Archive for May, 2013

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Sheldon Pereira’s album is an impressive work of new age Alternative Rock. Check out vocals that have an international appeal & sound that’s punchy, tight & melodic. Artist Aloud Rating – 4 on 5




Recorded exclusively on Artist Aloud Launch cast, Raja hasan Vol 1 the album displays the singing prowess of this versatile vocalist from Rajasthan. Make sure you tune into this album which features  rustic, yet mellifluous vocals and superb composition. Artist Aloud Rating – 4.5 on 5


Easily the best PUNK ROCK album to come out of India to date! Up tempo arrangement with tight drums, edgy guitars with lyrics and vocals written PUNK all over…don’t miss this one out by Tripwire, especially the songs FISHMARKET & PLATFORM NO 3 . Artist Aloud Rating – 4.5 on 5


Her music is global contemporary POP with arrangement layered on shades of Indian music. This artist is one to watch out for…check out songs US, DADI’S song & PEN & PAPER.Artist Aloud Rating – 4 on 5


Ali Haider, the Pop Star from Pakistan brings his latest album. Simple melodies complimented with simple touching lyrics give the overall album a romantic theme. Songs to check out for sure are JAANEY DO & BACHPAN KI BADAMI YAADEIN . Artist Aloud Rating – 4 on 5

The versatile powerhouse pop star, playback singer Neeti Mohan needs no introduction! Her album speaks more than what the best words can say.. No wonder even A R RAHMAN is floored by her!Artist Aloud Rating – 4.5 on 5


Check out the single `FAR AWAY’ from the upcoming alternative Rock band John M Pamei . The song is a great listen, be it on your i – pod, mobile phone or while you’re driving!

Artist Aloud Rating – 3.5 on 5


An album that is a good example of how a piece of music fits in various genres – Hanu Dixit presents modern pop rock & New age styles in his music. Artist Aloud Rating – 3 on 5



Classic Rabindro Sangeet revisited, restyled & presented in a format appealing to the youth. The album features vocals in Bengali, Hindi, English, French & kenyarwanda in forms of Rap and modern pop. Go Sing Tagore, Go Tagore Trance !  Artist Aloud Rating – 3.5 on 5



Circus the band and their album BATS  personifies the evolution & quality of Pop Rock & Alternative Rock in India. If you love Rock modern forms of Rock, you’ve got to get this album! BATS – THE CIRCUS – Thumbs up.

Artist Aloud Rating – 4 on 5

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Temperatures will soar this summer with the hottest music awards in the digital medium.Third time in a row; the Artist Aloud awards honor independent music. Artist Aloud- a digital medium that has provided a platform for both iconic and budding independent musicians and artists to showcase their talent is back yet again with the well-known music awards. With these awards, Artist Aloud looks to honor independent music and thus enable indie music artists to gain the recognition they truly deserve.

Starting 6thMay 2013, the awards will run for a period of 7 weeks including 6 weeks of nomination based voting and 1 week of Top 5 under Best Song, Best Male, Best Female and Best Group on the Artist Aloud Web, WAP and SMS through keywords. This year around, the platform provided opportunities to a larger pool of indie artists and their unique music. The voting process remains the same as last time, wherein each week users vote for their favorite artist under a given genre of music for that week. All independent music singles and albums released on Artist Aloud from January to December 2012, qualify to be a part of the awards.

The six music genres of the award format that include Pop, Rock, Alternative, Global, Fusion and Mixed bag will witness crowning of the best of the best. Users will be able to vote online on as well as on their mobile phones by logging onto the WAP site –

The final winners of the 3rd Annual Artist Aloud Awards’ will be announced in the 3rd week of June 2013 on the website.

So log on to, or SMS AAA to 54646 to vote for your favorite artist!

Check out the gorgeous Rock Ghazals of ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ by Faridoon Shahryar


Check out the gorgeous Rock Ghazals of ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ by Faridoon Shahryar
 Here at Bollyspice, we like to shine the light on not only Bollywood, but also other fabulous content outside the world of Hindi films including movies, cool music and songs we come across! You probably know the fab Bollywood journalist and interviewer Faridoon Shahryar, but did you also know he was a singer? Yes, he is a formally trained singer in Hindustani Classical music and in his singing avatar; Mr. Shahryar has recently released the wonderful ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ with music by Navneet Kedar.

Talking to us about his music, Mr. Shahryar says, “Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise is the name of my Ghazal Rock album launched by premiere online music portal It comprises of five songs.”

One of the coolest things is that that lyrics are ghazals and poems that have been written by his late father Professor Shahryar, winner of the highest literary honour in India the Jnanpith Award and the lyricist of actress Rekha’s magnum opus Umrao Jaan.

He most recently released the video for the gorgeous title track ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’

Directed by his wife Aarefa Faridoon, the video for ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ was shot in several locations including Tokyo, Sarawak (Malaysia) and Mumbai.

The response to the music and his singing has been fabulous. Not only have music fans loved this song, but also noted critics and stars have messaged Mr. Shahryar about ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ including Bollywood celebrities like Mahesh Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Pooja Bhatt, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonal Chauhan, Geeta Basra, Richa Chadda, who have appreciated the music, singing and video.

Here are just a couple tweets with praise for the song!
Vivek Oberoi: “Absolutely speechless after listening to this beautiful ghazal by Prof Shahryar, sung by Faridoon Shahryar. A must listen…Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise! Truly mesmerizing…well done Faridoon!”

Neha Sharma: “So all those who love ghazals..must check this out”

Singer and composer Himesh Reshammiya, Mr. Shahryar tells us, sms’d yesterday “calling ‘Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ a Superb Effort” and that was just one of many texts he received.

Also check out a few tweets from the fans and there are many more!
Chulbuli09: “Fantastic song, voice and video bhaijaan. So happy n proud of ya.. Kudos to you. Hope we get to see more of you now icon smile Check out the gorgeous Rock Ghazals of Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ by Faridoon Shahryar Duas icon smile Check out the gorgeous Rock Ghazals of Palkon Ko Bhigoyen Kaise’ by Faridoon Shahryar ”

HimeshjiFan4Eva: “For all who have become fans of Faridoon watch his beautiful music video for his first song”

Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Amrita Rao, Neil Nitin Mukesh and noted critic Mr. Taran Adarsh have also really appreciated the song and video for ‘Wo Andheri Raat Ki Chaap Thi’, which was released earlier this year and ranked in the Top 10 at

About the praise for his music he says, “It feels great to get such an awesome response to my father’s poetry, my singing and the compositions of my good friend Navneet. It feels wonderful how many of my friends from all across the world have been helping and supporting me in taking this Ghazal Rock music album to as many people all across the world as possible. I feel it is just the beginning, hopefully we shall get better funding to promote it on conventional mediums like Television and Radio. I am hoping to perform as much as possible. Invitations are most welcome if you like our Music.”

Be sure to check out the music of Mr. Shahryar both at Artists Aloud and now on iTunes!