Our 18 Best Picks From Music Videos Released In 2018!

2018 was such a smasher year in local music scene of North Eastern India. From International music bands playing at local music festivals to umpteen national acts from metro cities making mini-tours exploring this part of the country, and not to mention, the countless local acts releasing singles, EPs and dropping music videos all year round, it was indeed a year of musical strike  in the local music scene . We saw various local independent artists releasing not just one but multiple music videos in 2018 which speaks for itself about the speedy gear-shifts coming up this year.

Polar Lights comes back with brand new single ‘Fallout’ after two years!

Dimapur’s Indie-rock giants Polar Lights dropped off a brand new single ‘Fall Out‘ last Saturday after two years since their EP ‘Talking To The Trees.’ And, we got to admit, it was definitely worth the wait.

We had a brief chat with the band here’s what they quoted, “Talking To The Trees came out October of 2016. So, it’s been about two years since we last put out fresh material. A lot has changed since then. We have Moa Pongen, filling in on drum duties now, one of us just recently got married and we’ve just been touring a lot. 

GETTING CANDID with POTSANGBAM LINTHOI CHANU (Author)

Full Name: Potsangbam Linthoingambi Chanu

Age: 23

Artistry: Author/Writer

Neighborhood: Uripok Sorbon Thingel, Imphal

Last month, we had the opportunity to catch up with the Supergirl behind the book ‘The Tales Of Kanglei Throne‘ that has been quite the talk-of-the-town recently, Linthoi Chanu from Uripok, Imphal, and talk about her book and all the hurdles she had in making it possible. Read on.

GETTING CANDID with YAIPHAHENBA LAISHRAM (Illustrator)

Name: Yaiphahenba Laishram

Age: 25

Occupation: Illustrator

City: Imphal

ABOUT YOURSELF

I’m Yaiphahenba Laishram and I come from a small family of five members; my parents, me and my three younger siblings. Dad works as a senior accountant in MGT TATA MOTORSand Mom as an LDC in Lamphel Minor Irrigation Department Manipur. I have completed my masters in Visual Communication Design from the Institute of DAIICT, Gujarat and I am currently on the lookout for a suitable Graphic Designing job in Bangalore.

Shillong’s own mathrock quartet Sky Level releases its long-awaited debut EP entitled Time.

Two keen mathrock music enthusiast, Denzil Swer and Sonny Taba, introduced this unevenly structured genre of music with irregular patterns and unpredictable polyrhythms to their bandmates of Sky Level and made them dig more into it. The bunch soon began to jam to the likes of Toe, Tom’s Story, Chon, and Lite. In no time, they started to pick up on odd-time signature moves and write their own materials and play live in and around the Northeast regions of the country.

The Raven kickstarts their Genesis Tour tonight at The Vault, Kolkata!

New-Delhi based experimental prog-rock quintet The Raven to kickstart their long-awaited 10-city Genesis Tour 2018 from The Vault in Kolkata tonight at 7 pm. While the tour starts off in Kolkata and ends at The Pianoman Jazz Club in Delhi on 12th of July, it lasts a total of 42 days circling around the North-Eastern part of the country making cities like Siliguri, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Shillong, Guwahati, Kohima, and Imphal a big part of the tour.

Longboarding with a purpose: Canadian Longboarder Nick Kielback’s short visit to Manipur.

Last month, Nicholas Kielback, a longboarder from Quebec, Canada set out on a journey and came all the way down to Manipur, India to explore the land of diversity and swing with the local longboarding and skateboarding communities after he discovered about the first ever Downhill Competition taking place in India at Tanglei Festival Oinam, Manipur. He didn’t know a single soul here prior to his journey but he was totally sure of the incredible time that was ahead with the longboard crew, at least, and so he did but more than he ever expected and with a whole bunch of other people he met during his stay. 

GETTING CANDID with JENY RAJKUMARI (Travel & Yoga Enthusiast)

Name: Jeny Rajkumari

Age: 28 years

Hobby: Travel, Yoga, Acroyoga, Street Workouts & Photography.

Occupation: Software Engineer at FWD, Hong Kong.

City: Imphal, Manipur. (Currently in Hong Kong)

ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’m Jeny (J-E-N-Y; with just a single ‘N’) and I grew up as the middle child of a typical middle-class family in Imphal, Manipur. After completing school at LFS and RKSDV, Imphal, I then proceeded to pursue an Engineering degree (IT) in Bhubaneshwar from KIIT University. Right after college, I started working for HP for few months until I got through a campus placement for HCL, Chennai. After almost three years with HCL, I landed a relocation opportunity for Hong Kong in October ‘16 and that’s where it all started for me.