The famous Rock Bands of India
Rock bands and India – most of you might wonder, whether that is even possible. India is quite rich in musical talent and has been producing bands in different music styles. You would be surprised to know that there are several rock bands in India and you might have actually heard some of their songs already and humming them along. Let us take a look at some of the famous rock bands in the country.
Indian Ocean: Delhi has quite a few rock bands to its credit like Hundred Octane, Them Clones, Parikrama and Indian Ocean. The band Indian Ocean is a contemporary band which has composed music in multiple genres like jazz, rock, fusion and Indian music. They are considered the best among the Delhi bands and have performed in multiple cities to thousands of spectators.
Avial: The name literally means combination of many elements, in this case, a fusion of music. This is a rock band from the “God’s own country”, Kerala and is one of the few bands in local language. They mix up alternative rock with the local folk music to make scintillating music. They are the first ever band in Malayalam for alternative rock. The MotherJane rock band from Kerala dealt with Carnatic and progressive rock music.
Little Babooshka’s Grind (LBG): You can call them as the leaders to perform original music in the city of Chennai. They released the album “Bad Children” which was a smashing hit in the music loving Chennai communities. They are one of the famous rock bands in Chennai along with Junkyard Groove.
Tripwire: This is the first punk band of the country from the financial hubbubs of Mumbai. The rock band was formed in the year 2002 and they have been performing in multiple cities across the country ever since among huge applause. You would also find other rock bands like Garden of Thorns, Asylum, The Works, Khiladi and Zodiac in Mumbai.
Fossils: This rock band which is from the land of Bengalis, was formed in 1998 and is known for performing in the native Bengali in majority of their concerts. They have a fantastic blend of alternative rock, blues, psychedelia. They are the most famous among the other rock bands like Pseudonym, Bhoomi, Cactus, Hobos and Cassini’s Division in Kolkata.
Thermal and a Quarter: This Bengaluru based rock band is known for their performance in original music. They call themselves a specialist in Bangalore rock and were the first among the Asian music bands to have a creative common for their music. There are several other Bangalore rock bands like Inner Sanctum and Abandoned Agony which promote rock music in the IT hub.
Soulmate: This rock band from the North eastern states, made history when they formed the first ever blues band in India. They find their inspiration from blues-rocks and blues and are from Shillong, the place which is referred fondly as the “Rock Capital” of the country. There are many more popular rock bands in the northeast like Magdalene from Mizoram, Escape Velocity from Guwahati, etc.