naQsh Making Their Mark! Canada Based Indo-Pak Band
2015 has begun with a bang for talented Canada based Indo-Pak band naQsh. Their current single Armaan has been simply loved by audiences everywhere. The single’s music video stars talented dancer Priya Pranjivan of Shiamak and was directed by Aziz Dhamani. For naQsh, as young performers, music is a strong passion. In the past they have been creating magic with songs such as Saajna, a soft rock number released in 2013.
The band was formed in 2007 and comprises bass guitarist Irfan, lead guitarist Imran and singer-songwriter/composer Daksh Kubba. Together, each member brings a different flavor to naQsh, owing to their diverse backgrounds and influences. The band’s sound is best described as experimental fusion rock which incorporates the sensibilities of North Indian and Pakistani melodies with Western harmonies. With their meaningful lyrics, the group wants to create music which is not just pleasant to the ears, but also carries strong socially relevant messages.
naQsh has been creating socially relevant and soul-stirring music since 2007. Their eclectic sound comes from the band’s diverse background and experiences. The Vancouver-based band members originate from Pakistan and India. Their inspirations range from artists such as Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, to Pink Floyd, Led Zeplin, and U2. naQsh epitomizes the depth of their roots, communicated in moody rock and West Coast Canadian style. “Through our music we hope to touch hearts, inspire and create spaces for people to come together and be united in humility and love.” – Daksh
The band has already performed with Pakistani music powerhouses such as QB, Saeen Zahoor, Adnan Sami and can often be spotted giving interviews to top media outlets in Canada. Currently, naQsh is busy adding the final touches to their debut album which they aim to release soon.
Speaking about their inspirations and upcoming plans, lead vocalist Daksh Kubba states “Inspiration comes from people. People inspire you: fans, friends, family, relationships. How they feel, and more importantly how they make YOU feel. You could feel amazing or you could feel worthless, but the ones that inspire you the most are the ones who believe in you. They believe in you even when you lose faith in yourself and it’s for THEM that we have our Debut Album Saptak coming out in May. Thank YOU, truly, for believing in me.”