Kula Shaker Biography

Kula Shaker are an English psychedelic rock band. Led by frontman Crispian Mills, the band came to prominence during the Post-Britpop era of the late 1990s. The band enjoyed commercial success in the UK between 1996 and 1999, notching up a number of Top 10 hits on the UK Singles Chart, including "Tattva", "Hey Dude", "Govinda", "Hush", and "Sound of Drums". The band's debut album, K, reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart.

The band are known for their interest in traditional Indian music, culture, and mysticism, with a number of their most famous songs, including "Tattva" and "Govinda", featuring lyrics written in Sanskrit. The name Kula Shaker was itself inspired by King Kulasekhara, an Indian emperor from the 8th century. In addition, many of the band's songs feature traditional Indian instruments, such as the sitar, tamboura, and tabla, juxtaposed with guitar-heavy, Western rock instrumentation.

Kula Shaker disbanded in September 1999 but reformed in 2004 for sessions for the School of Braja compilation album. This led to plans for a full comeback, although the reformation was not widely publicised until the beginning of 2006. The band's third album, Strangefolk, was issued in 2007 and their fourth, Pilgrims Progress, was released in 2010.

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Kula Shaker News

Kula Shaker announce US release of new album

It's their first LP since 1999

  • Dec 14, 2007

Kula Shaker head out on UK tour

To follow their first album in eight years

  • Jul 27, 2007

New Kula Shaker album announced

'Strangefolk' to be released in August

  • Jun 20, 2007

Kula Shaker reform

Crispian Mills and co are back

  • Jan 9, 2006

MILLS! MILLS! MILLS!

The former Kula Shaker frontman gets ready to unleash his "real real pretty" music on the general public...

  • May 8, 2001

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Kula Masaa

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Rozowa Kula

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Kula Shaker Reviews

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Strangefolk

  • Aug 14, 2007

Kula Shaker : Kollected: The Best Of

... It's shit. But what did you honestly expect?...

  • Jan 22, 2003

Kula Shaker : Shower your love

underneath it all he can't help but write deeply infectious orthodox rock tunes

  • May 8, 1999

London W1 '108' Club

It wouldn't be so bad if Sir Galishite himself  a man who seems to have gleaned his entire philosophy from Dungeons And Dragons manuals and a video of [B]Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger[/B]  wasn'

  • Feb 18, 1999

Peasants, Pigs And Astronauts

It's 1999  and if you can't enjoy a mad, mystical, end-of-the-world-is-nigh, concept album now, when can you?

  • Feb 5, 1999

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