Top 10 Nepali Bands on Spotify

Last updated on 2022-09-25
Top 10 Nepali Bands on Spotify

Nepal is rich in cultural characteristics as well as different and unique music. We can perceive the differences in Nepali musical characteristics due to the diversity of cultures. For decades, Nepali bands have demonstrated their musical potential, gaining major names and audiences from all over the world. Many prominent bands from Nepalese music have continually filled our hearts and ears with joy, happiness, and emotion. The top ten Nepali bands with the most Spotify listens are shown below.

*The data is based on the research done by The Everest List.

10. Cobweb

Cobweb
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

Cobweb is a Nepalese hard rock band from Patan. In 1993, a group of school buddies in Patan created the band and released their first album, "Anjaan." The debut album was a failure. With songs like "Maryo ni Maryo," the second album Cobweb was warmly welcomed, paving the path for Nepalese rock to enter the mainstream. In the present Nepalese music industry, the band is regarded as a trend setter. The album artwork for Cobweb portrayed typical Western heavy metal. The promotion campaign, however, was identical to that of Aadhunik geet, with descriptions like "dedicated musicians trying to captivate your heart" and "heart winning music." Anjaan was published in 1993. They have released seven albums so far, including Cobweb, 1996 Rolling String, Mercedes Benz, Rock n roll, Astitva, Namaste and Swing.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 18,724
  • Albums Launched : 8
  • YouTube Subscribers : 18,100

9. Mantra

Mantra
Image Source: The Annapurna Express

Mantra is a Darjeeling, India-based Indo-Nepalese rock & roll band. The band, which was formed in the year 2000, has released a number of hit songs. Some of them include Bir Gorkhali, Ekantama, and Sanskriti,timi bina. Prashant Tamang (the winner of Indian idol season 3) included Bir Gorkhali on his solo album 'Dhanyabad,' a song that first appeared on their debut album (Mantra). Bhasker Dewan (lead vocals), Pragya Lama (guitars), Birju Chowdhary (drums), Manish Thapa (piano), Bidhan (flute, saxophone), and Pravash Subba (bass) are the current members of the band. Sudarshan Tamang is the band's regular song writer (lyricist). Bishal Thapa is a former drummer and one of the band's founding members.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 22,560
  • Albums Launched : 1
  • YouTube Subscribers : 74,300

8. The Axe

The Axe
Image Source: Facebook

In the Nepalian musical world, the Axe is a well-known name. 13 years is a long time in the world of music. This is, of course, a narrative about attitude, a story about three people who joined a band without any solemn commitment, never dreaming that they would come out with amazing songs, music that is truly honest and passionate, and, of course, make history. The Axe is a pure rocking band that is well-known for their spectacular performances at their shows. The band began as a garage band in 1992 and were officially established in 1993, when they released their first album, "Dhunwa," which did not do well at the time. After Ramesh Gyawali left for studies abroad in 1995, Sarad came up with the idea of reorganizing the band and making it a three-man band.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 23,512
  • Albums Launched : 2
  • YouTube Subscribers : 11,700

7. Edge

Edge
Image Source: Nepali - E - Chords

The Edge Band is a Nepalese pop rock band that was founded in 1998 by Pokhara adolescents. In the year 2000, the first album was released. Except for Jeewan Gurung, the lead singer, the band members left over time. Vibes with Vajra, the band's second album, was released in 2006, gaining acclaim and establishing the band in the Nepali music market. So far, four albums have been released. The band regularly performs in live concerts and festivals in the United States and abroad. They also perform for charitable causes, such as the creation of a zoo in Pokhara.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 28,312
  • Albums Launched : 4
  • YouTube Subscribers : 1,22,000

6. Karma Band

Karma Band
Image Source: Events Neptime

Karma Band has always emphasized folk, traditional, and cultural music. Three of their albums are Naya Sapana, Hukka, and Love Songs. Surendra Man Singh, vocals, and Prashant, percussion, are among the band's six members. Whereas, Basudev plays guitar, Deepak plays bass guitar, Pramod plays guitar, and Anil plays drums.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 31,786
  • Albums Launched : 7
  • YouTube Subscribers : 39,400

