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

Just Posted

New whisky distillery to open in South Surrey

Mainland Whisky to open this weekend with festive cocktails

‘The Sound of Music’ musical keeps Surrey girl busy, but she’s ‘loving every minute of it’

Naomi Tan, 9, plays the youngest character in Arts Club production on Vancouver stage

‘Absolutely devastating’: Laptops, gift cards stolen from Surrey Christmas Bureau

Executive director says it’s a ‘huge blow’ and the charity was ‘already struggling for teen gifts’

Two-vehicle Surrey crash snarls traffic at 152nd, Highway 10

Surrey RCMP Constable Richard Wright said police were on scene when it happened

Surrey RCMP looking for missing 13-year-old Indigenous boy

Police say Stephen Donnelly was last seen around 3 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the 10400-block of 132nd Street

‘A loud sonic boom’: Gabriola Island residents recount fatal plane crash

Area where the plane went down is primarily a residential neighbourhood, RCMP say

Penticton RCMP warn of new ‘porting’ scam that puts internet banking, online accounts at risk

Two-factor verification has been the go-to way to keep online accounts secure

Thunberg ‘a bit surprised’ to be Time ‘Person of the Year’

‘I could never have imagined anything like that happening,’ she said in a phone interview

B.C. patients wait 41% longer than national average to see a walk-in doctor: Medimap

The longest wait time was found in Sidney, B.C., where patients waited an average of 180 minutes

10,000 affordable rentals a year needed to tackle Metro Vancouver housing crisis: report

The report focused on building government-funded housing, rather than relying on the private sector

Toronto Raptors, Don Cherry top the list of Canadians’ Google searches in 2019

‘Champions’ was the theme of the last year, Google said

Tavares scores twice as Maple Leafs earn 4-1 win over Canucks

Vancouver sees two-game win streak snapped

UPDATED: No survivors in Gabriola Island plane crash: RCMP

Coroner confirms multiple fatalities after small plane goes down Tuesday night near Nanaimo

VIDEO: Harbour Air makes history with first electric aircraft test flight

Successful flight marks first of its kind in the world

Most Read