EASY WANDERLINGS | Soul pop and indie folk band
Easy Wanderlings is an independent Soul-Folk-Pop band based in Pune, India. The eight member group formed in 2015 is recognized for their delicate melodies and displays the ambient musical influences of Kings of Convenience, Michael Kiwanuka and Iron & Wine. Having become synonymous to a soulful experience, Red Bull Music rated them as “Top 10 Indie artists to watch in 2018”.
Easy Wanderlings has been recognized as a rising artist in Spotify's RADAR and Apple's UP-NEXT Program in 2021. The collective won both National and International awards, the Pune based collective was awarded the 'Best Band' at The Indian Music Diaries Awards in Jan 2020.
As a touring artist, they have performed at all major corners of India and in major music festivals such as Bacardi Nh7 Weekender(2019), Vh1 Supersonic(2018) sharing the stage with inspiring artists like Jose Gonzales, Anoushka Shankar, Alt J and Incubus, to name a few. They were also invited to perform at SXSW Music Festival 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Damn you Covid!)
Their music has been featured at significant events and by acclaimed organizations. Some of the noteworthy ones are -
1. COP26 Glasgow, 2021
2. 'Outrage & Optimism' podcast. 2020
3. Global Mental Health Fest - World Federation For Mental Health 2020
4. Red is the new green Period Party - Fundraiser menstrual hygiene products to low income women during the COVID 19 pandemic, 2020
In June 2021, the band shared two singles from their EP, Caught in a Parade. “Enemy”, shines light on the age of cancel culture and its effect on freedom of expression. Second single, ‘Makin My Move', is a retro funk and disco influenced tune incorporating modern electronica and Indian percussion. The tracks were featured on New Music Friday playlist in over 12 countries on Spotify. Apple Music featured the tracks on A-List Pop, Today’s Hits & Breaking Indian Independent playlist.
“Armed with a refreshing, invigorating sound, and packed to the gills with a sense of confidence and maturity in their tune and song writing. Easy Wanderlings have captured a deliciously sweet and smooth sound dipped in honey with “Enemy”. –
The Score Magazine
Rolling Stone India calls it ‘Playful, Story-centric and Emphatic”. Their song ‘Enjoy it while it lasts’ won the IRRA Award for the Best Independent Song Recording in 2018. They also won the ‘Chill Song of the Year’ at the VIMA MUSIC Awards in Kuala Lumpur for ‘I For Little Things’.
“Like sinking in to your favorite chair or slipping in to a warm bath, these guys allow you to breathe and for that we should be grateful.” –
Listen with monger, UK
"Doused in gorgeous harmonies, the melody is almost endless. Ad infinitum." – A Humming Heart
‘Beneath the Fireworks’ was peaked at No.4 on the Indian Apple Music Rock Charts. Madhusuman Raman from Rock Street Journal wrote “Easy Wanderlings are very, very good at making their musical passages smooth, and this track is a perfect example.”