The F16s are a pop band masked in a rock and roll outfit hailing from the port city India, Chennai. Their music booms the melancholia and draws inspiration from the mundanity of everyday life in a city. Their Bandcamp page describes them as “an Alternative Indie band with a penchant for the weird” clearly indicating they are nowhere like conventional Indian indie bands.
This lyrically driven band has navigated the length and breadth of the Indian indie music landscape, releasing 3 Eps, a full-length debut album, and performing at prime festivals and venues across the country. Their songs ‘Light Bulbs’ and ‘Nuke’ are bangers even today.
They grabbed the Jack Daniel’s Award 2013 for the Best Emerging Act, Radio City Freedom Awards Best Rock Artist and Best Young Indie Artist (Judge’s Choice) for their achievements. Currently, they are signed to Oxford, Mississippi indie label HOUSE ARREST as of 2019 and recently released their latest offering, a collection of songs known as ‘WKND FRNDS’.