Indie rock’s renaissance shows no sign of relenting as Sundara Karma unveil their latest punchy release, their first since signing to the ever-impressive Chess Club Records (Swim Deep, MØ, Beach Baby).
Following-on from their EP I which emerged earlier this year, “Flame” sees the Reading quartet - Dom Cordell, Oscar Lulu, Ally Baty and Haydn Evans - pick up where they left off: crunching, muted guitar drives the action forward as Lulu’s vocal tears through with the help of twitching lead punctuation.
”Hold my flame and set alight / Hold my fire screaming inside” rings the chorus, bringing to mind the likes of Prides and Cut Ribbons and the fired-up track burns towards its fist-clenching, festival ready (the band play Reading and Leeds this year) conclusion.
With a record set to appear through RCA next year, expect to see more and more from the increasingly impressive and enviably youthful Sundara Karma. Stream “Flame” below; it’s our Song Of The Day.