A Complete Guide to Black Metal

Dhananjai Sinha, on how a music genre took on a religion through its elements of protest art There’s metal. And then there is black metal. In the universe I was growing up in as an unsure, inquisitive, bes... Read More...

The King of Downtempo: Kumail Hamid

sbcltr spoke to the Mumbai based producer on his new experimental EP, From You to Blue Tell us little about your new EP, what does it means to you and how it is different from your earlier work. I’ve worked ... Read More...

Band Pick: Barty’s Path

Shruti Sunderraman, talks to Arjun Iyer and discovers that his no-nonsense approach to life spills into his moniker, Barty’s Path’s, highly experimental album, Where Is Everybody? and EP, Pascal ka Daava At so... Read More...

Kurt Cobain: 50 years on

What would the legendary grunge rocker be like if he was still alive? And why are we still obsessed with him? Asks Samarth Singhal If Kurt Cobain were alive, he would have turned 50 today. The 1990s cult icon ... Read More...

Band Pick—The Vinyl Records

sbcltr caught up with the all-girls rock band to talk about their music process Can you tell us about the evolution of the band that has come to be known as The Vinyl Records and give our readers a brief histo... Read More...

Saudi Arabian Women Take On Patriarchy

Watch this hyper cool music video in which burqa clad women roller blade, drive bump cars, all the while singing about resistance Women in Saudi Arabia might not be able to do many things like drive, wear clot... Read More...

John Mayer’s Comeback Year

The singer-songwriter is better than ever in his recently released four-track EP which promises of bigger, exciting things to come, writes Samarth Singhal Since 2013’s Paradise Valley, singer-songwriter, John ... Read More...

Punjab’s Protest Dalit Pop

Neha Pant, writes on the voices of ‘chamar pop’ as it is called in its home state and how they are taking control of their narrative in popular culture In 2009, when a Ravidassa Sikh was attacked by Sikh boys ... Read More...

Up, Close & Personal With Patrick Watson

sbcltr caught up with the Montreal based musician during his recent India tour My introduction to Watson’s music took place in a little guesthouse named Paul House in Dharamkot, Himachal Pradesh, my home for a... Read More...

A Case for Organic Music: Lucy Rose

The English indie songwriter’s voice just as easily gusts through calling out on sexism and the pressure to conform, as it breezes through her songs on stage, writes Shruti Sunderraman 27-year-old, singer-song... Read More...

George Michael

More than just a musician, he was a phenomenon—all heart, rebellious, pushing his limits and brazenly being himself Michael who died yesterday at the age of 53 was supposed to be doing a tour, and an album, bo... Read More...

Music Trends 2016

sbcltr lists down the things that happened in popular music this year that changed the industry We can all agree on the fact that 2016 was a strange and unpredictable year, some of that strangeness even spille... Read More...

Read Bob Dylan’s Nobel Speech

The singer-songwriter who wasn’t present for the ceremony wrote a heartfelt speech that was read at the Nobel Banquet. Read the entire transcript here. Two days ago, Bob Dylan was officially awarded the Nobel ... Read More...