by Cerys Kenneally Contributor | Photos by Press

Tags: Sundara Karma, Two Door Cinema Club 

Watch Sundara Karma ignite minimalism with new video for Flame

The Reading outfit are set to release their debut album on January 6


Sundara Karma Flame Oscar Pollack tour UK Two Door Cinema Club Photo: Press

Sundara Karma have finally revealed the visuals for their single 'Flame', which frontman Oscar Pollock explains is inspired by Plato’s Allegory Of The Cave.

This story presents a prisoner facing a wall of shadows, created by a fire behind him, forcing the prisoner to believe the shadows are real. It’s only when he’s released from the cave that he sees the sunlit world. Oscar Pollock says, “Ever since I heard that story I thought it was crazy, especially how old and relevant it still is.”

Speaking about it inspiring the video, he goes on to say, “Michael (the director) and I fell in love. We wanted to make something to resemble our relationship, something that would be eternal. At times it felt like the whole world was against us."


The video sees frontman Oscar take a minimalistic approach. The monochrome setting sees him alone in a warehouse, building his energy into a dance that sees him walk away, and return to frame completely ignited in flames, setting the final chorus of the band’s track alight.

Sundara Karma’s debut album Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect is out January 6 2017.

February sees the group embark across the UK on tour with Two Door Cinema Club, as well as a headline tour straight after.THey've certainly come a long way in the year that's passed since they came by the Gigwise office for a session.

(With Two Door Cinema Club) Check here for ticket information
24 Jan Academy, Birmingham
25 Jan Corn Exchange, Cambridge
27 + 28 Jan, Apollo, Manchester
30 Jan Academy, Leeds
31 Jan Academy, Newcastle
02 Feb Guild of Students, Liverpool
03 + 04 Feb Barrowlands, Glasgow
06 Feb Guildhall, Southampton
07 Feb, Academy, Bristol
09 + 10 Feb Alexandra Palace, London

(Headline tour) Check here for ticket information.

11 Feb The Rainbow Warehouse, Birmingham
12 Feb O2 Academy, Liverpool
13 Feb Leadmill, Sheffield
15 Feb Northumbria University, Newcastle
16 Feb Albert Hall, Manchester
17 Feb The Garage, Glasgow
18 Feb Leeds University, Leeds
19 Feb 3 Sixty, Reading
20 Feb O2 Academy, Leicester
22 Feb Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
23 Feb Cardiff University, Cardiff
24 Feb Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


Cerys Kenneally


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