Music Gets Her High

Ritnika Nayan talks to sbcltr about her book Indie101 With her 17 years of experience in the music industry, Ritnika Nayan knows exactly what it takes to break into the indie music scene in the country. She ha... Read More...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Sbcltr Mixtape of New Music Volume 5

sbcltr recommends the Indie music you should be listening to right now The first two months of music in India have seen a bit of an old-new mix. While there have been familiar rock/metal sounds that have made ... Read More...