Comeback act: Euphoria to be back in Mumbai

  • Soumya Vajpayee, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Nov 21, 2014 13:36 IST

In the late ’90s and early 2000s, songs like ‘Dhoom pichak dhoom’ and ‘Kabhi aana tu meri gali’ were common on everyone’s playlists. The band responsible for these hits,


, formed by vocalist Dr Palash Sen, was recognised as an Indian rock band that went on to become one of the most celebrated acts in the country. The 16-year-old band is now set to perform in the city again.

“We feel blessed and humbled. We have had a dream run in the industry, and have managed to stay in the hearts of music lovers over the years. I still feel we’ve just begun,” says Sen, who was accused of making sexist remarks at an IIT Bombay concert last year.

This act will mark their first performance in the city after the incident. Ask if the incident still bothers him and Sen says, “A lie — fuelled by a handful of people who had to settle some score, and rants of hatred on Facebook and Twitter — cannot affect my love for this city. We and IIT Bombay had the greatest night of our lives, and about 10,000 people sang ‘Ab na jaa’ with us; that’s all that matters. This is our first public concert in Mumbai post that incident and I’m looking forward to it.”

Apart from performing some of their popular numbers at the gig, the members of Euphoria will also share interesting stories and anecdotes with the audience. “We plan to perform an innovative set with rare songs. We will also present some special numbers from our archive,” says Sen. About the band’s future plans, he adds, “We are recording for a new album, which we plan to release in the first half of next year. Apart from that, we have also composed music for an upcoming Bollywood film.”

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