Reviewed by: Lauren Rosier
Sundara Karma is the latest mind blowing music discovery out of the U.K. Think indie rock anthems meant to fill arenas and stadiums. The four piece, consisting of Oscar Pollock (vocals/guitar), Haydn Evans (drums), Dom Cordell (bass), and Ally Baty (guitar), created a stellar five-song EP, Loveblood, that was inspired by Oscar Wilde’s short story, Lord Arthur’s Savile Crime.
The opener and title track is anthemic indie rock (think Kings of Leon meets The Griswolds) decorated with vibrant choruses, lyricism, and catchy melodies. Upon listening to this track, you definitely get the impression like they are going to be huge. Or actually, better stated, like they already are huge.
If you think the opener is solid, “Olympia,” knocks it out of the park with an ’80s indie-Springsteen vibe that puts them in a completely different league. This is stellar indie rock built for arenas.
“She Said” is an uptempo, vibrant song about a woman going out, having fun with friends, forgetting about “teenage love.” It’s just one of those fun, yet relatable songs because we all know we’ve been there.
Sundara Karma seems like they have all the pieces. Pollock has a singing voice that pulls you in and, paired with the slick musicianship of Evans, Cordell, and Baty, creates a sound that screams indie, yet mainstream. A frontman that has the voice, incredible musicianship, and a catchy sound is a formula for long lasting success.
The British quartet will be stopping by Philadelphia on Friday, November 18th for their first-ever visit to the U.S. on a co-headlining tour.