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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

KARNATAKA The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh 13th March 2015

English prog rock outfit Karnataka are nothing if not persistent. From their formation in 1997 they worked hard to build their profile and seemed to be on the edge of moving up to a new level when it all imploded in 2004 in a split fuelled by the classic personal differences scenario.

Founder member Ian Jones was left alone to take the band onward into a new era and after basically starting from scratch again a new line up and revitalised sound is getting them noticed again.

Tonight's show in the comparatively upscale surroundings of Edinburgh's Voodoo Rooms Ballroom is in support of the first album they have recorded with the current line up, 'Secrets Of Angels'. On the day of the show the album wasn't officially released yet and in what could be looked at as either a very brave move or a foolhardy one they played every song from the new album through the two halves of their near two hour set.

Read on...

Secrets of Angels
CD - £9.99

CD - £9.99

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