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.

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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...

Neon East Fest Announces Phase 2 Lineup Ft. Little Dragon, Andre Power & More

Third Culture has just announced the second phase of its lineup for the inaugural edition of Neon East Fest. Taking place on October 12 and 13 at Mumbai’s Reliance Jio Garden, the festival has...

NH7 Weekender Announces Lineup For Pune & Meghalaya Editions

Bacardi NH7 Weekender has announced the lineup for its Meghalaya and Pune editions which take place between 1 November-2 November, and 29 November-1 December respectively. Returning to Pune’s...

French Label Collaborates With Mixtape To Release Compilation Featuring Indian Electronic Artists

Inspired by the Indian electronic music scene during their visit to the country in 2017, French label Nowadays Records, run by two members of La Fine Equipe (who toured India the same year), has...

A Brief Guide To BUDxMumbai 

BUDxMumbai is all set to take over Mumbai’s Mehboob Studio from 23-24 March 2019. The 2-day festival will celebrate India’s emerging music culture with a forward-thinking lineup that includes a...

Features

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...

Where Has All The Live Music Gone?

Where Has All The Live Music Gone?

I attended my first live music performance when I was 14. The right attire was crucial - I wore black, studded boots and a soot coloured t-shirt with ‘CRADLE OF FILTH’ emblazoned in a gruesome,...

Indian Artists To Watch Out For In 2014

Indian Artists To Watch Out For In 2014

If 2013 taught us anything, it was that there’s a slew of terrific talent coming out of Indian music that we’re only just beginning to tap. We at Border Movement are excited to be excavating the...

Interview: Lifafa

Interview: Lifafa

Peter Cat Recording Co have a longstanding history of not giving a fuck. The New Delhi hemp jazz outfit is perhaps the most experimental band in the country, but they do what they do so well, they get...

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