Introducing #0072 - KAWALA

Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett

Photo Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett

Let us introduce you to KAWALA, who have released an intergalactic music video for their latest track ‘Runaway’, we had a chat with the band about the track and their plans for the future. 

Where are you from? Tell us one fun fact about that place?
Born and raised in Kentish Town, North London. One fact? It’s the goddam greatest area on planet Earth.

 What is your single ‘Runaway’ about?
It’s less immediately about a specific topic, and more a positive journey song about positive forward progression.

Where was it recorded? 
We had the absolute blessing of having the chance to record it at RAK studios in London. It truly gave us the undeserved feeling of being rockstars.

Can you please tell us more about the video? What made you record something that sees battling evil forces on another planet?
Aha that’s a fantastic question. We’ve never really loved doing music videos and this was the first time we worked hard to create something we’d be proud of. To do that, we thought we’d do something that bears no connection to the song itself, and obviously that resulted in a Sci-Fi space battle with monsters, space instruments  and an evil queen.

 If you could go to any planet, which would it be and why?
It’d have to be Uranus purely and simply as I possess the sense of humour of a child.

 What are you plans for the next few months?
Busy writing! Next month we’re off on tour with Dodie, playing some of the wildest venues in the UK like our local, the Roundhouse. And in May we’re amazingly off on our own debut headline tour which feels like a dream!

You can catch the band playing live at the following live dates -


13th - Bristol - 02 Academy w/ Dodie
14th - Birmingham - 02 Academy w/ Dodie
15th - Glasgow - Barrowland w/ Dodie
17th - Dublin - Vicar Street w/ Dodie (Sold Out)
18th - Dublin - Vicar Street w/ Dodie (Sold Out)
20th - Nottingham - Rock City w/ Dodie
21st - Manchester - Manchester Academy w/ Dodie
23rd - Norwich - UEA w/ Dodie
24th - London - Roundhouse w/ Dodie (Sold Out)

Headline + City Festival Shows [bold italics]

1st - Manchester, The Deaf Institute
2nd - Glasgow, The Garage Attic Bar
4th - Live At Leeds Festival
5th - Newcastle, Hit The North Festival
7th - Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
8th - London, The Dome
9th - Brighton, The Great Escape, The Hope & Ruin
15th - Upstairs At Whelans, Dublin
24th - Newcastle, This Is Tomorrow Festival w Foals
25th - Warrington, Neighbourhood Weekender