Have you heard of these less known Indian Bands?

1. Agnee Band

They started in 2007. Mohan Kannan aka Mohan on the vocals, Kaustubh Dhavale aka Koco on Guitar, Varun Venkit on drums, and Chirayu Vedekaron on the bass is the theme with which the team starts with their top song,

“Aahantein Ho rahi teri,

Dil ke darr pe mere,

tu yahi hai kahin na kahin”.

The audience enjoys it the most, chanting in sync with Mohan.



Mohan has given voice to many Bollywood songs like Chaandaniyan from 2 States, Yaariyan from Cocktail, Tu kitna Kamyaab from Why Cheat India.

Koco is known for self-composed guitar tunes. Every public show, he plays down his newly composed tunes.


The band released songs like "Kabira jab paida hua, to jag hasa hum roye, aisi kerni ker chalo ki hum hase jag roye” and “Saadho Re” that tells about the realities of life.


One of their song “Sadaa, tera hi vaas hai” is a song dedicated to first love. The lyrics being….Tu Pratham…Tu amar…


The “Shiv Tandav” performance by Agnee fills the audience with goosebumps.


2. Malang The Band

MALANG THE BAND is a Sufi Band from Pune known for its high voltage electrifying performances. Zeeshan Khan on Vocals, Siddharth Kota on Guitars, Chandrakant Unavane on Bass & Ganesh Venkateswaran on Drums.



They mainly sing Bollywood songs. They are developing their own lyrics. They shared a high stage with Agnee in the year 2018 on Angriya Cruise, Mumbai.


3. Ganesh Talkies – A Punk Rock Band

The latest from their Facebook wall is Protest (Dance Mix) - a composition based upon a remix of old songs.



Since 2011, the artists being Suyasha Sengupta (vocals/guitarist), Ronodeep Bose (guitarist), Roheet Mukherjee (bassist), Sambit Chatterjee (drummer). They always appear on stage in elaborate garb which is loud, eye-catching.


"Dendrites", "Protest", and "The Great Indian Freak Show" are their attractive creations.



4. Fossils

A hard-rock Indian band, since 1998, based in Kolkata.

The songs Ekla Ghor and Hansnuhana have a great fan following.

The band currently comprises Rupal Islam (lead vocals, additional guitars), Deep Ghosh (rhythm guitar), Allan Temjen Ao (lead guitar), Tanmoy Das (drums), Prasenjit 'Pom' Chakrabutty (bass guitar).



A blend of blues, rock, and psychedelia, along with Rupam Islam's vocal renditions of his characteristic psychoanalytical lyrics. Noted for their social commentary and advocation of causes.


5. Dualist Inquiry

Dualist Inquiry was started by Sahej Bakshi, a music producer, guitarist, and cerebral agent. After completing completed his graduation from the Thornton Music School in Los Angeles, he returned to India in 2010.


The album DoppleGanger made him popular among the masses. With songs like Isoterra, One More Thing, Exile, Specter, and Divide, he has gained immense popularity and has been around for a while now.



The strongest tracks have been those with guest vocals of which ‘You & Me’ is no exception. The music from Dualist Inquiry has had one constant thing that it has been chord melodies in the form of sustained plucked guitar lines


6. Parvaaz

A blend of Rock with Indian, it came into existence in 2010. It features Khalid Ahamed (vocals), Mir Kashif Iqbal (guitar), Fidel Dsouza (bass), and Sachin Banandur (drums and percussion).



“Beparwaah” by the band is quite appealing. Dilkhush, Behosh, and Khufiya Dastaan are their other creations. Combining Urdu and Kashmiri poetry with prog-leaning, psychedelic, and blues intent. “Kun”, they created in 2019.



7. Maati Baani

Being inspired by the thought that people across the cultures may look different on the surface but we all constitute one humanity, they want their songs to express this ideal without being preachy. Bringing different genres together in one song and then permuting and combining till the desirable sound is established.



"Boondan-boondan", their creation explains the aura surrounding the rain. The other song, “Hiye Kaya mein" in association with Shri Mooralala Marwada, Dholavira, Kutchh was quite touching.


8. The Local Train

A band that resonates with the youth. "Aaoge Tum Kabhi" and "Choo Lo" are the audience’s favorites. A blend of Urdu and Hindi, the artists being Raman Negi (star) – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar, Paras Thakur (loud) – Lead/Acoustic Guitar, Ramit Mehra (heavy) – Bass Guitar, Sahil Sarin (hard) – Drums/Percussion.



In 2015, Sennheiser ranked The Local Train as the No. 1 emerging band.


9. Ankur & The Ghalat Family

A Hindi rock project of singer-songwriter Ankur Tewari, along with Gaurav Gupta, Sidd Coutto, and Johan Pais. They are majorly seen at playing festivals and gigs and enthralling audiences with their fun and happy songs. Their debut album Jannat was released independently in 2010.



“Teri Yaad, Dil Haare, Yaaron, Mohobbat Zindabad, and Jhoom” are the must to be on the playing list of the audience.


By Arpit



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