Hailing from Reading, gritty 4-piece outfit Sundara Karma are riding high from the release of their long anticipated new album, “Ulfilas’ Alphabet”. Comprised of twenty-somethings, the group has been together for the better part of a decade, first tasting the spotlight in 2017 when they released their debut LP, “Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect”.
Prior to the release of their album on March 1st, Sundara Karma graces fans with an epic official video for one of the lead tracks, titled, “Higher States”. Directed by frontman Oscar Pollock, the video features the group in an array of gothic settings, perfectly complimenting the urgency that comes along with the single. About the video, Oscar says, “I wanted to edit the video as well as direct it and it was ALL CONSUMING! I’m really not the most skilled editor and because I wanted the video to have an extremely fast pace it took me like 1 hour to do 5 seconds of footage.. I was a wreck by the end of it. I did it all on my laptop and if you saw me during that period I looked like a mad scientist or something… grizzly stuff but I’m super happy with how it turned out!”Beyond the video, the single is an epic tune made up of textured synths, rave breakbeats and anthemic vocals. Serving as one of the stand out jams from their new album, Sundara Karma is preparing to take 2019 by storm and build upon their already impressive catalog and fan base. The new album, produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, New Order, Pet Shop Boys) and Kaines (a.k.a. Alex Robertshaw from Everything Everything), sees Sundara Karma throw off all creative shackles and staking their claim as one of the most exciting bands to emerge in recent years.
Make sure you check the album out in full below and if you get a chance, catch their electric live set at one of their upcoming tour stops.
2019 Tour Dates:
2nd April – Glasgow Barrowlands – **SOLD OUT**
4th April – Nottingham Rock City – **SOLD OUT**
5th April – Nottingham Rock City – **NEW DATE ADDED**
6th April – Manchester Victoria Warehouse
8th April – Bristol Academy
9th April – Sheffield Academy
10th April – Birmingham Institute
12th April – Southampton Guildhall
13th April – London Brixton Academy