5. The Uglyz

The Uglyz
Image Source: Reverbnation

The Uglyz are a Nepali pop rock band that started in 1995 at Little Angels' School in Lalitpur. Sarun Tamrakar (singer) and Sudip Tamrakar (guitarist), both Little Angel's School students, formed the school band "The Uglyz" in 1995. When Rakin Lal Shrestha (drummer) joined them, the band was complete. When they decided to go to college abroad, the band split up. Sarun moved to Australia, Sudip stayed in Nepal to pursue his studies, and Rakin returned to India. They returned to Nepal after finishing their studies, and the band reassembled in 2003. They decided to release their first album with the help of their families and friends. On January 31, 2005, they released their first album "Rush", which touched many Nepalese teenagers and adults. They released their second album In Transit (2011). The first hit song Audai Jadai was a theme translation from Japanese.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 32,285
  • Albums Launched : 2
  • YouTube Subscribers : 61,000

4. Elements

Elements
Image Source: Online Khabar

The Elements is a well-known Nepalese group signed to Albatross Records. Ishan R Onta on vocals and guitars, Dipesh Gurung on drums, and Raunaq Singh Adhikari on guitars make up the band, which was formed in 2016. The element's three members were all music fans who had loved music since they were children. They worked on music, film development, and song recording. Tesaile Hidey ma was the first of the elements to appear. The electrifying band has managed to maintain a devoted following.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 40,713
  • Albums Launched : 1
  • YouTube Subscribers : 26,000

3. Albatross

Albatross
Image Source: Online Khabar

Albatross is a Kathmandu-based Nepali rock band. In 1998, three teenage musicians who were still in school came together and began playing old rusted instruments. The group experimented with Nepali rock sounds as well as western alternative music, eventually developing their own sound. Albatross is currently a four-piece band that has established a presence in Nepal and abroad and continues to encourage young Nepali rock musicians. Fast tempos, characteristic chord progressions, and modern compositions have established the band as one of Nepal's rock music pioneers. Albatross is a legendary Nepalese rock band that has attained worldwide fame and popularity.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 45,036
  • Albums Launched : 3
  • YouTube Subscribers : 1,17,000

2. Nepathya

Nepathya
Image Source: The Himalayan Times

Nepathya is a Nepalese folk rock band founded in the early 1990s by three Pokhara students studying in Kathmandu, Nepal. Deepak Rana, Bhim Poon, and Amrit Gurung established Nepathya. Nepathya is most recognized for fusing folk melodies with current rock with a western flavor. Both commercial and critical acclaim have greeted Nepathya. Nepathya is well-known for current tunes with significant roots to indigenous music, as well as songs sung in rural Nepalese dialects. They began recording songs, and after 25 years, they have become Nepal's greatest band. On August 3, 2013, Nepathya became the first Nepalese band to perform in Wembley Arena in the United Kingdom.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 50,586
  • Albums Launched : 9
  • YouTube Subscribers : 3,88,000

1. 1974 AD

1974 AD
Image Source: My Republica

1974 AD is a Nepali rock band that started in the early 1990s in Kathmandu, Nepal. They dabble in a variety of musical styles, including Nepali folk, ragas, rock, funk, blues, and jazz. 1974 AD is one of Nepal's most successful recording artists. According to Nepal's Hits FM, the majority of their albums are in the top ten best-selling albums. Their event, 'Rock Yatra,' drew over 60,000 people in 2000, making it the largest concert ever held in Nepal. The majority of the songs and albums released by 1974 AD are in Nepali. Patriotism, Nepali ideals, unity, love, and nationalism are among the topics in the lyrics. The music in 1974 AD has a wide range of styles.A group of teachers from Gyanodaya School in Lalitpur, Nepal, created the organization in the 1990s. Guitarist Phiroj Shyangden, bassist Nirakar Yakthumba Limbu, and drummer Bhanu A were the band's founding members. "Nepali," "Sambodhan," "Pahilo Junima," "Parelima," "Samjhi Baschu," and "Chudaina Timro Mayale," among others, were among Nepalese music's biggest hits. The song "Nepali Ho," from their best-selling album Satabdi, has been dubbed "the most patriotic commercial song ever."

