Photo: Sundara Karma’s Facebook

Reading indie band Sundara Karma hit up Southampton’s Joiners, bringing with them their new indie surf-pop record EP II, screeching hipsters and a wave of boredom reminiscent of a maths class when you’re 13.

Support band Vitamin provide some The 1975-like indie-pop with great hooks and a Morrissey/Matt Healy-style frontman that makes for a great watch. Sadly it feels their set ends too prematurely.

Sundara Karma come onto to a huge applause and excruciating high pitched screaming, equivalent of a fire alarm going off next to your ear.

Fan favourites ‘Flame’ and ‘Vivienne’ are taken in gratefully by the crowd but throughout there always seems to be something missing. Set closer ‘Loveblood’ gave the show a bit more life but by this time it was felt as if this was a little too late.

If you’re a 16 year old hipster then these are the boys for you. If you like to be entertained at a gig though and be kept interested, a Sundara Karma gig isn’t the right place.

Callum McCormack @McCormackCallum

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