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Quick Fix: Swarathma, Reptilian Death, Area79 Festival, Gaurav Jagwani

In Monday’s Quick Fix: New tracks from Swarathma and Gaurav Jagwani, the impending return of Reptilian Death, and a huge festival lineup. Dive in.

25 Mar, 2013


Indiecision Staff

There’s a lot happening in the world of Indian indie music and culture every day. We thought we’d give you the pick of the daily news, served up right here in one handy spot. This is your Quick Fix.

Listen: Swarathma – ‘Iss Sheher’
The BMW Guggenheim Lab, a collaborative initiative that is part community center and part discussion space, travelled to Mumbai in the latter half of 2012 with its central office at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, and mobile labs at various locations all over the city. The Lab is devoted to creating ideas and initiatives for the sustainable development of cities. Bangalore folk-rockers Swarathma have just released ‘Iss Sheher’, a track that was composed for the Lab. The track speaks of Mumbai, but the underlying emotion can be applied to any city. Stream the track below, and you can also download it for free here.

Reptilian Death release teaser video
After approximately seven years of inactivity, Mumbai death metallers Reptilian Death played a set at Domination: The Deathfest V, which took place in Thane on March 10. The band, which is the side project of Sahil “Demonstealer” Makhija, are currently recording their second full-length album, which is scheduled for release this year. Check out a teaser video for their performance at Domination: The Deathfest V below:

Area 79 festival lineup announced
The Area 79 festival of music and art is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 13, at Blue Frog, Delhi. The day-long festival features four stages, with Indian and international artists showcasing various genres of music. Several acts, including Mumbai alt-rock act Sky Rabbit will also be launching albums or EPs at the festival. Stages are divided into the Live Area, the Techno Area, Psy Area and the Chill/Dub Area. Check out a stage-wise lineup below:

Live Area
Rhythm and Funk
The Circus
The Jass B’Stards
Negra Pradera
Deveshi Collective
The Ska Vengers
Sky Rabbit

Techno Arena
Hashback Hashish

Psy Area
Hux Flux
Greg On Earth
White Wizard
Shiva Central 

Chill/Dub Area
Loop Baba
Reggae Rajahs

Ticket prices and details for the festival have not been announced yet, more on that as we know about them.

Listen: Gaurav Jagwani – ‘Broken’
In the run-up to the release of his debut album, Conversations Over Coffee, Mumbai singer-songwriter Gaurav Jagwani has just released ‘Broken’, the first single off the album. The somber track is available for free download on the songwriter’s bandcamp page. Check out a report from Jagwani’s set at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2012, Pune, here, and get a live bootleg recording of his performance here. You can also find out what other Indian indie releases are scheduled to drop in 2013 here. Stream ‘Broken’ below:

That’s all the news for today. For a collection of music-related news in the press, check out the NH7 Media Capsule. Stay tuned for more daily editions of the Quick Fix.

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