Kula Shaker are a British rock band. Its original line-up was Crispian Mills (guitar & lead vocals), Alonza Bevan (bass & backing vocals), Paul Winterhart (drums), and Jay Darlington (Hammond organ & backing vocals). When they regrouped in 2006, Darlington was replaced by Harry Broadbent.
Their sound is roughly based on the sounds of Brit-Pop and psychedelic rock with heavy influences of Indian music throughout. Their first album, K was released in the U.K. in 1996 and became the fastest selling Debut since Definitely Maybe by Oasis selling 850,000 copies in the U.K. and a further 250,000 in the U.S. Their second album released in 1999, Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts, however, did not have the success of the first, selling only a fraction of K, despite a slightly higher marketing budget. Later that year Mills announced the band would be breaking up due to unwanted pressure loaded upon them by their label and the urge to move on.
On 11th July 2006 Kula Shaker announced that they would be reforming, and set about creating an iTunes-exclusive E.P. They started by touring smaller venues in the U.K. Their third album, Strange Folk, was released on 20th August 2007.