Walk with Us Through West Bengal’s Indie Music Scene!

Posted on 15 April, 2016 by Team Wishberry

west-bengal-heatmap The eclectic beliefs, delicious food and age old art of West Bengal are just one of the few things the state offers. The region has been known to bringing rich music to life, right from Nazrul Geeti to Rabrindra Sangeet to one of the first few independent rock bands of the country like Mohiner Ghoraguli. And, trust us the tunes that the bands there play are like nothing you’ve heard before! Here’s a heat map of the most active musical cities from West Bengal:

Kolkata

  1. Fossils

Genre: Bangla Rock/Contemporary Folk Language: Bengali/English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Underground Authority

Genre: Alt Rap Rock/Protest Poetry Language: Hindi/English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Cactus

Genre: Bangla Rock Language: English/Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Gingerfeet

Genre: Funk/Alt/Rock Language: English Region: Kolkata
  1. Prithbi

Genre: Bangla Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Calcutta Blues

Genre: Bangla Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Chandrabindoo

Genre: Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Insomnia

Genre: Rock Language: English/Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Chronic Xorn

Genre: Metal Language: English Region: Kolkata
  1. Lakkhichhara

Genre: Bangla Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Krosswindz 

Genre: Alt/Rock/Folk/Jazz/Classical Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Brave Heartzzzz

Genre: Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Blood

 Genre: Metal/Post Grunge Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Shrap

Genre: Metal/Thrash Language: English Region: Kolkata
  1. The Ganesh Talkies

Genre: Alt Rock/ Reggae/Pop Language: Hindi/English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Fiddler’s Green

Genre: Folk Language: Bengali/English/Hindi Region: Kolkata  
  1. Five Little Indians

Genre: Alt Rock Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Yonsample

Genre: Metal Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Banned Frequency

Genre: Alternative/Experimental Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Kolkata Clouds

Genre: Metal Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. The Saturday Night Blues Band

Genre: Blues/Rock/Jazz Language: English/Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Indian Blue

Genre: Classical/Blues/Jazz/Gypsy/Soft Rock Language: English/Hindi/Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. The Supersonics

Genre: Rock n’ Roll Language: English Region: Kolkata Note: The band broke-up, but all artists are still active in the music scene.
  1. The Hobos

Genre: Rock Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Zoo

Genre: Alt/Electro Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Cassini’s Division

 Genre: Alt Rock/Hybrid Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Kaahon

Genre: Folk Fusion/Experimental Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata
  1. Corals

Genre: Alternative/Prog Rock/Experimental Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Never Ask Us

Genre: Alt/Rock Language: English/Hindi Region: Kolkata  
  1. Volk

Genre: Metal Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Bhoomi

Genre: Folk Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. MatchStick

Genre: Alt/Bangla Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Pandoraz Box

Genre: Experimental/Progressive Language: Hindi/Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Road Roller

Genre: Rock n Roll/Rock/Metal/Psychedelic Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Suspended Fifth

Genre: Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Tamal n Trip

Genre: Psychedelic/Experimental/Alternative Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata
  1. Alo

Genre: Rock/Folk/Punk/Grunge Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Cornea

Genre: Rock/Pop/Alternative Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Skinny Alley

Genre: Pop/Rock/Soul Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Pinknoise

Genre: Electronic/Fusion/Experimental Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Kabir'n'Shiba

Genre: Folk/Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Ragaaz

Genre: Rock/Alternative/Experimental Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata
  1. Protisruti

Genre: Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Neel and the Lightbulbs

Genre: Rock/Funk Language: English Region: Kolkata
  1. Ouch

Genre: Pop/Funk/Rock Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. A5

Genre: Folk Fusion/Contemporary Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Phaltu

Genre: Acoustic Bangla Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Candy Cloud Conspiracy

Genre: Rock/Pop/Alternative Language: English Region: Kolkata
  1. Afuraan

Genre: Rock/Metal/Blues/Alternative Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata

  1. Kanvas

Genre: Alt Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Wagah Road

Genre: Sufi Fusion Language: Hindi Region: Kolkata  
  1. Dark Pegasus

Genre: Folk/Rock/Blues Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Big Family

Genre: Rock n’ Roll/Blues/Jazz Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Antoheen

Genre: Classical/Rock Language: Bengali Region: Kolkata  
  1. Write In Stereo

Genre: Instrumental/Dance Language: N/A Region: Kolkata

  1. Sukoonn- The Solace

Genre: Rock/Experimental/Folk/Classical Language: Hindi Region: Kolkata  
  1. Pseudonym

Genre: Rock Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. Gunzooloo

Genre: Pop/Jazz/Folk Language: English Region: Kolkata  
  1. The Ritornellos 

Genre: Rock n’ Roll Language: English Region: Kolkata  

Howrah

  1. Delete

Genre: Alt/Exp/Alt/Metal Language: Bengali/Hindi Region: Howrah
  1. Addiction

Genre: Rock/Prog Metal/Punk Language: Bengali Region: Howrah  
  1. Versatile

 Genre: Rock/Folk/Blues Language: Bengali/English Region: Howrah  
  1. Morus

Genre: Rock/Punk/Alternative Language: Bengali Region: Howrah  
  1. Sahaj Path

Genre: Rock/Blues Language: Bengali Region: Howrah

Barasat

  1. Morphine

Genre: Alternative Language: Bengali Region: Barasat

Dum Dum

  1. Psyclone

Genre: Metal/Experimental Language: Bengali Region: Dum Dum  

Bardhaman (Burdwan)

  1. Samay

Genre: Rock/Experimental Language: English/Bengali Region: Bardhaman (Burdwan)

Chinsura

  1. Road 2 Renaissance

Genre: Grunge/Punk/Rock Language: Bengali Region: Chinsura  

Basirhat

  1. Challenger The Band

Genre: Folk/Rock/Alternative Language: Bengali Region: Basirhat  

Nabadwip

  1. Crazy Petals

Genre: Folk Rock Language: Bengali Region: Nabadwip  

Naihati

  1. Neon Sensor

Genre: Alt Rock Language: Bengali Region: Naihati We are certain that there are many more bands who belong to be a part of this list. Do tell us all about them in the comments below. Also, check out the heat map of the bands down south!

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