With a more contemplative track than much of what has featured previously, the latest number, Call This A Confession displays the influences of URVah Khan in a what is a more introspective composition, due in no small measure to the slower tempo.
From the LP Rock Khan Roll, the third of the nine tracks – Scrap Army encapsulates the elements of hip-hop, Pakistan / Bangladesh / Indian Sub-Continent and rock that threads through the output of URVah Khan.
The inclusive nature of the spiky sounds are always a pleasure to return to as the music bounces its way around the room, grabbing hold of the audience and hurtling them around the dance-floor in infectious joy and you can’t ever stop smiling.
The light-hearted party moment of the tracks belies the superbly composed songs which seamlessly weave in the seemingly disconnected varieties of influence.
The Canada based alt-rock project URVah Khan released the LP Rock Khan Roll on the 9th.
URVah Khan – Rock Khan Roll – artwork
The eager sense of anticipation, as to what formulation will be heard, is what makes for the pleasurable return to the site of URVah Khan after a two year absence.
In Strippa’Sta, which is the second of the nine tracks on the album, URVah Khan combines rock-a-billy with South-Eastern Asian and hip-hop influences to deliver pumping energy that finds the listener tapping footsteps in unison.
The switches of style through Strippa’Sta is a typical example of the out-put of URVah Khan, as are the scowling lyrics flashing scorn on the subject matter of the piece.
Urvah Khan – indie rock – based in Canada and working on spreading their audience base wider, including a September stint in the UK.
The story of the creator of Urvah Khan, the band, is synonymous with the person by the same name, exploring a diversity of influences and crossover points.
Urvah spent time in the Middle East before moving to Canada. The daughter of a Pakistani journalist mother she changed religions and changed direction, whilst holding on to the originations which is played out through the line-up of Urvah Khan, Ruben Huizenga, Ken Griffin and Nomad MKII. There is much to garner interest as the fragmentation of snapshots of discovery are coalesced.
From their recent ten track LP – The Wrath of Urvah Khan – here is Things Fall Apart.