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New Videos: Folk rock from Bengaluru and Hindi hip-hop from Mumbai

Play some fresh new music videos by Swarathma, Susmit Sen, Divine and Paperboat

Rolling Stone India Apr 23, 2015
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“Khul Ja Re” by Swarathma (on IndiEarth “Out There”)

Photo: Avinash Shetty

Swarathma. Photo: Avinash Shetty

Bengaluru folk-rockers Swarathma are the latest guests in the second season of IndiEarth’s video series “Out There.” This latest episode features Swarathma’s track “Khul Ja Re” from their 2012 album Topiwalleh. The video features the band in a cozy outdoor setting that fits the laidback vibe of the track.


“Neptune’s Dance” by Susmit Sen Chronicles

The Susmit Sen Chronicles. Photo: courtesy of the band

The Susmit Sen Chronicles. Photo: courtesy of the band

The video for Delhi-based guitarist Susmit Sen’s “Neptune’s Dance” follows the adventures of a child through the streets of New Delhi, who also meets each member of the band individually during the course of the video. This touching story of the economically underprivileged kid is soundtracked by the song’s soulful mix of Indian classical music and Western guitar-playing. “Neptune’s Dance” is from Sen’s second solo album Ocean to Ocean released in 2014.

Watch “Neptune’s Dance” here.


“Mere Gully Mein” by Divine (feat. Naezy)

Divine & Naezy. Photo: Joel D'Souza

Divine & Naezy. Photo: Joel D’Souza

Mumbai-based rapper Vivian Fernandes aka Divine joins forces with guest rapper Naezy from Amravati to deliver an ode to “the city that never sleeps”. In their single “Mere Gully Mein”, Naezy’s fast delivery perfectly compliments Divine’s catchy lyrics and choruses to create one hell of a Hindi rap song. The video is a ride through the slums of Mumbai and encapsulates the vibe of the city, albeit not at the supersonic pace that its residents are used to. “Mere Gully Mein,” is more chilled out than Mumbai will ever be.

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“Paperboat” by Paperboat (on BalconyTV)

Paperboat. Photo: Learncy Paul

Paperboat. Photo: Learncy Paul

After making waves in the college circuit within just a few months, Delhi-based fusion band Paperboat are the latest guests on the BalconyTV video series.  The band keeps things smooth and laid-back in this episode with a performance of their self-titled song “Paperboat”. The keyboards and acoustic guitars accompanied by mellow beatboxing, with a vocal duet by Rahul and Yuden to tie up the whole package with a nice little bow.

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