Liverpool alternative rock quintet Karuna are quick to release a follow-up for their Sink or Swim. At first Holding Up This Skin comes off as a far more gentle than its dark predecessor, but that doesn't last long. Lead singer Rosa Jane steers the band to rock territory and back to gentler pastures, aided by guest singer Tom Anderson (Venus Demilo).
Rosa Jane: vocals
Lloyd Jones: guitar
Leo Watkins: guitar
Oliver Brown: bass, backing vocals
Ed Cuss: drums
Sink Or Swim is a self-released single. Release date: November 19.
HCTF review of Sink or Swim.