KARACHI: A dated pop songwriting method laced with social commentary that fails to press a nerve has change into the top of efficiency artwork in Battle of the Bands season 4. Sure, I’m speaking about E Sharp. The band that managed to make it via the preliminary levels and their strange but neat taking part in earned them a quite coveted place on this league of Johnny-come-latleys.
Till the final episode, I feared filler music and fundamental musicianship by bands comparable to E Sharp goes to rule the roost for the Pepsi backed expertise hunt however now, I’m assured it’s the present’s new format that can blow up of their faces.
To make issues thrilling and boost the drama two bands are actually pitted towards one another to ‘battle’ for his or her place within the subsequent spherical. They take turns, carry out in entrance of one another to steal the thunder similar to you do in a kind of Step Up movies. Bands are additionally directed to share bad-ass one-liners about one another to maintain the spirit of the ‘battle’ intact.
Though the one-liners are often stated in a light-hearted method, they do add a layer of friction and gained’t certainly go down too properly, in case you are the band that’s being guided in direction of the exit.
This gimmickry seems awfully pretend and doesn’t even carry any drama to the drafting board. Kudos to the genius who thought upcoming Pakistani musicians can put up an act just like the contributors of the Nice Indian Selection Problem of Disco Dhamaal and Dumbness. Battle of the Bandsis a present about music however this season has been a sufferer to sub-par expertise, pressured jury antics and above all, unusual format modifications.
I hope Pepsi realises that by bringing the house for competitors down to 2 acts they’re discouraging a way of neighborhood and forcing a notion of us vs them in a music trade that may be counted on fingertips.
Bands comparable to Tamasha, Kashmir, Jasim Haider and the Pindi Boys avidly promote one another’s music even after the present ended as a result of they realise the importance of their collective energy. In flip the viewers additionally seems at them as a gaggle of musicians who erupted on the screens concurrently. The camaraderie of the sooner alumni can by no means cross on if the producers proceed to deal with the stage like an area.
The format change has additionally affected judges and their selections. When Marjaan and Black Hour each gave distinctive performances in episode 4, Faisal Kapadia was compelled to say that for him each have gained the battle however sadly, they must decide one winner.
Within the battle between Seismic Tremors and Uraan each bands might have simply been proven off stage but Uraan stayed due to the format and maybe as a result of it was the type of pop music Bilal Maqsood prefers.
It’s not a battle format, it’s a fight format, which is each unneeded and unfair and makes lots of room for the nepotism that the present has been accused of within the music circles. Ideally one would wish to conclude by saying might the very best man/girl win however I can write it in stone that won’t be the case. Comfortable hoping!