Watch now Jul 30, 2017 Pepsi Battle of the Bands Episode 1 featuring Fawad Khan, Meesha Shafi and Guest Judge Farooq Ahmed of Aaroh.
This is an audition based episode and actual show will follow up in the coming episodes where the Rockstar Atif Aslam will also make his appearance felt along with various guest judges.
The Episode 1 of Pepsi Battle of the Bands 2017
Naqsh – A band with an attitude with a strong female lead vocalist, Mehak at the heart of their creativity.
Positive – a band that left our judge Farooq entranced with their music. Meesha called it a “beautiful” and “sublime” experience. Fawad said they had a lot of ‘soul’.
Jasim and the Pindi boys – Jasim started as a solo artist but after the “Pindi Boys” hit back in 2014, they formed their band. The boys proudly represent the flamboyant city of Pindi and its people. The band feels their sound is very unique.
Kashmir – The band name originates from a song “Rani e Kashmir” that they recorded as previously their band name was different. The band members have their own unique set of inspirations.
The band feels their lead guitarist, Wes, is the crowd puller and popular among the female crowd. Kashmir sings EPs song Hamesha and
Farooq is excited to hear them. Fawad was quick to call Wes a “Rockstar” and calls him the “Slash”.
Bari the Band – The vocalist who is a big fan of Farooq gets excited to perform Yaarah by Aaroh. Bari was a 2 member band.
Madlock – The Lahore band who seem to have their own unique style was quick to point out that Madlock, does, in fact, have no meaning, and they just loved how cool it sounded. Mehroz takes his journey back to when he was 17 and had a problem called mutational falsetto which gave him a very tough time during his teen years.
Madlock feels that Pepsi battle of the bands is exciting because they get to play the music live. The band sang an original – Aarzoo.
Shajr – Nimra, being the only girl in the band says that
she loves jamming. Shajr wants to show their musical prowess in Pepsi battle of the bands.
Soul Anesthetics performance made it clear that even if you are a technically sound band, the judges are looking for bands that have their now unique sound.
Aura – Fawad loved their original and Meesha could see the Coldplay influence but called it a good thing because they felt original and unique.
OB Positive – A band with a very positive vibe and did a cover of ‘Aitebaar’. Farooq recalled Amir Zaki’s statement where he told Farooq “less is more” and said that this is the perfect example of his words applied in the real world.