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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nanok Vs Banks

The video of the new Nanok song borrows from Banks’s video on self-love Monica Dogra and Anushka Manchanda are making waves for starring in a video that has same sex love as the theme and has long since gone v... Read More...

Ok go’s new 4.2 second video

In their explosive new song, One Moment, the band plays with time bending techniques and advertises for Morton salt while they talk of the temporariness of human existence. Ok go, the Chicago based indie-rock ... Read More...

sbcltr Essential – Leonard Cohen

The sbcltr playlist of the best of Leonard Cohen's music and poetry. The world is at loss, as another great falls. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer - Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82. His legacy of music ... Read More...

Songs Of Protest

sbcltr looks at some of the new voices that are singing about sexuality, race and identity The abolition movement, the Indian freedom movement, the labour movement, the human rights movement, the anti-war move... Read More...

Halloween Playlist

The sbcltr Halloween Monday playlist has songs that are actually disturbing, weird and spooky. Trigger warning, listen only if you dare. If Monday were a festival, it would definitely be Halloween, except that... Read More...

Pussy Footing Around Punk

Pussy Riot has never been about music and it shouldn’t be mixed with it either. They’re your favourite protest group and rightly so, writes Jesus Jones. “Nothing more hateful than a punk band selling out”. “A... Read More...

Bon Iver Declares Gender Equity Campaign

Celebrities in India could learn a thing or two from this campaign and get behind the important cause of gender equality, writes Alice Sharma. All set to make a difference with their music Bon Iver has announc... Read More...

The Sbcltr Mixtape Volume 4

sbcltr recommends the indie music that should be on your playlist right now It’s a great feeling when you realise that your country has been producing music that is at par with some of the biggest names out th... Read More...