[LIVE REVIEW] SUNDARA KARMA, CONCORDE 2 BRIGHTON, THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL, 15/05/2015

It’s been a busy few months for Sundara Karma. Following the release of their debut EP they’ve headed on lengthy European support slots with Darlia, Circa Waves and The Wombats as well as getting played on national radio.
Now as festival season begins, the Reading four piece graced the stage at Concorde 2 as part of this year’s Great Escape festival in Brighton.
Cementing their arrival with sparkling set opener ‘Cold Heaven’, the band managed to create an atmosphere of epic proportions within minutes.
After tearing through oldest song ‘Freshbloom’, Sundara Karma retreated slightly, changing the pace with performances of the more mellow sounding ‘The Night’ and ‘Indigo Puff’.
Before long ‘Hustle’ was sounding as fierce as ever, with frontman Oscar Pollock stalking around the stage and scowling “you’re the devil in a push-up bra”.
In addition to showcasing previously released material, the band also highlighted their consistency with new track ‘Flame’. A song which slipped so effortlessly into the setlist with its trademark transcendent lyrics and delicious riffs.
Set closer ‘Loveblood’ drew the biggest cheers from the Brighton crowd and it’s easy to see why – there is so much potential behind these Reading upstarts.
Written by Shannon Cotton

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