Friday, February 24, 2012

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Phew, it has been a very long time, hasn’t it? Ever since I joined Yahoo!, I have found myself finding more and more and more music. Thanks to new found friends, and special thanks to Anvi AKA Bugs for pulling me into a black hole of music. I guess that how this blog started as well, we exchanged enough music to want a blog.

I am going to feature one artist and give a list of a few more of the beautiful sounds I have heard along these six months.

I am in love with this band; it has grown on me like a creeper on an empty wall. The most interesting thing about this band is the way they use their instruments. I cannot say that I like one sound better than the other, because at every point in a song they wash over you like a new wave.

I give you The Jezabels, an Australian band, which has won me over.

I particularly love the drums; as much as I cannot pick an instrument, the drummer seems to form new patterns and styles as the song progresses.

The drums sometimes hold you hypnotized to the track and the guitar comes in like a magic wand, the piano sounds like a rainbow and the voice like hope, with lyrics like a meal for the hungry.

I have been addicted to their Sound Cloud page, as I can listen to the songs without having to pause or change or wait. But I recently found their new album posted on Youtube. Here is the first song I heard from the album Prisoner; City Girl. The rest of the songs are available on related videos, and it is my suggestion that you listen to all.

After my over dose of the limited songs on the Sound Cloud page, City Girl was like I had found rain in a drought. Beautiful violin, signature sounds and surprises from the music, the drums especially; subtle kisses form the piano.

However, I am going to leave you with a two of the songs that won my heart.

A Little Piece. I have no words to describe the perfection that this song is.

Dark Storm. Another beautiful piece of music, a great intro, which keeps you hooked. This is a song where you must pay attention to every instrument; they come together in a perfect dance with her voice to hold your attention.

In short The Jezabels are fire, who feed the hunger we have for fireworks.

You can connect on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter these details available on their website, which is linked. You can also buy the album here

Other Random Songs/Artists

Nothing like You and I

Angus and Julia Stone – MUST LISTEN

Hello – Tristan Prettyman

Mermaid Motel – Lana Del Rey : I’m sure you know her already! She took the internet by storm.

The Weeknd – please go to the website, he has given away three full albums for free. A good song to start with is High For This

Rachel Platten - listen to 1000 ships.

And I leave you with one upcoming Indian artist, from my city; Gowri. This is the first song I heard, and I love her sounds, very simple lyrics, very groovy sound. You can’t help but move when you hear Tea. Also check out Hello.

And that’s all folks. Hope you find the time to enjoy the music around you and we’re here to help you find a good playlist. Please write to us, we would love to know what you think.

much love, Kris

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Flower Post 9

Are you familiar with those random moments when the sky is really blue and you're probably on the way to work or to meet a friend, and all of a sudden, you feel like smiling because you're just so content with your life? 

That exact feeling is my artist of the week: Bodhi Jones - singer, songwriter and busking artist from Canada. It's a funny story, this one. When we started this blog, we wanted to introduce artists that had never been discovered but had raw talent that could not be ignored. I remember stumbling across Bodhi Jones about 2 years ago. I do not recall how, but do remember waiting for my turn to introduce him to you and Treble Notes. Thanks to Twitter, I've had the chance to rediscover him. 

I've realized that the music you listen to might remain the same but your perception of every song changes with the path your life takes. Which is why this particular artist has been on my playlist, consistently, for the last 2 months. While his voice is raw meets polished, his lyrics are soul hitting and honest. I personally find Bodhi's composition quite unique but if I was forced to compare, I'd say I definitely find a touch of Amos Lee - another one of my most treasured artists.  

I've been listening to two songs, consistently. 

The first of the two is my personal favorite (partiality? :)): 

The second one makes me smile every time it starts playing (like right now). 

We're at the end of yet another post and I hope you enjoy the music we bring you. As you can see, Shar has started our trend of introducing Indian music artists, which will be a recurring occurrence on our blog. Kris is up next and I'm sure she's going to open whole new doors for you with her latest find. 

Peace and much love,
-Noops (Tups) 

P.S - You can follow Bodhi Jones on Twitter here:!/bodhijones and check out his Youtube page here:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Over the past year or so, I've watched quite a few Indian bands live. They've all been mostly pleasant experiences because I've been picky. But what struck me was that my taste in music is all expansive in that I can be interested by most types of music but to hold my attention takes a very specific type of sound. Dischordian, an Indian acoustic outfit that plays quirky alternative, slightly 'punk'ish, folksy music, has come closest to striking a chord (Pun patrol!) with my highly inconsistent taste in music. I guess it's because they have a little bit of everything I need, aurally speaking.

I love that Garreth's voice is a razored stalk of rum tinged throaty heaven; it would have any normal Joe who took a stab at it clutching at severed vocal chords and coughing like a TB patient. But with him, it comes natural. And I love that.

I love the lyrics. Indian bands will probably always have to be slightly anglicized and americanized but as long as the lyrics don't sound contrived, I haven't been a stickler for pronunciation. Dischordian kicks the shit out of that fine line and gives you something raw and amazing and you don't feel like a total tool, singing any of their songs.

Album: Feni Farm Riot

Tracks: 'The Old Whore' and 'Lover' are popular but I'm going to say - 'Scourge of Love', 'One of These Days' and 'Same Old Conversation'.

Be sure to check them out on Facebook; they're quite entertaining, they are! ;)

Okay, that's it from me. Noops is next. She'll have something fun in store!