10 Indian Indie Artists that Stood out in 2015

Posted at December 15th, 2015 | by Shivani Goel | in

With festivals like NH7 Weekender gaining popularity over the past few years and showcasing a host of new artists, the Indian Indie music scene has really picked up. Here are the top 10 Indian Indie artists that stood out in 2015:

Parvaaz

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A Bangalore based band with a profound sound, Parvaaz produces a psychedelic mix of blues and rock, with Hindi and Urdu poetry as lyrics.
Recommended Track: Beparwah

Sandunes

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Mumbai based Sanaya Ardeshir is a producer, composer, and synth player. From London underground sounds to early influences in jazz and blues, her music blends organic and electronic elements.
Recommended Track: Elf Chord

Dhruv Viswanath

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An entity on his own, this Jason Mraz-eque musician has a fast-paced and upbeat vocal style. He keeps the crowd riveted with his instrumentals and often collaborates with other artists.
Recommended Track: The Enigma

Peter Cat Recording Co.

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This quartet from New Delhi is one of the newest, freshest sounds on the Indie scene. Their orchestral sound is a mixture of jazz and cabaret.
Recommended Track: Love Demons

Prateek Kuhad

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Singer/Songwriter Prateek Kuhad from Jaipur makes music that is perfect for a rainy day. His sound is unique and soulful blend of folk arrangements and pop rock.
Recommended Track: Raat Raazi

Avneesh Gadgil

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A music composer, DJ, and storyteller, Avneesh Gadgil dabbles in electronica, Indian fusion, and house music. He defines life expressions through sound, and also gives them a visual and verbal rendition.
Recommended Track: Pie in the Sky

Ankur & The Ghalat Family

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Born in Roorkee, which is known to be a cultural hub, Ankur dabbled in music and theatre early on. Eventually he focused on song writing and collaborated with others to produce folksy, Hindi and Urdu songs.
Recommended Track: Chand Chahiye

Nischay Parekh

 

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Once a member of Kolkata based band ‘The Monkey in Me’, this 20 something artist has taken the music world by storm with his dreamy, pop-ish sounds.
Recommended Track: Philosophize

 

Begum

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Based in Delhi, Begum is a trio that blends confluences of psychedelia, reggae, rock, tradition, experimentalism and more into their sound.
Recommended Track: Marry Me

 

No Thoroughfare

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Delhi-based band No Thoroughfare, comprising of five members, describe their music a spectrum that sniffs at jazz, rock, alternative, even folk. 
Recommended track
: Long Road

 

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