Like Storm Imogen’s surging winds, Sundara Karma‘s brand new single is a force to be reckoned with.
‘A Young Understanding’ – taken from the Reading quartet’s summer-bound debut album – is vivid, high-octane guitar pop at its very best; the kind of adrenaline-fuelled arena singalong that wouldn’t have been out of place in The Killers arsenal circa ‘Hot Fuss’.
With a thrilling vocal performance that veers between Brandon Flowers himself and We Are Scientists main man Keith Murray, frontman Oscar Lulu is undoubtedly the track’s thrilling centrepiece. His captivating yelp is an alluring thing, especially against the same kind of soaring Springsteen-aping backdrop also created by Northern Ireland natives Pleasure Beach.
Spurred by adolescent disillusion and a desire to flee humdrum hometowns, this will already be an early contender for indie disco anthem of 2016 among a certain breed of dishevelled youth and quite rightly so.