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 50,600
  • Albums Launched : 10
  • YouTube Subscribers : 1,92,000

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10. Cobweb

Cobweb
Image Source: The Kathmandu Post

Cobweb is a Nepalese hard rock band from Patan. In 1993, a group of school buddies in Patan created the band and released their first album, "Anjaan." The debut album was a failure. With songs like "Maryo ni Maryo," the second album Cobweb was warmly welcomed, paving the path for Nepalese rock to enter the mainstream. In the present Nepalese music industry, the band is regarded as a trend setter. The album artwork for Cobweb portrayed typical Western heavy metal. The promotion campaign, however, was identical to that of Aadhunik geet, with descriptions like "dedicated musicians trying to captivate your heart" and "heart winning music." Anjaan was published in 1993. They have released seven albums so far, including Cobweb, 1996 Rolling String, Mercedes Benz, Rock n roll, Astitva, Namaste and Swing.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 18,724
  • Albums Launched : 8
  • YouTube Subscribers : 18,100

9. Mantra

Mantra
Image Source: The Annapurna Express

Mantra is a Darjeeling, India-based Indo-Nepalese rock & roll band. The band, which was formed in the year 2000, has released a number of hit songs. Some of them include Bir Gorkhali, Ekantama, and Sanskriti,timi bina. Prashant Tamang (the winner of Indian idol season 3) included Bir Gorkhali on his solo album 'Dhanyabad,' a song that first appeared on their debut album (Mantra). Bhasker Dewan (lead vocals), Pragya Lama (guitars), Birju Chowdhary (drums), Manish Thapa (piano), Bidhan (flute, saxophone), and Pravash Subba (bass) are the current members of the band. Sudarshan Tamang is the band's regular song writer (lyricist). Bishal Thapa is a former drummer and one of the band's founding members.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 22,560
  • Albums Launched : 1
  • YouTube Subscribers : 74,300

8. The Axe

The Axe
Image Source: Facebook

In the Nepalian musical world, the Axe is a well-known name. 13 years is a long time in the world of music. This is, of course, a narrative about attitude, a story about three people who joined a band without any solemn commitment, never dreaming that they would come out with amazing songs, music that is truly honest and passionate, and, of course, make history. The Axe is a pure rocking band that is well-known for their spectacular performances at their shows. The band began as a garage band in 1992 and were officially established in 1993, when they released their first album, "Dhunwa," which did not do well at the time. After Ramesh Gyawali left for studies abroad in 1995, Sarad came up with the idea of reorganizing the band and making it a three-man band.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 23,512
  • Albums Launched : 2
  • YouTube Subscribers : 11,700

7. Edge

Edge
Image Source: Nepali - E - Chords

The Edge Band is a Nepalese pop rock band that was founded in 1998 by Pokhara adolescents. In the year 2000, the first album was released. Except for Jeewan Gurung, the lead singer, the band members left over time. Vibes with Vajra, the band's second album, was released in 2006, gaining acclaim and establishing the band in the Nepali music market. So far, four albums have been released. The band regularly performs in live concerts and festivals in the United States and abroad. They also perform for charitable causes, such as the creation of a zoo in Pokhara.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 28,312
  • Albums Launched : 4
  • YouTube Subscribers : 1,22,000

6. Karma Band

Karma Band
Image Source: Events Neptime

Karma Band has always emphasized folk, traditional, and cultural music. Three of their albums are Naya Sapana, Hukka, and Love Songs. Surendra Man Singh, vocals, and Prashant, percussion, are among the band's six members. Whereas, Basudev plays guitar, Deepak plays bass guitar, Pramod plays guitar, and Anil plays drums.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 31,786
  • Albums Launched : 7
  • YouTube Subscribers : 39,400

