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A World Of Our Own
04/12/2024
Kharma A World Of Our Own Punk Rock Theory
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Formed in 2015, Chicago hardcore band Kharma pack a pummeling, rhythmic style made to get you moving. The band has announced their fourth release, A World Of Our Own, due out April 12th on Flatspot Records. Working with Jon Markson at The Animal Farm (Regulate, Jivebomb), the band set out to record their most personal and colossal material yet.

Kharma is directly influenced by their city, from the forebears of their scene to the daily circumstances that inform their lyrics and unrelenting aggression. On A World Of Our Own, Kharma is taking the listener through the ebb and flow of life. The band gave the first glimpse into their world on 2016’s self-released LP, Survival, followed up by 2018’s Moment of Violence, leading to their 2020 EP, Most Dangerous Game, out through Flatspot Records. On each release, Kharma has delivered uncompromising, reality-driven hardcore and A World Of Our Own expands on that vision. Lyrical topics range from finding community to experiencing oppression to coping with everyday emotions.

Vocalist Jordan Moten expands: “The overall theme of this record sort of stems from the title track. In every song I dive into a lot of issues whether it be personal or issues with the world at large. The title track is a love letter to Chicago Hardcore but more broadly to hardcore itself. The ‘real world’ is full of so much pain and hate that we can't control but within the hardcore community we can. We can use this outlet to improve ourselves, each other, and eventually the world around us. So that's where ‘A World Of Our Own’ came from. The idea that hardcore is a little world that we can escape to while building ourselves up to live in a world where we can thrive even through the struggles of everyday real life.”

With a no-frills attitude and fervid live performances, Kharma is eager to share these songs in a live setting where they feel most at home. Having toured across the US and Europe, Kharma has been able to share the stage with Knocked Loose, Speed, Zulu, Bulldoze, and Terror to name a few. With a new record on the horizon, expect Kharma to make 2024 their year, bringing their heavy Chicago style and attitude everywhere they go.

 

A World Of Our Own track list:

  1. By Any Means ft. Sebastian Paba of Regulate
  2. Changes
  3. Living in Vain
  4. Clip Your Wings
  5. Still Seeing Red
  6. Penance
  7. Comfort
  8. A World Of Our Own
  9. Only The Hard Way
  10. Necessary