Grit is a global movement.
This playlist is an effort to acknowledge and recognize the talent and work of some of our own. From Bangladesh to Bangalore to Boston, you’ll hear a variety of bands that cross sub-genres of rock, including punk, surf, metal, and more.
Here are some tidbits on some of the bands featured:
- The Tuts — London based trio of lady rockers. As Bristol Live writes, you can expect “a three-tone, feminist, debauched whirlwind of politics, punk, girl-power, and giving zero fucks.”
- Awaaz Do — Boston-based band that started out as rock covers of Bollywood songs, but has now turned into a unique sound that jumps borders, languages, and genres.
- Warfaze — A Bangladeshi hard rock band around since the early 80s. Warfaze is often credited as pioneers in the Bangladeshi rock scene.
- Urvah Khan — Toronto-based Urvah Khan is committed to breaking boundaries — of sound, politics, and scenes. Khan’s music recognizes and encompasses the history she comes from — in an effort to “share with audiences… to help heal their hearts.”