North London duo Jim (vocals) and Daniel (acoustic guitar, vocals) quickly developed a distinctive sound, deriving from their joint love of close vocal harmony and rhythmic finger-style acoustic guitar, the pair started writing songs inspired by the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club and Half Moon Run.

Backed by a full band of Ben (drums), Reeve (bass) and Dan Lee (electric guitar), KAWALA have started making waves in the live scene, finding inspiration from a range of musical styles and selling out shows all across the UK. The sound has developed through the use of afrobeat-esque drums, atmospheric electric hooks and strong rhythmic bass, yet still maintaining the focus on the core two part vocal and acoustic.

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Genre: Pop
Subgenre: Indie Pop
From: London, UK-ENGLAND