RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘HEAVY IN THE MORNING’
UK TOUR THROUGHOUT OCTOBER, MANY SHOWS SOLD OUT INCLUDING SOLD OUT LONDON SHOW
North London five piece, KAWALA release tender new single ‘Heavy in the Morning’. A live fan favourite, the track features on their forthcoming self-titled EP, KAWALA.
The band’s distinctive sound which includes Jim and Dan’s captivating vocal harmonies over warm, chiming guitars and the occasional breezy electronics are winning fans across the UK and beyond. Contrasting brilliantly with the upbeat melodies, lyrically the band reflect on the inner turmoil of daily goings on, confronting the ups and downs of modern life.
“We wrote ‘Heavy in the Morning’ about when you’re dealing with your mental health, the struggle to achieve something as basic as getting out of bed” the band explain. “It’s been a song we’ve loved playing live over this last year with lots of fans requesting it’s release so we’re happy it’s finally out there”
Formed in North London by then teenagers Jim Higson and Daniel McCarthy, the band are a truly exciting proposition within the UK music scene. Drawing inspiration from the likes of John Martyn Bombay Bicycle Club, The Staves, Bon Iver and Half Moon Run, the pair started writing songs together and quickly developed a close musical partnership.
As the songs developed they eventually put together a full band with friends Dan Lee on electric guitar, Reeve Coulson on bass and Ben Batten on drums.
Before their recent signing to Virgin EMI, KAWALA released two EPs via Mahogany, D.I.L.Y.D and Counting The Miles. These have led the band to making appearances on all the top playlists and the EPs have a combined 30 million global stream streams.
They’ve been winning fans at radio as well with BBC Introducing making them an Artist of the Week and support coming from Jack Saunders, Huw Stephens and Annie Mac.
Live the band have sold out shows across the UK and continue to build a loyal following. In May they played a sold out 5-date headline tour of the UK, culminating in a show at London’s Tufnell Park Dome and were also one of the first 50 acts announced at this year’s Great Escape festival in Brighton. Over the summer the five-piece played festival sets at Barn on The Farm, Standon Calling, Leopollooza, Wilderness and made their debut appearance at Reading Festival, where they opened the main stage on the Friday. This month they embark on a 13-date headline tour with many shows already sold out and will play their biggest sold out London show to date at the 900 cap Islington Assembly Hall.
October UK Headline Tour
Tues 8 Oct – The Basement – York *SOLD OUT*
Weds 9 Oct – Record Junkee – Sheffield
Thurs 10 Oct – The Mash House – Edinburgh
Fri 11 Oct – Sound Basement – Liverpool *SOLD OUT*
Sun 13 Oct – Komedia – Brighton *SOLD OUT*
Mon 14 Oct – The Exchange – Bristol *SOLD OUT*
Weds 16 Oct – Joiners – Southampton
Thurs 17 Oct – Islington Assembly Hall – London *SOLD OUT*
Sat 19 Oct – The Academy Green Room – Dublin *SOLD OUT*
Sun 20 Oct – Oh Yeah Music Society – Belfast
Tues 22 – Bodega – Nottingham *SOLD OUT*
Weds 23 – Portland Arms – Cambridge
Thurs 24 – Waterfront – Norwich