Kawala

Kawala

Kentish Town indie pop duo Kawala’s music pulses with the warm glow of summer, ahead of the release of their second EP Counting the Miles and a UK and Ireland tour in support of Dodie, Daniel McCarthy and Jim Higson share a few of their favourite tracks…

Bekki Bemrose
  • By Bekki Bemrose
  • 1 Mar 2019
  • min read
Kentish Town indie pop duo Kawala’s music pulses with the warm glow of summer. Ahead of the release of their second EP Counting the Miles and a UK and Ireland tour in support of Dodie, Daniel McCarthy and Jim Higson share a few of their favourite tracks, which offers a little insight into their own sun-drenched creations…


Alice Phoebe Lou – Skin Crawl

Fave song at the moment. Incredible voice, well written song and powerful lyrics...can’t go wrong!


Haley Heynderickx – The Bug Collector

A discovery via my dad who saw her live last year. If you haven’t checked out her KEXP and Tiny Desk sessions then what have you been doing? Insane songwriting, refreshing band arrangements packed with harmonies and a trombone, and a brilliant personality to match.


J.S. Ondara – American Dream

This guy’s story is awesome; moving to the States from Kenya in pursuit of playing music in the style of his idols such as Bob Dylan. Doesn’t disappoint at all.


Khruangbin – People Everywhere (Still Alive)

In honesty we could have picked any of their songs. They seem to fantastically combine African, Latin American and even their native Southern American styles, while keeping it almost all instrumental. Their albums are perfect for travelling in the van.


Maribou State – Beginners Luck

The ultimate opening track from one of the best recent albums we’ve heard in a while!


Noname – Part of Me

Another great song from an album that we could’ve picked any track from! A true talent, and no surprise she’s selling out shows all over the UK.


Wiley – Boasty

The godfather of grime delivers a new banger that instantly got my mum moving. Verses from Stefflon Don and Sean Paul don’t disappoint, and Idris Elba rapping in a Jamaican accent is all the comedy you could need to complete the perfect song.


Sun Silva – Blue Light

The first single from this amazing band that we had the pleasure of touring with last year. It’s an absolute gem, and so there was no surprise from anyone when it made it on to the prestigious FIFA soundtrack.


Crumb – locket

A completely new discovery by an artist we don’t know much about. Despite this, what an interesting absolute banger.

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