In February 2015, we identified a band poised for a breakout, after admitting it’s foolish to make such predictions. The band is Sundara Karma. The prediction is copied below.
Well, Sundara Karma continues to release music that justifies our confidence. “Vivienne” is the title track of their second EP, which dropped last week. The song is solid (the video is embedded at the bottom of this post). But the bar was raised by the recent release of “Prisons To Purify,” a collaboration with UK artist Marika Hackman. It’s the combination of the male and female vocals that distinguishes this song from the other attractive releases of Sundara Karma.
“Prisons To Purify” ft. Marika Hackman
Quoting the Indie Obsessive post of February 19, 2015:
In discussions among music lovers, it is common to ask for predictions as to which little-known bands will soon experience popularity explosions. The discussions initially turn to factors that make the predictions difficult. The next step is to identify bands that deserve far more attention than they receive and an equal number of bands with a popularity that is baffling.
Let’s cut to the final part of the discussion - when bands are named as possibilities. Indie Obsessive names the U.K. band Sundara Karma. With each release by the band, the foundation for the prediction solidifies. Most teenagers are just searching for a direction, but the four that form Sundara Karma appear to have selected a musical destination and to possess a roadmap as to how to get there.
The most recent track from Sundara Karma is “Waves,” which supplants “Loveblood” as our favorite from the group. Both surfaced in 2015 and will be among the four tracks on “EPI,” which is scheduled for release on February 23, 2015.
Sundara Karma is based in Reading/Berskshire, U.K. The band name is Hindu based. In Hinduism and Buddism, “karma” relates to moral causation. Sundara is a Sanskrit term that generally means “beautiful” or “noble.” A band with good karma? The members of Sundara Karma are Oscar Lulu (vocals and guitar), Haydn Evans (drums), Ally Baty (guitar) and Dom Cordell (bass).