Swarathma is a Bangalore based Indian Folk/fusion band.
The current line up features
Vasu Dixit (vocals and rhythm guitar),
Pavan Kumar KJ (percussion and backing vocals),
Montry Manuel (drums),
Varun (lead guitar),
Sanjeev Nayak (violin) and
Jishnu Dasgupta (bass guitar and backing vocals).
They released their debut album on Virgin Records on 5 January 2009, supporting it with a nationwide tour. They were featured on the Soundpad compilation of indie-Indian music that released in May 2009, in support of which they toured the UK along with three other Indian bands.
The band was formed in 2002 in Mysore when vocalist and songwriter Vasu Dixit met Abhinanth Kumar on guitars with the objective of creating original music. Joined by Pavan Kumar KJ on percussions and Arjun on the violin, they were the original line-up. Dixit left in 2003 to pursue a Masters in Film and Video Communication from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, leading to the band taking a two-year break, but regrouped in 2006 with Montry Manuel on drums.