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News |  08 Mar 2021 15:45 |  By RnMTeam

Women's Day Special: Men, move over! Here are 5 incredible female artists dominating the rising indie music space in India

MUMBAI: Moving on from Bollywood cliches, music aficionados in the country are now welcoming tracks from independent musicians like never before! Be it hip-hop, folk, jazz or pop, the need for rejuvenating tunes is more than ever. While male sensations such as Divine, Kaam Bhaari, Emiway amongst others have established themselves as pioneers of this space, female musicians too have been instrumental in the growing nationwide wave of indie beats. This Women’s Day, Vh1 India gets you up and close with these rising starlets as they reveal details about their struggles, breakthroughs and more on a one-of-a-kind music podcast titled Maed in India.

While you can tune-in to the podcast on Vh1 India’s Instagram handle Here are 5 new age female musicians featured that you should follow if you aren’t already.

1. Krantinaari

Propelling her feminist ideologies through her magnetic work, Krantinaari is one of the fastest growing faces in the independent music scene. Using her background in hip hop, she’s collaborated with several big musicians including RaaKshaS to create her unique brand of hip hop and rap.

Here is a glimpse of her tunes:

2. Queendom

A band of three deeply different individuals banded together to create beautiful art to be remembered. They touch upon vulnerable topics including the plights of being a female, and the challenges we all face in our humanity. Their music has an otherworldly vibe, drifting between celestial and dreamy. Gaining popularity rapidly, they’re well on their way to become one of the biggest indie bands the country has seen.

Here is a glimpse of their tunes:

3. Saachi Rajadhyaksha

A young rising star in the indie space, Saachi was featured on Rolling Stone’s listicle of Artists Under 25 in 2018. She uses her music to express her inner feelings and observations about life as a millenial. Her debut EP Clarity won her many fans, leading to her selling out performances at prime locations in Mumbai. She’s currently working on new music set to cause waves among audiences shortly!

Here is a glimpse of her tunes:

4. Zoe Siddharth

From her childhood, Zoe knew in her heart that her passion for music would go a long way. Beginning her journey on The Stage, which helped her direct her vision for her music to match her childhood ideals. Since her debut on the singing stage, she’s released several indie tracks that have received massive appreciation from critics and audiences alike, making her one of the most sought after new voices in the indie space.

Here is a glimpse of her tunes:

5. Pranita Nair Pandurangi

The talented artist has mastered the art of synthesis, infusing her unique musical style with ghazals and folk fusion. She has a solid foundation of 16 years of practicing Hindustani classical tunes, with her music paying tribute to her love for her India’s classical roots. Bringing Indian heritage into the indie space, she’s one of the fastest rising vocalists in the country.

Here is a glimpse of her tunes:

Ranked by iTunes as one of India’s top podcasts in 2018, founder and host Mae Mariyam Thomas defines the podcast as “a one-stop shop for indie music.