Overload is riding high as it is now making its way across the border, into Indian Punjab, to play a concert in Ludhiana at the end of November.
The quintessential Pakistani band will be playing at a large private party, hosted by a Punjabi tycoon who is a devout fan of the band. Since its inception in 2003, Overload has proven to be the foremost dance and high energy act out of South Asia and has constantly reinvented itself from being an instrumental drum act to a singing band with groundbreaking hits in recent years.
The band’s wild Dhol player from Daska village, Nasir Sain, says: “Overload is one band that you can place in any park, wedding party, public space, street side, or corporate office and we guarantee to get people to forget their worries and start moving and dancing along – That is the power that has been gifted to us by our ancestors who also played the Dhol. Rhythm is in our blood!”
Talking about Overload’s interest in India and Bollywood, in particular, frontman Farhad Humayun said:
“We are excited to play in Indian Punjab! Previously we have played in Delhi and some Bollywood events in Mumbai, like the Apsara Awards in 2009. We have an alternative sound that mainstream cinema doesn’t really know how to use in films. We are a live act and are happy to play to an audience which can participate. In future, if someone wants a true Pakistani sound, we’d consider doing a song or two for Indian & Pakistani Cinema & Hollywood.”