KAWALA release intergalactic video for their new single ‘Runaway’

Having last week released their new single ‘Runaway’, landing them their sixth consecutive UK New Music Friday playlist position, as well as praise from The Independent who called it “bouncy, warm and energetic” and The Line of Best Fitamongst others, KAWALA today unveil the intergalactic video for the new single. Watch the ‘Runaway’ video here –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jj4LxlYMFs

‘Runaway’ released through Mahogany Records, is the second single to be taken from KAWALA’s forthcoming sophomore EP‘Counting The Miles’.

Listen to ‘Runaway’ here – https://soundcloud.com/kawalaofficial/runaway

Speaking about the video KAWALA explain, “Our intention with the video for ‘Runaway’ was to offer something that couldn’t be more different from the song itself. In thinking how we could ever possibly counter such a positive, upbeat journey song, we discovered that there was simply only one option: a Sci-Fi space mission in which we defeat an evil queen, save a monster and recruit it to join our space team before breaking out in to arguably the greatest dance sequence in modern history…Obviously.”

2018 was quite the year for KAWALA. They released their compelling debut ‘D.I.L.Y.D’ EP, which featured singles ‘Small Death’, ‘Do It Like You Do’ and ‘Funky’. Amassed over 9 million streams. Played their third sold out London headline show, as well as appearances at Liverpool Sound City, Dot To Dot Festival and Neighbourhood Festival. They headlined BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders presents Hopscotch Tour alongside Apre and Sun Silva as well as performing at The Great Escape’s First Fiftyshowcase in November. The KAWALA juggernaut continues apace in 2019 having been announced as support for Dodie on her UK and IRL tour in March, as well as appearances at Eurosonic, Live at Leeds, This Is Tomorrow and Neighbourhood Festival and their own headline UK tour in May, which is on sale now. Headline tour tickets will be available here –http://www.kawalaofficial.com

The journey of KAWALA so far has been anything but traditional. Releasing through Mahogany Records (the new venture between Mahogany Sessions and Marathon Artists), the band, led by Jim Higson (vocals) and Daniel McCarthy (guitar), came together whilst studying at Leeds College Of Music. It was only a few months before they agreed to dropout, head back to their beloved North London and start the band.



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

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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