Madboy/Mink’s Saba Azad talks about the band’s latest release and their upcoming projects
With live guitars, synthesisers and vocals, Mumbai-based duo Imaad Shah and Saba Azad, of the band Madboy/Mink, have created their signature brand of music—a mix of Electro Funk with old school Harlem swing music. And with the 20-somethings recently launching their second EP album, Union Farm, they are now on a six-city tour to promote it.
“Since last year, after we released our first EP, we’ve been working nonstop. So we finally asked our manager to give us a break so that we could get back in the studio and record something new. It’s been two weeks since the album released and the response has been amazing,” says Azad, who is in the city today. The EP has four tracks: Fire in the Street, Powders, Sharaabi and Mousegirl.
The name, Union Farm, is taken from the lyrics of one of their songs, Powders. “The name describes the essence of our sound,” she says, adding that they now want to take their two-year-old band to the next level.
“Imaad (Naseeruddin Shah’s son) and I have a background in theatre, film and music, and I am a trained dancer (from Odissi to contemporary). So we are working towards creating an audio-visual experience that involves visuals, choreography and musical theatre. We want it to work out by the end of this year,” she says. In light of their performance in the city, she signs off saying, “We love the audience. People here love music and it is nice to play in a city that knows and appreciates music.”
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