Sundara Karma today reveal ‘Little Smart Houses’ the latest offering from their forthcoming album Ulfilas’ Alphabet, released on Chess Club / RCA on 1st March. Combining a stuttering New Wave groove with the wry, observant lyrical flourishes we’ve come to expect from frontman Oscar Pollack, ‘Little Smart Houses’ (out now, Chess Club / RCA) epitomises the bold metamorphosis that’s at the heart of Sundara Karma’s second album. As with each previously unveiled song -‘One Last Night On This Earth’, ‘The Changeover’, ‘Illusions’ and ‘Higher States’- Little Smart Houses’ showcases a different side to ‘Ulfilas Alphabet’, one that’s steeped in classic influences, whilst remaining future-forward and thoroughly modern.
The gloriously fun, DIY video for ‘Little Smart Houses’ is made up entirely of video content created and submitted by fans, dancing in front of their own Little Smart Houses. After sending out a call on Twitter for their followers to get involved, a huge response saw over 800 submissions in less than 48 hours.
Check out the video for ‘Little Smart Houses’ – BELOW:
The band take to the road this April on a nationwide tour, including a night at London’s Brixton Academy (13th April). Both the Nottingham Rock City and Glasgow Barrowlands shows sold out earlier this week, with a second Nottingham date added at Rock City on 5th April.
Despite being only in their early 20’s, the Reading four piece have been together for close to 10 years. A steady rise came to a head with the their 2017 debut LP ‘Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect’, which saw them headline a sold-out Brixton Academy and draw one of the weekend’s biggest crowds on the Second Stage at Reading Festival, with scores of latecomers forced to listen from outside. Ulfilas’ Alphabet, produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, The Killers, New Order, Pet Shop Boys) and Kaines (a.k.a. Alex Robertshaw from Everything Everything), sees Sundara Karma throw off all creative shackles and stake their claim as one of the most exciting bands to emerge in recent years.
21st February – Banquet (support from Sports Team)
3rd March – Rough Trade Bristol
4th March – Rough Trade Nottingham
6th March – Crash Leeds (The Wardrobe)
7th March – Rough Trade East London
2019 tour dates:
2nd April – Glasgow Barrowlands – **SOLD OUT**
4th April – Nottingham Rock City – **SOLD OUT**
5th April – Nottingham Rock City – **NEW DATE ADDED**
6th April – Manchester Victoria Warehouse
8th April – Bristol Academy
9th April – Sheffield Academy
10th April – Birmingham Institute
12th April – Southampton Guildhall
13th April – London Brixton Academy