and a Quarter is a rock band based in Bangalore, India. It was
founded in 1996. They have earned their reputation of being
focused on original compositions when the rest of the Indian
pop-rock industry was just mustering up cover versions. They
have also pioneered the way to using internet to spread their
music and make it available for wider audiences.
They owe their name to the fact that three members of the
band are hundred percent Malyali and one is one quarter Malyali
– after many corruptions the present name stuck- Thermal
and a Quarter
They have fought in various ways to be categorized in to a
genre. Their work is as diverse as Jazz Funk to Carnatic .
Thermal and a quarter have 4 albums to its name and numerous
of live performances. They have won the WorldSpace Award for
‘Outstanding Contribution to Indian Rock’. Also
they have been voted one of the Best Indian Bands by The Hindustan