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

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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.”



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