Thermal and a quarter (Bangalore) - December 14, 2010 - Tuesday

Thermal 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 Times.