Heavily inspired by Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Amazons, Karkosa blend heavy guitar riffs, subtle synths and Killers-esque monologues, to produce the perfect adolescent anthems. Karkosa are Michael Warnock - vocals & guitar, Jack Warnock - drums, Tom Rushton - lead guitar, Will Clews - keyboard and Isabelle Smith - bass.
Karkosa have been nominated for “Best Indie Band” by the Birmingham Music Awards consecutively for the past two years and won the HotVox 2018 Isle of Wight online competition, out voting over 5000 other bands. They also received support and airplay from the likes of BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. They were on the receiving end of some high compliments from DJ Steve Kelly who said "Quite a few of my fellow presenters loved your song Sheffield. No exaggeration, but the guitar work on it is up there with Hotel California". In April 2019 Karkosa featured on the influential - Spotlight by the Unsigned Guide.