Members of En Karma in the band’s new video for the song “Femme Fatale/Chori Chori,” filmed in Merritt. (Youtube.com)

MUSIC

In muscle cars, Surrey’s En Karma race near Merritt lake in new video

Clip for the song ‘Femme Fatale/Chori Chori’ posted Tuesday, ahead of new album

Surrey-based band En Karma has released a new video ahead of a full-length album, due next spring.

A video for “Femme Fatale/Chori Chori” was posted Tuesday (Dec. 11) to Speed Records’ Youtube channel.

Filmed in Merritt, the fast-paced clip features the musicians racing vintage muscle cars and performing on lakeside roads.

The long-established band, launched in 2007, consists of Nick Chowlia on keys, Pip Dhaliwal on drums, Karmvir Cooner on dhol and Inder Kooner on vocals.

Together they have released two albums, with a third coming out in a few months, with tracks produced by Harj Nagra.

The new video marks the return of “the biggest ‘Bhangra’ boy band,” according to a release from Inject Media.

“Best known for their electrifying performances with the beats of Bhangra, their style and sound has been undeniable on the dance floors across the local and international music scene for over a decade,” a release says.

“The most memorable performances included the Canada 150 celebration in the province’s capital and their electrifying energy at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.”

In February of 2017, En Karma released a video for the song “She Kills,” based on the bhangra-fusion band’s “core mantra of friendship.” Later that year, in June, the quartet played the Downtown Bhangra event at Surrey City Hall.

At the time, Chowlia told the Now-Leader that four of the band’s original six musicians still play together.

“Our music has changed quite a bit since then, because when we started out, we were after just the Indian market, the Punjabi market, that audience, and we weren’t too much into the festivals and what was happening around Canada,” Chowlia recalled.

“But over the years, especially after losing a couple of band members and rethinking what we were going to do, we looked at our music and who we’re performing to, and decided that what we were doing wasn’t really appealing to the masses we were performing for. So we had to change our music to be a bit more festival-friendly, so to speak. With two members moving on, we’re a bit more electronic now, and a little bit less of that rock-y thing.”



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Two dead in COVID-19 outbreak at Delta Hospital

Total of 10 patients and four staff in one unit have tested positive for COVID-19: Fraser Health

Virtual challenge to benefit Delta-based guide dogs charity

Funds raised to help BC Alberta Guide Dogs provide people with free guide dogs, autism and PTSD service dogs

PHOTOS: Police investigate at Surrey townhouse complex

Officers were in the 19000-block of 64 Avenue Thursday evening

Wind warning for White Rock, South Surrey

Gusts up to 90 km/h expected from Richmond to Langley Friday (Sept. 25) morning

PHOTOS: Another Fleetwood BIA grant cleanup ‘great for business and security’

Cleanup creates makes area at 152nd Street and Fraser Highway “neater and more inviting”

B.C.’s top doctor thanks supporters after revealing threats over COVID-19 measures

Dr. Bonnie Henry says COVID-19 has caused some people to lash out in anger and frustration out of fear

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

NDP, Greens divided on pace of child care improvements in B.C. election campaign

NDP Leader John Horgan recommitted to $10-a-day child care and blamed the Greens for not supporting his efforts

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific will work to get donations to food banks while also producing an online music concert

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Abbotsford veteran survives cancer scare, celebrates 95th birthday

Second World War veteran Andy Anderson receives socially distanced birthday party after health scare

Mounties cleared by watchdog in fatal shooting of man with schizophrenia in Maple Ridge

Kyaw Din was killed by the RCMP during a mental health incident in August 2019

Most Read