As Kula Shaker bring the 20th Anniversary celebration of their debut album K to Liverpool’s O2 Academy, Getintothis’ Amaan Khan looks ahead to the December show.
When Kula Shaker‘s K was released in the autumn of 1996, it became one of Britain’s fastest selling debut albums. Though with intervals of inactivity in between, the band has evolved on their identity over the years.
The group stood out for pioneering the 60’s psychedelia fused with 90’s Brit-rock sound with some added flavour of Indian philosophies and mysticism. Having just released their fifth studio album, K 2.0 in February, the band’s music seems to go in a full circle much like the philosophies they draw from.
After touring throughout the UK and Europe, including many sold-out shows, the band will arrive in Liverpool to play the O2 Academy on December 14.
Being K‘s 20th anniversary just few months before the date, it can be expected that the show will see the celebration of an album that put a Sanskrit Brit-rock song on UK radios. While it could have seemed out of place in the 90s, the revitalisation of psychedelia should see Kula Shaker and their debut album’s songs fit right in today.
Kula Shaker‘s tour dates for UK are:
December 1: O2 Academy, Oxford
December 2: O2 Academy, Bournemouth
December 3: Rock City, Nottingham
December 5: UEA Waterfront, Norwich
December 6: G Live, Guildford
December 8: O2 Forum, London
December 10: Albert Hall, Manchester
December 12: O2 Academy, Birmingham
December 13: O2 Academy, Bristol
December 14: O2 Academy, Liverpool
December 16: O2 Academy, Newcastle
December 17: O2 Academy, Leeds
December 18: O2 ABC, Glasgow