All you need to know about Oscar Pollock of Sundara Karma
OSCAR POLLOCK, lead singer of Sundara Karma, checks in about Buddhism, ghosts and tagging. The British band have just released a special repackaged version of their debut album Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect (out now).
How did you settle on the band name?
My mum is Buddhist and I’ve been studying Buddhism since I was 15. That sentiment of beautiful karma means a lot to me personally and to us as a band.
Did you toy with any other monikers?
We had some really awful ones. I probably shouldn’t say… one was The Clunge Buckets, which is just s***, and then we were called The Flux for a bit.
What is on your bucket list?
A friend and I have talked about going to India for a few months to find ourselves [laughs].
Have you ever had a supernatural encounter?
When I was five, I was playing with a puzzle and remember looking up at the doorway of the room and seeing my granddad there. He said to tell my mum that heaven is warm and that our pet who had died was there.
What is the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?
A mate and I once went around our local town graffiti-ing. We watched the Banksy film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, and were inspired.
Author: Tom Stichbury