Karnataka Live Review - Cardiff, The Globe
Venue: The Globe, Cardiff
Karnataka's home-country gig.
Do musicians get that Sunday feeling too? That creeping sense of dread that sets in somewhere between Songs Of Praise and Downton Abbey and seems to say, ‘Hey, the weekend’s over and Monday’s on the way – sober up!’ Well, if Karnataka’s glamorous frontwoman Hayley Griffiths gets it, she certainly doesn’t let it show tonight.
Riding high on the critical acclaim for their excellent symphonic prog opus Secrets Of Angels, the five-piece land in Cardiff for the second night of the album’s namesake tour, with further dates taking place well into 2016. It may be cold outside, there may only be 60 people in – 55 highly attentive middle-aged men, four tolerant wives and Prog – but all credit to Griffiths for lighting up a sparse room and a decidedly undramatic stage. (Not so much as a band banner, for shame.)