India runs on music, Indians run on music. However, most of the “music” the Indians get to hear is the ones that go viral because of some movie. From my years of listening to Indian music, I’ve learnt that Indians love Romantic Bollywood music. I have no idea why that is, but thats what it is. But I am not going to talk about the popular Bollywood music, albeit I will talk about some of the bands/artists that not many know about but have amazing talent.
One of the big bands that I have come to love (although they are not together anymore) is Indian Ocean. I was introduced to it by my cousin and since then, I have listened to every single song by them and it is AMAZING! Most of their pre-2009 songs have been huge hits. I can’t decide a single favourite song by them, they are all just really amazing. If you want to give them a try, listen to Ma Rewa, Kandisa, Bhram and if you are an instrumental fan; Desert Rain. I have listened to most of the songs Indian Ocean has made and I really suggest you give them a try.
Another great Indian band I know of is Silk Route. I started listening to them recently but their songs are really something. They use more of Indian instruments such as the dhol. I really suggest listening to Ganga Nahaley by them, it is one of the songs which I really like and feel like it best describes them.
Another good band I recently found out about was Chai-Town. They have done parodies of Hindi songs. I really like a cover of Tujhe Bhula Diya. Their way of doing covers is really interesting and I suggest you check them out!
There are a lot of other bands that I don’t know of. Indian music industry (outside of Bollywood) is growing and I really like listening to it. If you do know any bands or songs that are good, do let me know. I would love to know more. 🙂