The duo called upon Xulfi (Paradigm's guitarist) and in a matter of a single week they came up with the anthem, "Hum Ko Aazma" which was used as playback at the end of the show. It was during this time when adverts for [[Pepsi]]'s Battle Of The Bands began to air on television asking for entries from all over Pakistan to decide which musicians have won the highest number of Pakistanis. Since both bands didn't have any of their independent compilations on record and time was of the essence as far as the deadline of the competition was concerned, they decided to send off, "Hum Ko Aazma" as a collaborative effort. ===Battle of the Bands=== [[Pepsi]] Pakistan called EP up and told them that they were in for the competition. Now that the time had come to decide the line up that was to represent, "Hum Ko Aazma", it was decided that the two bands should get together - eight people in all, a fact which raised quite a few eyebrows with the people at the Battle of the Bands.
And thus, EP was born. EP flew off to Karachi and took part in the initial round of the Battle Of The Bands in which they went head to head with twenty of the best bands from across Pakistan, including such big names as Mekaal Hassan. It was during this time that they made two new tracks: "Kahan Hai Tu" and a cover of the late, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Eddie Vedder's, "Face Of Love" for the Battle of the Bands campaign. Then a 6-month hiatus in the EP production line came during which the Battle of the Bands programs were being aired on national and satellite television and viewers were being polled on their favourite band. It was during this break that Abid had to leave the band for England to fulfill certain filial obligations.
This paved the way for the entry of a new member - Sajjad Ali Khan. Finally it was announced that the two bands that had made it to the Battle of the Bands Grand Finals were EP and [[Aaroh]]. The band once again took off to Karachi for the Finals where they lost out to Aaroh by a narrow margin, but managed entertain a strong audience of 4,000 at the DHA Golf Club where the Finals were held. It was during the Finals that EP unveiled its new single, "Hamesha" - a haunting rock love ballad that swayed the crowd. They also played a completely revamped cover of the hit single, "Tu Hai Kahan" by Junaid Jamshed, Strings and Haroon.
These two singles were included on EP's debut album - [[Irtiqa]], released in [[October 2003]]. ==Disbanding== On January 9, 2007, EP did an interview with "Images" (Karachi's Dawn newspaper) in which they announced that the band has disbanded due to various members going after different projects [http://www.j4jumpy.net/reviews/sonyarehman_epend.htm]. While earlier reports from EP did hint towards a possibility of releasing an album in late 2004, despite a potentially wealthy career so far the only album to be released by EP is [[Irtiqa]]. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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