Author Archives: Priyanka Roy

March 22, 2015

A Tribute to the Women Who Rock Kolkata

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This Women’s Day we spoke to four women who helped revolutionize the rock circuit in Kolkata. We reached out to the bandmates, family members and close friends of these four iconic women from the Kolkata scene, and they spoke about what makes these women so special. Jayashree Singh  If there is anyone who is entitled to the title of The Queen of Kolkata Rock Circuit, then that person is Jayashree Singh. Jayashree came to prominence in the 90s during her stint with the aptly named pop act Pop Secret. But it was her spell with Skinny Alley, one of India’s pioneering indie acts, which shot her straight to the doorstep of fame. Not only was Skinny Alley the…

January 1, 2014

Front Gate at Jamsteady, Princeton Club, Kolkata

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WTS spoke to Underground Authority recently about winning the coveted 1 Million Rupees cash prize this year, at the Hornbill International Rock Contest much to the amazement and exhilaration of fans across the country. Here’s what they had to say about the experience and what’s in store next… WTS: Tell us all about the Hornbill International Rock Contest experience. UA: It was not easy for us to step into a competition after 3 years. We were pretty nervous, as a lot was at stake. We have made a bit of a name for ourselves already – given that, the other bands were really good and we were also cheering for them. It was definitely not an easy win considering only quality…

October 20, 2013

Ashmaan on the launch of their latest album

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Ashmaan from Kolkata has been the latest buzz in town. With their almost ethereal sound, the duo has charmed audiences far and wide. The band has recently launched a self titled album. This is what Singer Songwriter Anushree Gupta and Guitarist/ Programmer Sukanti Roy have to say about it…  WTS: Tell us what Ashmaan your debut album is all about. Ashmaan: This is the first album which entails the sound and lyrics that best describe Ashmaan. It’s contemporary and covers moods and emotions that people experience in modern times. WTS: Tell us more about your songwriting. Who is the band’s primary songwriter? Ashmaan: Anushree is the singer songwriter. All the compositions are written in Bengali. The songs lyrically cover varied emotions. They…


A lot has been said about Tajdar Junaid’s latest release ‘What Colour is your Raindrop?’ The album is “infectious”, say many. It seems to have grown on the audience, and how! “Taj” (as he is fondly referred to) offers an eclectic sound in his latest album and here is what he has to say about it… WTS: What motivated you to put out this album? Taj: The sounds in my head and heart pushed me. It couldn’t have been before or later as I believe songs have a life of their own. WTS: Could you tell us more about the story behind the songs and the artwork? Taj: Few songs like ‘Though I Know’ and ‘Mockingbird‘ are old…

September 25, 2013

T.L. Mazumdar on BUeC

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T.L. Mazumdar, on his experience at having recorded his second album – BUeC. The album explores cultural identities and the story of a mixed heritage, among other things. It is vastly different from his previous studio endeavours and promises an unconventional take at the blend of organic and inorganic music. What’s The Scene spoke to him at length about his second album and here’s what he had to say! Interviewed by: Priyanka Roy Videography and editing: Shovon Ray    

September 16, 2013

Jamsteady feat. Zoo at Princeton Club, Kolkata

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September 7, 2013

Interview with Jeepers Creepers

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Formed in 2011, Jeepers Creepers flaunt an indie/postpunk sound. Their fanbase has been building steadily and strongly ever since they “arrived” on the scene,having qualified as finalists at Mood Indigo (in 2011). The roll is on, and how! We met Rishi and Andy from the band and here’s what they had to say about their music and their story so far… WTS: As a band, how has it been this far? Rishi: When we started out as a band together we did not know what to expect, except that we wanted to give people something new and interesting to listen to.We have had a hell of a time together, playing our music, and being loved for it so…