5. The Uglyz

The Uglyz
Image Source: Reverbnation

The Uglyz are a Nepali pop rock band that started in 1995 at Little Angels' School in Lalitpur. Sarun Tamrakar (singer) and Sudip Tamrakar (guitarist), both Little Angel's School students, formed the school band "The Uglyz" in 1995. When Rakin Lal Shrestha (drummer) joined them, the band was complete. When they decided to go to college abroad, the band split up. Sarun moved to Australia, Sudip stayed in Nepal to pursue his studies, and Rakin returned to India. They returned to Nepal after finishing their studies, and the band reassembled in 2003. They decided to release their first album with the help of their families and friends. On January 31, 2005, they released their first album "Rush", which touched many Nepalese teenagers and adults. They released their second album In Transit (2011). The first hit song Audai Jadai was a theme translation from Japanese.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 32,285
  • Albums Launched : 2
  • YouTube Subscribers : 61,000

4. Elements

Elements
Image Source: Online Khabar

The Elements is a well-known Nepalese group signed to Albatross Records. Ishan R Onta on vocals and guitars, Dipesh Gurung on drums, and Raunaq Singh Adhikari on guitars make up the band, which was formed in 2016. The element's three members were all music fans who had loved music since they were children. They worked on music, film development, and song recording. Tesaile Hidey ma was the first of the elements to appear. The electrifying band has managed to maintain a devoted following.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 40,713
  • Albums Launched : 1
  • YouTube Subscribers : 26,000

3. Albatross

Albatross
Image Source: Online Khabar

Albatross is a Kathmandu-based Nepali rock band. In 1998, three teenage musicians who were still in school came together and began playing old rusted instruments. The group experimented with Nepali rock sounds as well as western alternative music, eventually developing their own sound. Albatross is currently a four-piece band that has established a presence in Nepal and abroad and continues to encourage young Nepali rock musicians. Fast tempos, characteristic chord progressions, and modern compositions have established the band as one of Nepal's rock music pioneers. Albatross is a legendary Nepalese rock band that has attained worldwide fame and popularity.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 45,036
  • Albums Launched : 3
  • YouTube Subscribers : 1,17,000

2. Nepathya

Nepathya
Image Source: The Himalayan Times

Nepathya is a Nepalese folk rock band founded in the early 1990s by three Pokhara students studying in Kathmandu, Nepal. Deepak Rana, Bhim Poon, and Amrit Gurung established Nepathya. Nepathya is most recognized for fusing folk melodies with current rock with a western flavor. Both commercial and critical acclaim have greeted Nepathya. Nepathya is well-known for current tunes with significant roots to indigenous music, as well as songs sung in rural Nepalese dialects. They began recording songs, and after 25 years, they have become Nepal's greatest band. On August 3, 2013, Nepathya became the first Nepalese band to perform in Wembley Arena in the United Kingdom.

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 50,586
  • Albums Launched : 9
  • YouTube Subscribers : 3,88,000

1. 1974 AD

1974 AD
Image Source: My Republica

1974 AD is a Nepali rock band that started in the early 1990s in Kathmandu, Nepal. They dabble in a variety of musical styles, including Nepali folk, ragas, rock, funk, blues, and jazz. 1974 AD is one of Nepal's most successful recording artists. According to Nepal's Hits FM, the majority of their albums are in the top ten best-selling albums. Their event, 'Rock Yatra,' drew over 60,000 people in 2000, making it the largest concert ever held in Nepal. The majority of the songs and albums released by 1974 AD are in Nepali. Patriotism, Nepali ideals, unity, love, and nationalism are among the topics in the lyrics. The music in 1974 AD has a wide range of styles.A group of teachers from Gyanodaya School in Lalitpur, Nepal, created the organization in the 1990s. Guitarist Phiroj Shyangden, bassist Nirakar Yakthumba Limbu, and drummer Bhanu A were the band's founding members. "Nepali," "Sambodhan," "Pahilo Junima," "Parelima," "Samjhi Baschu," and "Chudaina Timro Mayale," among others, were among Nepalese music's biggest hits. The song "Nepali Ho," from their best-selling album Satabdi, has been dubbed "the most patriotic commercial song ever."

  • Monthly Listeners on Spotify : 50,600
  • Albums Launched : 10
  • YouTube Subscribers : 1,92,000