ALBUM REVIEW: Sundara Karma – EPII | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 06.11.15




Reading teenagers Sundara Karma are already making a name for themselves thanks to an appearance at Reading Festival and Radio 1 airplay, but does the rather unimaginatively titled EPII justify the hype?  In a word, yes.

Wild eyes, skinny jeans, disengaged at just 19,” sings frontman Oscar on opening track Vivienne, setting out their stall early with infectious hooks and big anthemic choruses that could take them all the way to the arenas.  Run Away captures that 1980s British sound that Americans We Are Scientists encapsulate so brilliantly, with equally decadent tales of nightlife romance; “Push me aside and tell me I’m wonderful, push me aside and tell me I’m miserable.”

Fresh, exciting and full of life, these kids are alright.

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