Disco Puppet

Disco Puppet

Shoumik Biswas occupies a space somewhere between where the auto tune narratives of Bon Iver (think 'Woods') and a jazz drummer doing a four hour solo might meet, while both sharing a plate of fish curry and rice. Born in Kolkata and educated at India’s de facto hub of uncompromising art pedagogy, Bangalore’s Srishti, his live performances see him combining live drums, a flute, his own voice (or proxy thereof), and off kilter software sequencing. His latest release 'Spring' doesn’t sound like anything that has come out of India to date, and it might be because Bangalore traffic doesn’t really allow anyone to leave their studio, or the fact that his label, Consolidate, is a sort of incestuous space where the artists all play on each others projects.

News

Disco Puppet Polishes It Up On 'Candy'

Anyone familiar with the works of Shoumik Biswas aka Disco Puppet will be familiar with his penchant for atypical usage of lo-fi and incorporation of child-like whimsicalness into his singular style....

Consolidate Releases 'Fresh Water Vol. 2' With Disco Puppet, K.O.K.O & More

Consolidate celebrated five years of providing a platform to Bangalore's alternative and electronica talent with the compilation 'Fresh Water' earlier talent. The label and collective has just...

Consolidate Celebrates 5 Years As A Label With Disco Puppet, YNZN.P & More On ‘Fresh Water Vol. 1’

Bangalore-based label and artist collective Consolidate marked its 5 years as a label with new compilation series ‘Fresh Water’, the 5-track first volume of which features Hoirong frontman Kamal...

Dualist Inquiry, Komorebi, Ankur Tewari & More Announced For boxout.fm’s Independence Day Celebration

boxout.fm, the New Delhi-based online community radio that has supported left, right and center of independent music from the Indian subcontinent over the last three years, will mark the upcoming...

Monophonik, Noni-mouse, YNZN.P & More To Perform For The 3rd Chapter Of ‘Wild City: Together’

Within weeks of live gigs being snatched away from us by the coronavirus crisis and its associated lockdowns, we launched ‘Wild City: Together’ to bring together the music community of India and...

Exclusive First Listen: ‘Still As You Remixes’ By Black Letters

Late last year, Bangalore-based alternative rock quintet Black Letters released their third studio album ‘Still As You’, stepping out from guitar-led works for a more emotional and texturally...

Charity Compilation Series ‘aaj kal’ Mobilizes Disco Puppet, Oceantied, Pardafash & More

Music journalist Dhruva Balram has just launched a new compilation series called ‘aaj kal’ (which translates to ‘These Days’) in response to the difficulties faced by marginalised communities...

Exclusive First Listen: 'Thoughts To Melt To' By Disco Puppet

More than once, I have wondered what it must feel like to live inside the mind of Shoumik Biswas. I imagine it's all sorts of crazy and wonderful and tumultuous, with overwhelming stories and ideas...

Releases You May Have Missed: Disco Puppet, Yung.Raj, Arjun Vagale & More

The year has barely started, and Indian music producers are already releasing music faster than we can keep up with. There were a few singles and EPs released over the past few days that we thought...

Call For Application: Toto Music Award 2020

Toto Funds The Arts (TFA) is inviting entries for the 16th edition of its Toto Music Award. Indian musicians under the age of 30 can apply for the award by submitting 3 original compositions released...

Features

Review: ‘22-2 Volume 2’ Galvanises India’s Budding Producers

Review: ‘22-2 Volume 2’ Galvanises India’s Budding Producers

One of the hypothetical and mostly unrealistic scenarios in my head about the end of the coronavirus crisis involves the declaration of a fixed date to officially mark the end of the pandemic and its...

Wild City Singled Out: May 2020

Wild City Singled Out: May 2020

Wild City handpicks the most interesting one-off singles released by artists in South Asia in our monthly feature - Singled Out. If you’d like us to listen to your music, send the relevant info to...

2019 In Review

2019 In Review

2019... the year Donald Trump was (almost) impeached, the year Greta Thunberg woke the world to the climate crisis, the year citizens of India came together to fight for the secularity of the country,...

Disco Puppet Paints A Surreal Self-Portrait On 'Aranyer Dinratri'

Disco Puppet Paints A Surreal Self-Portrait On 'Aranyer Dinratri'

Back when Shoumik Biswas was a very young boy, his parents used to fight often. The reason was mostly because his mother found it difficult to understand finance-related subjects like taxes and...

Wild City Singled Out: May 2019

Wild City Singled Out: May 2019

Wild City handpicks the most interesting one-off singles released by artists in South Asia in our monthly feature - Singled Out. If you’d like us to listen to your music, send the relevant info to...

Wild City Singled Out: April 2019

Wild City Singled Out: April 2019

Wild City handpicks the most interesting one-off singles released by artists in South Asia in our monthly feature - Singled Out. If you’d like us to listen to your music, send the relevant info to...

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2018

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2018

Our favourite weekend of the year is closing in. With just a week to go, Magnetic Fields is right around the corner, and it's going to be chock full of art, activities and, of course music. There's...

Wild City Singled Out: May 2018

Wild City Singled Out: May 2018

Wild City handpicks the most interesting one-off singles released by artists in South Asia in our monthly feature - Singled Out. If you’d like us to listen to your music, send the relevant info to...

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2017

A Comprehensive Guide To The Music At Magnetic Fields 2017

The countdown is well and truly on. Magnetic Fields Festival, one of the highly-anticipated weekends in the year, is fast approaching. With less than a fortnight to go, we need to acquaint ourselves...

Consolidate: An Intimate Encounter With The Bangalore-Based Collective

Consolidate: An Intimate Encounter With The Bangalore-Based Collective

Joe Panicker, one-half of Aerate Sound, isn’t visibly stressed. It’s only a few days until he plays with Naquash as Aerate Sound at Boiler Room in Bangalore, opening for Jlin, Sinjin Hawke and...

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