The new single from the up and coming darlings of indie rock and roll Sundara Karma have waggled their hips in to our ears with the newest track to be taken from their debut album Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect. The brilliant ‘Flame’ is our track of the day and is sure to fill dance floors with panting adolescents somewhere near you.
The album is out on 6th January 2017 and looks set to be a real winter warmer for anyone looking to have a good time. Without pretense and subtlety the band have been sashaying their way in to our hearts for a few months now.
‘Flame’ (inspired by Plato’s Allegory of the Cave) confronts consumer capitalism behind the earworm chorus “We’re told that happiness will come from buying more shit or that you’re inadequate, from adverts, that you need to buy the new best thing in order to feel better,” Oscar argues. “It’s really fucked up and there’s definitely some shady shit behind power. For me it’s so obvious what’s wrong with the world at the moment and what the solutions would be – improving education for example, and taxing companies that have committed crimes. I don’t understand why those things aren’t happening. There must be some dodgy shit going on if these obvious things aren’t being addressed.”
This is another affirmation of the band’s power. They’re going to fly higher than most, so crane those heads upwards iof you wanna catch a glimpse.
11/02/17 Birmingham The Rainbow Warehouse (tickets here)
12/02/17 Liverpool O2 Academy (tickets here)
13/02/17 Sheffield Leadmill (tickets here)
15/02/17 Newcastle Northumbria University (tickets here)
16/02/17 Manchester Albert Hall (tickets here)
17/02/17 Glasgow The Garage (tickets here)
18/02/17 Leeds Leeds University (tickets here)
19/02/17 Reading 3 Sixty (tickets here)
20/02/17 Leicester O2 Academy (tickets here)
22/02/17 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (tickets here)
23/02/17 Cardiff Cardiff University (tickets here)
24/02/17 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (tickets here)