Lifafa

Lifafa
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Lifafa is the solo project of Peter Cat Recording Co frontman Suryakant Sawhney. Lifafa offers a mix of acoustic folk elements and old-school disco layered with a baritone voice that can be angsty and meditative at the same time.

News

Magnetic Fields Nomads Announce Jatin Mallick, Peter Cat Recording Co., Kaleekarma, Gauley Bhai, VITALITY HOURS & More For Inaugural Edition

Earlier this month, India’s premiere boutique event Magnetic Fields Festival announced its new IP entitled ‘Magnetic Fields Nomads’ which is slated to expand the festival’s experiential...

Lifafa Releases First Single 'Laash' Off Upcoming Album 'Superpower 2020'

After teasing his upcoming album 'Superpower 2020' with a special Independence Day show earlier in August, Suryakant Sawhney aka Lifafa has just dropped 'Laash' the first single off the album. The...

Lifafa, Sickflip, Blot! & More Announced For Multi-Day Music Event Earthen

While India continued to see a daily number ranging from 30,000 to 50,000 of new Coronavirus infections in the month of November, the country’s suffering events industry edged towards a return with...

NH7 Weekender Announces Hiatus Kaiyote, Prateek Kuhad, Duckwrth & More For Its Virtual Edition

NH7 Weekender, the multi-city multi-genre festival will take place as a 2-day virtual event on December 5 and 6, featuring the likes of The Lumineers, Hiatus Kaiyote, Shruti Haasan (with Murthovic and...

Lifafa To Offer A Glimpse Of His Upcoming Album With Independence Day Show

2019 panned out to be a singular year for Suryakant Sawhney. The New Delhi-based musician kicked off the year with his seminal album ‘Jaago’ as the solo artist Lifafa, and then as a member of...

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...

Inbetween Gathering Gears Up For Second Edition In Goa

Alternative sonic arts festival Inbetween Gathering is back for its second edition, which takes place at Goa's Anahata Retreat on March 7 and 8. Described as an “attempt to create a fresh space for...

Goldie, Luke Vibert, Overmono & More Announced For Cymbal 2020

Late last month, Mumbai-based promoter Oscillate announced their new festival Cymbal, which will take place at Gwalior’s Jai Vilas Palace on March 20 and 21. The lineup for the 2-day festival is...

Artists Against Communalism: Musicians, Rappers, Comedians & More To Perform At Shaheen Bagh

As February 8 draws closer, the air in Delhi has become increasingly strained, weighed down by tension for the upcoming state elections. Not only are any elections a particularly trying, crucial time...

Sounds In Silence: Roohaniyat Artist Residency Announces New Music Festival In Uttarakhand

Earlier this year in January, New Delhi-based singer-songwriter Angad Katari and event curator Aarzoo Choudhury transformed a family vacation home at the foothills of Uttarakhand in Sirori village...

Features

Review: Lifafa Shines Albeit Dimly In The Shadow Of His Previous Work On ‘Superpower 2020’

Review: Lifafa Shines Albeit Dimly In The Shadow Of His Previous Work On ‘Superpower 2020’

When Suryakant Sawhney aka Lifafa released ‘Jaago’ at the start of 2019, it catapulted him to become one of the leading alternative artists of our time. Pushed by algorithms and enthusiastic word...

A Guide To The Key Experiences At Magnetic Fields Nomads

A Guide To The Key Experiences At Magnetic Fields Nomads

This weekend (March 19 - 21), India’s premiere boutique festival Magnetic Fields is launching its new IP with a limited-capacity 3-day open-air gathering at Nahargarh, Ranthambore entitled...

Spotlight: Pagal Haina – The Indian Label Connecting Prateek Kuhad To Lifafa

Spotlight: Pagal Haina – The Indian Label Connecting Prateek Kuhad To Lifafa

Pagal Haina? Crazy, right? The inception of the artist development agency and label which has cultivated the likes of Prateek Kuhad, Rounak Maiti and Shantanu Pandit, and also includes Run It’s The...

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,...

Peter Cat Recording Co: End Of An Era?

Peter Cat Recording Co: End Of An Era?

If you want to miff or bore Peter Cat Recording Co., a sure shot way would be to ask the band what genre their music belongs to. They're not the first act to feel that way – heck, that's how most...

Review: With 'Jaago' Lifafa Has Truly Found His Identity

Review: With 'Jaago' Lifafa Has Truly Found His Identity

A few days ago, in the middle of an animated discussion about Indian acts, a friend said to me, “I think Peter Cat Recording Co is like the Indian Radiohead.” It is a debatable statement (though...

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: September 2018

Wild City Singled Out: September 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...

Wild City Singled Out: February 2018

Wild City Singled Out: February 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...

Flako’s ‘Natureboy’: Songs For The Great Open Cathedral

Flako’s ‘Natureboy’: Songs For The Great Open Cathedral

“And in the evening When the sky is on fire Heaven and earth become my great open cathedral Where all men are brothers Where all things are bound by law And crowned with love Poor, alone and happy I...

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