THE SBCLTR MIXTAPE VOLUME 7

sbcltr recommends the new music you should be listening to This month, we ease you slowly into the mix of things, starting with the harp to set the mood, progressing into dystopian experimental, dashing throug... Read More...

A New Independent Label, Azadi Records

Manan Kapoor on the new progressive, socially conscious record company which aims to give under-represented music communities a chance “So I've kinda sorta started a small record label along with reluctant Pun... Read More...

BAND PICK: Moon Roots Project

sbcltr spoke to Hannan and Fatema Hakim on the release of their upcoming three song EP, Esin Moon Roots Project was first started in 2014 by siblings, Hannan Hakim and Fatema Hakim, as an experimental projec... Read More...

The Sbcltr Mixtape Volume 6

sbcltr recommends the cool new music you should be listening to right now Oh the brutal Indian summers which make you feel like you are never going to step outdoors, only to have that illusion broken every eve... Read More...

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...