In Conversation with José González

Rohini Kejriwal spoke to the Argentinian-Swedish singer-songwriter about the sweet intimacy of his folksy music and the India experience  In 2005, he broke out on the music scene with his cover of The Knife’s ... Read More...

Band Pick: Sifar

sbcltr recommends the alternative rock band for their new song, Kabhi Milenge Sifar has been quite popular in the Hindi rock genre since it first hit the scene in 2008 and over the years the band has establish... Read More...

Toto Music Award: Last Call for Entries

Abhijeet Tambe explains how the award which includes a cash prize aims to encourage and motivate young musicians with potential   In 2004, Toto Funds the Arts (TFA) started the Toto Music Award in the memory o... Read More...

The sbcltr Mixtape

This month, the sbcltr list of essential music is a playlist from a pakistani feminist collective Anybody who documents the work of South Asian women artists deserves a shout out. For this reason alone, we're ... Read More...

You Have to See Charli XCX’s Boys Video

This crush-anthem has a video that subverts the male-gaze deliberately and we love it, writes Neha Pant Ever since it was released four days ago, U.K. bases singer, Charli XCX’s self-directed video for her son... Read More...

The Chester Bennington Playlist

sbcltr lists down some of Bennington's favourite songs When news broke out that Chester Bennington killed himself, it sent shock-waves across the world. It also highlighted the fact that success was no guarant... Read More...

Making Their Own Vinyl: Amarrass Records

Manan Kapoor on the only record label that is reviving Vinyl production in India In 1983, the Mumbai based HMV record label shut down and with it, the production of vinyl stopped in India. After almost three d... Read More...

Band Pick: Zephyrtone

sbcltr caught up with the Songdew artists teen house music producers Zephyr and Sayan Their new song, Only You has been viewed 2.7 million times since it was released this month. In a world dominated by techno... Read More...

Par Ek Din: Into the Lives of Musicians

Jaideep Varma’s latest documentary is an immersive one-of-a-kind look into the struggles of musicians who are genuinely in it for the love of their craft but unable to make it big owing to externalities, writes... Read More...

THE SBCLTR MIXTAPE VOLUME 8

Indie-musicians are coming together like never before. Whether it is through collectives, collaborations and even their own on-line radio, young artists are pushing boundaries of their music by working together... Read More...

Folk Fusion From Nagaland

sbcltr spoke to the band Abiogenesis about howey music and their new single Up In The Mountains Their three albums have been listed for nominations at the Grammy’s and they are the world’s only band to play ... Read More...

Band Pick: The Tapi Project

sbcltr spoke to the contemporary folk band about their recently released music and their process They are the fresh faces on the contemporary world music scene, their sound a reflection of their Gujarati roots... Read More...

The Desi Queen of American Hip Hop

Neha Pant on the Indian-American musician who often blends her Indian roots perfectly into hip-hop There is no stopping a woman who is unafraid to be herself and no one knows this better than 31-year-old, Svet... Read More...