Introducing: KAWALA

Check out the indie-folk 5-piece fronted by North London duo Jim Higson and Daniel McCarthy...

The Sound

Acoustic driven melodies play over Afro-beat rhythms inspired by the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club & Half Moon Run. Check out their latest single Moonlight which is out now thanks to the good guys at Mahogany…

The Story

Jim Higson (vocals) and Daniel McCarthy (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College Of Music and quickly developed their sound based around  their close harmony vocals and rapid finger picking guitar style . Early interest from the likes of Mahogany encouraged the pair to return to London where they recruited Ben Batten (Drums), Reeve Coulson (Bass) & Dan Lee (Guitar). With only a handful of songs online the band have gathered a tonne of taste-maker support from the likes of Wonderland, DORK Magazine and many more. Most notably the band were chosen to headline BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders’ Hopscotch UK Tour in November alongside Apre and Sun Silva before a triumphant show at The Great Escape’s First Fifty festival.

Essential Tracks

KAWALA – Do It Like You Do

KAWALA – Funky

Where can I see KAWALA play live?

KAWALA hit the road with TicketWeb favourite Dodie in March 2019 before shows at Live at Leeds & The Great Escape in May. Check out all the dates below and get tickets on ticketmaster

MAR 13 – O2 Academy, Bristol
MAR 14 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
MAR 17 – Vicar Street, Dublin
MAR 18 – Vicar Street, Dublin
MAR 20 – Rock City! – Nottingham
MAR 21 – Academy, Manchester 
MAR 24 – Roundhouse, London

May 04 – Live At Leeds 2019
May 09-11 – The Great Escape 2019, Brighton
May 24 – This Is Tomorrow – Exhibition Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne
May 25-26 – Neighbourhood Weekender 2019

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