- Songdew honors the Top 15 artists/ bands that have redefined the music scene in Bengaluru in the last 5 years
The bands and artists that received the awards in the presence of the entire independent music community of Bengaluru were as follows.
An energetic live performer – singer –songwriter, Aabha Hanjura has been experimenting, exploring and welding folk music and ghazals with contemporary sounds along with her band – Sufistication.
This multiple award winning progressive Carnatic rock act from Bengaluru has truly defined Carnatic rock with their music. Combining the melodic scales and rhythm structures of Carnatic music with the principles and tonal elegance of Western music, Agam arrives at a sound that is unique, modern and instantly appealing.
Widely acclaimed for his shows and music, Brodha V has carved a niche for himself in the Indian Hip Hop scene and stands today as one of the Most Popular Rappers in India.
The band needs no introduction. This ensemble of 5 is a Folk / Fusion Rock band from Bangalore has dished out foot tapping, soul stirring music that breaks all boundaries. Lagori makes Indian music with a twist, melodic and intense and at the same time fun and energetic. Their music is something that everyone - despite lingual differences-can understand and easily falls in love with.
A rock act that originated from the same college, they consist of members from different fields of engineering - All of them aspiring to get hardcore rock scene back in India.
Space Behind The Yellow Room
A Space Rock/Post Rock/Post Metal band based in Bangalore. They are a largely instrumental band, with minimal vocals.
Having participated in various fests and events, this band from Christ University has made their presence felt through 'happy rock' music that they specialize in. With their peppy collection of Indian folk music, Aathma started with the aim of spreading happiness to their listeners and that’s what it stands for till now.
Solder started winning over fans at every gig they've played, and made audiences feel the vibe that they call “Live and Loud. The band combines live instruments, atmospheric elements and a vast variety of forms of music. The band typically composes guitar based instrumental pieces that feature very melodic bass lines and heavy use of effects.
Among The Signs
A progressive metal core band from Bengaluru which aspires to make a difference in the Indian metal scene, drawing their influences from Opeth, August Burns Red, All Shall Perish and likes.
One Night Stand
Currently wooing the entire country with their high power live acts, the band is known to make the crowd go head over heels with their high power entertaining act on stage, One Night Stand is one of the most promising acts to watch out for.
Clown With A Frown
Calling themselves miscellaneous rock, Clown With A Frown brings large amounts of funk and energy to the Bangalore music scene. This ten piece band has been performing for over a year and are known for the vigour and colour they exude on stage.
A multi-lingual rapper – Gubbi is best known for his Kannada-English mix of rap songs with an extensive use of Kannada literature that is rare in alternative and Rap music.
Jim Ankan Deka
A multi talented musician, photographer and film maker all rolled up into one, Jim is known for his collaborations across a multitude of genres.
Thermal & A Quarter
A path-breaking band from Bangalore, India. TAAQ describes its music as ‘Bangalore Rock’; a sound as unique and layered as the fast-growing city of its birth.
Until We Last
This young and unique act combines live instruments, atmospheric elements and a vast variety of different forms of music in their live performances to create an effect heavily influenced by nature and the world in general.