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NEWS: Kula Shaker announce tour to celebrate ‘Natural Magick’ album

With the release of their new album Natural Magick, Kula Shaker have announced a UK Tour for April/May. Kicking off in Cardiff on 22nd April, the tour runs until 5th May in Bournemouth and will see the band playing 10 dates across the country including London’s Electric Ballroom on 26th April and Glasgow’s SWG3 TV Studio on the 30th. See dates here.

Their latest album finds the original four members casting their most powerful spell yet with a mesmeric 13-track incantation of blazing psychedelic sermons, stardust-coated pop pearls and mood-enhancing mantras. There is kinetic energy coursing through the album which is planted firmly in the rolling 24-hour news-feed mind-mash that is today’s society.

Frontman Crispian Mills said, “Purely in terms of songwriting, energy and performance, Natural Magick feels like one of the best, if not the best studio album we’ve ever made, but much of it was written on the road and it’s all very much designed to be played in front of a live audience.”

These days, Kula Shaker’s live shows are less like gigs than bona-fide happenings; communal gatherings of like-minded souls where the bilateral flow of positive energy feels powerful enough to lift the roof.

The band’s seventh studio album finds the reunited original four members of Kula Shaker casting their most powerful spells yet — in no small part due to the return of keyboard wizard Jay Darlington from a decade with Oasis and various Gallaghers, therefore reuniting the band’s classic line-up (Crispian Mills: guitar/vocals; Jay Darlington: Hammond organ/keys; Alonza Bevan: bass; Paul Winter-Hart: drums). 

This chapter in the band’s life is very much driven by live energy and that connection with the audiences which comes with it,” explains Crispian Mills of the band’s approach. “It was very similar to the way we recorded K, back when we only had half an hour to blow people away, and recording much of it in-between shows while touring.”

“Love is the source of all spiritual power.” Crispian muses, “Sure, you can look at the world and say it’s run by sickos, but I’m an optimist. The bands I loved always connected me to something beyond the music — to the world that they inhabit. I like to think of us as a ‘gateway’ band to a happier, more spiritual reality.”

Having completed successful tours of North America, Canada and Europe last autumn, the band are doing a series of intimate in-stores this week. They will head to Japan in mid-February before touring the UK in April and May. See the website for tour dates: Home – Kula Shaker

Natural Magick Album is out now:


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