Sundara Karma

Sundara Karma

Indie / Indie-Rock / Rock

Sundara Karma

  • From: Reading, England
  • Related Artists: Blossoms, TV On The Radio, Yeasayer

Sundara Karma - it means “beautiful karma” in Sanskrit - are Oscar Pollock (vocals, guitar), Haydn Evans (drums), Dom Cordell (bass) and Ally Baty (guitar). They are all still only 20. Oscar and Haydn have been friends since Junior School, when they were in a “really rubbish” outfit called Ricochet. They met Dom and Ally when they were 13 and began Sundara Karma a year later, playing covers of classics by The Doors and Thin Lizzy - Oscar’s father, a sometime DJ, is Irish and loved the rebel rockers; he also had a vinyl collection which he bequeathed to his son when he moved away.

Their songs are built for big crowds and arena sing-alongs: mainman Oscar Pollock gravitates towards widescreen, panoramic rock songs with a sense of abandon and euphoria, even when he sits down to write an intimate ballad. No wonder Sundara Karma are receiving flattering comparisons to Arcade Fire and Bruce Springsteen and being seen as UK counterparts to Kings of Leon and Killers. Think bold and bright, powerful and yearning.

Dealing in anthemic guitar music with soaring choruses, brooding romanticism and a sense of euphoric uplift, Sundara Karma are the Reading four-piece who have spent 2016 firmly establishing themselves as the hottest new band around. Picking up a feverishly dedicated cult fanbase who have been selling out rammed, sweaty venues up and down the UK, the fervor has been building ahead of their eagerly anticipated debut album Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect was released January 6th 2017 on Chess Club/RCA.


Sundara Karma : Ulfilas' Alphabet
  • Latest Album:
    Ulfilas' Alphabet
  • Release Date:
    March 1, 2018

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