Updated 21 Aug, 2017

Pepsi Battle of the Bands keeps getting more intense with each episode and last night was no less.

For the fourth episode the six bands (Kashmir, Badnaam, Madlock, Jasim & The Pindi Boys, Roots and Darvesh) had to put together an original track, and each brought their A game - they kept in mind the advice of the judges from the previous episode. However, while some performances were standouts, others failed to win the judges over.

Here are our memorable moments from Pepsi BoB's episode 4.

Sara Haider's performance

Sara Haider in her element.
Sara Haider in her element.

Sara Haider knows how to set the mood. She eases the crowd into the fourth round of the show; her soft yet powerful vocals are enough to win the crowd over.

We're liking the addition of these special performances. Keep 'em coming!

Kashmir turns nightmares into melody

When it comes to innovation we have to give it to Kashmir for their original song 'Budha Baba'.

Who would've thought that their childhood nightmare could be turned into euphony? Kashmir took their childhood bogeyman and got creative. They went a little experimental with their music this time around and chose to go with a song that was 'close to their hearts.' Although the song didn't win all the judges over, but they did commend the band for their lyrics.

Jasim & The Pindi Boys' take Korina to new heights

We agree with Atif when he said that that was one 'powerful performance' the band put together. The song didn't sound anything like the original 'Ko Ko Korina' we grew up listening to, Jasim & The Pindi Boys really hit it out of the park with a mix of melodies - all in harmony with each other.

Kudos to them for originality. This version is already on our favourites playlist.

Amping it up with fun wardrobes

The Pindi Boys rocking it out in denim. Dervash goes ethnic.
The Pindi Boys rocking it out in denim. Dervash goes ethnic.

Darvesh kept it ethnic and colourful to match with their Sufi infused song. The Pindi Boys, on the other hand, jazzed it up with denim and the lead singer wore a Prince vest. We approve!

People's reaction to Madlock's elimination

Madlock's elimination = Upset fans.

The band tried to show a different side to their style with the song 'Kab Hoga', however, the lyrics and performance felt weak to the judges and Madlock (along with Darvesh) was eliminated in the fourth episode.

However, this decision of the judges has made quite a few fans upset who were counting on Madlock to make it to the finals.

But the band is not disheartened, they've left Pepsi BoB in good spirits with more motivation than when they started.


kanwal Aug 21, 2017 03:15pm
Sad. Pepsi BoB has been nothing short of comedic amusement since the beginning. Madlock was the only band worthy enough to win in this competition of singers with their flat voices and musicians with their off-tune guitars.
Jem Aug 21, 2017 06:20pm
Very off colour episode.
Ali Aug 21, 2017 07:35pm
Fair judgments made withe regards to Madlock. Aside from guitar solos and drum beats, they sounded flat.
Danish Aug 21, 2017 07:55pm
Sara came , Sara Saw , Sara conquered!. All the eliminations were perfect. Darvesh need to drop the saeen act. Like Shahi said , you write this music through your experience and it should have depth. And again Madlock singing Urdu songs like they were Nirvana was never going to get them anywhere. Urdu songs should be sung with an urdu accent.
waleed fakhar Aug 21, 2017 11:32pm
Fawad Khan is the judge that is enough to place the show in low category as he must be a professional artist but not a mature singer.Thumbs down
brup Aug 21, 2017 11:58pm
ROOTS and BADNAAM were the best in the 4th episode.
Desi_Baba Aug 22, 2017 12:48am
I loved Budha Baba!Full marks for innovation. Who wasn't scared of the budha baba?
Ainy Aug 22, 2017 01:59am
Roots is chosen coz of that girl.....Dervesh far better than roots.....
Chooran band Aug 22, 2017 07:28am
This is Battle of the Bands, remember, Aaroh won it last time. Madlock is a good band, different vocals, knows how to Jam but frankly they don't have all the ingredients to win Pepsi battle of the bands. Them reminding of Nirvana doesn't qualify them, period! I think Kashmir is the only band right now that has all the right ingredients to make it to the top, great solo riffs, very good vocals, tight sounding band, as long as they continue to improvise! Pindi boys and Roots have weak vocals.
riz Aug 22, 2017 12:02pm
Madlock vocalist has a good sound but he was flat and was out many times. He should experiment more and increase his range and touch higher scales. Kashmir disappointed in this episode but overall the band is tight (because of Awais - guitarist). Roots were okay and Pindi boys rocked. Darwesh were good but not up to the mark in ep4. I wish the best band wins.
Omer Siddiqui Aug 22, 2017 01:04pm
@waleed fakhar he was the lead in EP so he is an eligible judge
Zia Aug 22, 2017 02:02pm
Badnaam is most consistent uptill now. Alif Allah, Kala Jora and now Khawaja ki Dewani they are loud have stage presence
Billu Aug 24, 2017 05:42am
@kanwal come on - the results are performance based and on the day - Madlock and Darvesh did not perform compared to others. To lift other people up.. you should not bring other people down.. !