9 Nepalese Evergreen Bands: Why Do They Stand The Test Of Time?

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Amid the ever-changing Nepali music scene, the evergreen Nepali bands are a mystery.

In the Nepali music scene, many bands are formed, but only a few sustain themselves in the long term. There are various reasons such as financial crisis, family pressure and different priorities behind the disbanding of the Bands. But there are some evergreen Nepali bands that have defied it all and stood the test of time.

This week Pmst Nepal has come up with a list of bands that have added value to the Nepali music field and can be said to be ancient yet golden.

1. Nepathy

Folk rock band Nepathy they have never ceased to amaze the audience with their beautiful and inspiring songs. One of the oldest bands in Nepal, they have been entertaining for over three decades and remain unstoppable under the leadership of their frontman Amrit Gurung.

As one of the evergreen Nepali bands, they are still active in performing and producing shows. Recently, they performed to the Nepali fans in Australia before completing the Nepal tour. In 2022, the band released three new songs: Sainli Morilai, Naina Taala, and Bhatbhate. But, the band is popular for their songs like Resham, Bhedako Oon Jasto, Sa Karnali, Yo Jindagani, Aaganai Bhari and many others.

2. 1974 AD

Formed in 1994, this rock band They also contributed a lot to the Nepali music scene, although they had to go through hard times. In 2015 they broke up and this news disappointed thousands of fans of the Nepali rock scene. And after a four-year hiatus, in 2019, the band reunited to establish themselves as one of the evergreen Nepali bands. Since then, the band has been continuously producing music.

His songs Parelima, Sambodhan and Nepali Ho are widely played inside and outside the country. Some of the band’s latest releases are Deurali Bhanjyang, Bela, Jiuna Deu and Mannche Ko Jeewan.

3. The Edge band

Pop rock band The Edge Band is popularly known for their songs based on romantic yet tragic lyrics. Nachaheko Haina, Samjhiney Mutu, Thaha Chaina and Timro Yaad are some of the band’s most popular songs. Formed in 1998, they are still actively touring nationally and internationally as one of the popular evergreen Nepali bands.

4. Albatross

This rock band that started their journey as an underground three man thrash metal band in 1998 has now reached an eminent height in the Nepali music sector. Albatross has so far released four albums Hi:fly (1999), Jo Jas Sanga Sambandhit Chha (2005), atti bhayo (2011) and ma ra malai (2015) with a new album, Raat Ko Raani ready to launch soon.

Composed of Shirish Dali as leader, Sunny Manandhar (Suncha Vox) on guitar, Abhaya Siddhi Bajracharya on bass and Kismat Shrestha on drums. the band they are responsible for cult classics like Farki Farki, Khaseka Tara and Nischal.

5. The Shadows Nepal

Hard rock band shadows nepal they were formed in 1997. As one of the evergreen Nepali bands, they usually sing songs about nature, politics and social justice and more. The Shadows Nepal have, to date, released two albums, Suna Hamro Sano Awaaz and Hidne Manchhe Ladchha, the second of which brought them notable popularity.

The band’s current lineup includes Swapnil Sharma on vocals, Prakash Rasaily on guitar, Sujan Manandhar on guitar, Sahil Risal on drums and Amit Pradhan on bass.

6. Cobweb

Cobweb three decades have passed since the rock band Cobweb they are rocking the Nepali music scene as one of the evergreen Nepali bands. So far, the band has released eight albums, sung 65 songs, performed more than 5,000 concerts, and toured eight countries.

The band’s current lineup includes Divesh Mulmi on vocals and guitar, Nilesh Joshi on bass, Siddhartha Dhakhawa on drums, Sanjay Aryal on vocals, and Sujan Tandukar on guitar. They are popular for songs like Maryo Ni Maryo, Timro Maya, Mercedes Benz, and Mero Lagi.

7. Mount 8848

Folk rock band Mount 8848 were formed in 2005. Since its inception, the band has been able to show its versatility by playing different genres such as Nepali folk, blues, country, jazz, rock and others. One of the evergreen Nepali bands, the band is very popular among rock lovers, and some of their songs are remarkably popular among listeners. So far, the band has released two albums, both of which are a hit among the Nepali rock music fraternity.

At the end of 2019, Mt 8848 got their new vocalist. Jigmee Wangchuk Lepcha replacing Darshan Rai. On February 3 of this year, the band released a new song, Sampati, on YouTube.

8. Abhaya Subba and the Steam Engines

Abhaya Subba and the Steam Engines formed in 2003. Initially, they were an acoustic blues band, but later turned into a rock band. The band has been part of numerous national and international tours. Some popular Abhaya Subba numbers and Steam Injuns are Timro Lagi, Sakdina and Hawa Huree.

9. The Axe Band

The Axe Band, they are one of the few three-man evergreen Nepali gangs. They are popular for their funky sound.

The 30-year-old band has contributed to the Nepali music industry with their evergreen songs like Lukna Deu Malai, Euta Chhithi, Praye Sadai and Simana.

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