Swarathma is one of India’s top folk bands, based in Bangalore. Their sound is rooted in Indian folk traditions while leaning on rock, blues & reggae motifs. The visually electric and high-energy live act is among India’s busiest bands, having played hundreds of shows across the country since 2002.
Swarathma is all about infectious on-stage energy. Their act is high on interactivity with sing-along sections, ad-libbed, repartee and the occasional couplet. It also features faux folk-horses and band members sporting Nehru Topis. One of India’s favorite festival bands, they have performed at multiple NH7 Weekender, The Storm Festival in Coorg, SulaFest in Nasik, FiresFlies Festival in Bangalore and many more.
Swarathma’s appeal comes from sensitive songwriting and socially relevant lyrics. After their powerful second album Topiwalleh (2012) produced by Loy Mendonsa of the composer trio Shankar-Ehsan-Loy, they released a slew of singles and music videos that have gone to win critical & popular acclaim. Their outspoken music features collaborations with music’s biggest names such as Bassement Jaxx, Salim-Sulaiman, Shubha Mugdal & Clinton Cerejo.