no order of ranking.
“Out of Time” by Skyharbor
Vocalist Eric Emery shows off hisÂ vocal chops even as guitaristsÂ Keshav Dhar and Devesh DayalÂ deliver unrelenting riffs.
â€œKhwaabâ€ â€“ ThaikkudamÂ Bridge
The Kochi rockers offer one ofÂ their most enjoyable melodies â€“Â not to mention intense songwritingÂ â€“ with â€œKhwaab.â€
â€œAusenbergâ€ by The F16s
The Chennaiâ€™s rockers take usÂ on a ride on this track â€“ fromÂ dance-y hooks to dark,Â anticipation-laden guitars.
â€œClay Playâ€ â€“ Motherjane
It has the bandâ€™s signatureÂ rock-meets-Carnatic sound, andÂ features a solid bed of tightly lockedÂ drum and bass.
â€œRamblinâ€™ Onâ€ â€“ BlueÂ Temptation
This song by the Shillong-basedÂ blues band boasts of a solidÂ groove, bang-on vocals andÂ heady wah-wah guitars.
â€œFire Drill Gone Wildâ€ â€“Â Last Remaining Light
The single is mix of raging guitarsÂ and soothing vocals, and infectsÂ you with a sprightly energy.
â€œSomebody Elseâ€ by ATFC
AFTC drop fat, heavy beats andÂ some good bass, plus some coolÂ Malayalam bits on this track.
â€œCanyonsâ€ by Feeding InÂ Atlantis
The Goa prog metal act giveÂ us beatdowns, ambient synthÂ portions and some mind-blowingÂ guitar playing on this track.
â€œEndgameâ€ by Aberrant
The Shillong metallers throw in aÂ keyboard/synth intro and cleanÂ vocals on this single.
â€œEnd Creationâ€ by TheÂ Minerva Conduct
The Mumbai instrumental metalÂ band bring the groove and heavyÂ riffs and solos on this track.