3 New Indian Indie Albums We Love

2 years ago

Autocorrect by Aditi Ramesh

For evidence of this singer-songwriter’s vocal range, you only need to hear the first track, ‘Efflux of Time’, from her new EP Autocorrect. The Mumbai-based artist effortlessly blends pop, jazz and Carnatic classical vocal stylings to create a sound that’s uniquely hers. The former corporate lawyer also mines her personal experience to write relatable (and often humourous) lyrics. On ‘Marriageable Age’ she tackles the societal pressure to get hitched, one that every twenty-something girl deals with. While you’re at it, also check out Ladies Compartment, the four-piece music ensemble she’s part of.

Alonely by Paloma & Adil

The Kolkata-based artists, Adil Rashid and Paloma Majumder, make synth-heavy pop melodies, and layer them with live guitars and pop/jazz vocal melodies. Their debut EP, Alonely is under the spotlight too – Apple Music just picked them as the ‘New Artist of the Month’.

Nola Daydream by Sandunes

Mumbai-based Sanaya Ardeshir does a careful dance of stepping out of her comfort zone with every successive EP. Since we last caught up with her, she’s toured North America with her album Downstream, also toured the US with Pretty Lights, opened for Bonobo at his Manchester Cathedral show, and even played at Boiler Room’s debut in India. On her new EP, Nola Daydream, she explores new soundscapes inspired by her time in New Orleans.