More often than not, our playlist is filled with our favourite Western artistes or popular Bollywood tracks, even though we live in a region that is home to some of the most talented artistes in the country, we tend to overlook good original music coming out of the region. This year, let’s not continue this trend and show our support to local artistes who are just as talented, if not more. Here are some NE artistes that you should add to your playlist today!
This band from Manipur is all about protest music. Although the Northeast is a visual spectacle, living here comes with its own set of challenges and they point out the issues people face via their music. They have a couple of nice videos as well. The band performs at venues across the Northeast so if are playing somewhere close to you, don’t forget to drop by because their live performances are worth watching.
This band is based in Delhi but the members are from the State of Mizoram. They mostly sing in English and their songs are super peppy, which means that your weekend playlist will be dull without tracks by the band. One of the best things about the band is their live performance, which are fun and energetic. We also love how they are humble, both on and off the stage.
This band is from Arunachal Pradesh. Their music is fun and catchy, which makes them perfect for any playlist. They also have quite a few interesting music videos that are available for free streaming on Youtube. The band is quite popular in the Northeast and they also perform often in metro cities, especially Delhi. We have heard them live and we have to say that you cannot stop yourself from tapping your feet when they perform.
We all know about them, they are the talented sisters from Nagaland who are on a mission to popularize Li, a traditional form of music from the State. They are bubbly and fun on stage and also off the stage. Their music reminds us of the simple fact that music is universal, we may not understand the words of the song but it is impossible not to hum along. This folk band has garnered countless fans all across the globe and they have to no plans to stop.
GIRISH AND THE CHRONICLES
This band is one of the most well-known bands from Sikkim. The best thing about their music is that they write about a myriad of things so there will be songs that you will relate to. Without a doubt, one of the best things about this band is their live shows. Their electrifying performance will make you a fan, if you weren’t already one.
If your music of choice is hip hop then you should definitely look up this talented rapper from Tripura. This skilled rapper has released many catchy tracks that you will have on repeat once you have a listen. We like that he sings about important issues that give people food for thought. He also puts a lot of effort into his videos that they are definitely worth a watch.
This award winning artiste is very popular among music lovers across the region and also in other parts of the country. We love his thoughtful yet catchy lyrics that make you want to listen to his music on repeat. He also tends to collaborate with other talented artistes, which is always a treat for the ears. Alobo has not only performed all across the country but he has also performed abroad.
THE VINYL RECORDS
Looking for an all-girls band that release killer tracks? Look no further than this band from Arunachal Pradesh. The girls are based in Delhi and have performed in some of the biggest music festivals in the country. The thing we love about this band is that they are unafraid to be bold, you will see what we mean if you look up their videos on Youtube. Also, let’s appreciate that these girls have been making music and living their dream in a country where girl bands are not that common.