Photo by Anna Maria Lopez

Oscar Pollock, frontman for the British outfit Sundara Karma, stopped to talk with Variance during SXSW.

During the chat, he talked about the thrill of finally hearing feedback from fans about the band's recently released debut album Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect. He also expressed excitement about playing some of the dates on the Advanced Placement tour sponsored by SiriusXM's Alt Nation.

"We've sat with these songs for six months," Pollock said. "Now it's about seeing people's reactions to it."

The new album includes standouts such as "Happy Family" and "She Said," the latter of which is featured in the interview below.

Sundara Karma's upcoming shows:
April 12 New York, NY @ Rough Trade
April 13 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry*
April 14 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House*
April 15 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
April 18 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean*
April 19 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
April 21 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater*
April 24 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's*
April 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*

*part of Advanced Placement tour