We won’t classify genres of music as good or bad. We won’t. But just in case you can’t sit in the same room as pop, you have fortunately hit the right page. Here are contemporary music artists from India and abroad that you must listen to.
Ólafur ArnaldsHe won a BAFTA and is a multi-instrumentalist from Iceland. His compositions combine strings, piano and seldom supported by vocals. Often his songs will take you to the waterfalls and mountains.
Shira KammenThe medieval traditional music of hers, where she mixes up violin, viola, cello and stings. Certainly the early traditional semblance of her compositions will cart you to the medieval times.
Ankur TiwariThe vocals, Spanish guitar and mild lyrics are his signature. He writes both in English and Hindi. Dil ko prasann kar deta hai inka sangeet.
ParwaazThis Indian band has a rock metal feel to it, although you can easily argue into them being contemporary rock.
Devendra BanhartDevendra Banhart tops my playlist at the moment. He is an American Spanish singer whose songs are a bar apart. This particular Spanish composition of his is honey.
The Paper KitesHardly had they launched themselves than the listeners had sorted them as niche indie artists.
Shabnam VirmaniThe artist who is also an award winning documentary film maker had recently embarked on Kabir Project bringing out various cults that associate themselves with Kabir and his dohas.
Vasundara VidalurThe Jazz artist of India has had quite a journey in the becoming of her.