Staggering? It certainly is! Stagger Indie’s Best New Acts of 2018 (The New Fools) and 2019 (Karalinga) bring their indie sounds to the Portland Arms for the first time.
Karalinga are new to the Cambridge scene and their debut single, ‘The Old Man’ made it on to radio playlists reaching as far as Canada. Surprisingly likened to the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, Karalinga songs are actually a mix of influences from avant-funk, to rock, to indie, to country, to ska, to reggae and a little in-between.
The New Fools are a Cambridge 5-piece. Since forming in 2018 They have produced three albums on their own Everlasting label and a series of singles recorded remotely through lock down. Work started on their fourth album earlier in 2021. Their songs have been described as: “honest, emotional, engaging, well crafted, perfect pop!”