Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012, Lola King and The Kickstarts
24 Jun 2012
BBC Introducing Stage
Lola King and The Kickstarts - Hackney Weekend Highlights
Don't stop moving
Formerly Kyoshi, Lola King and the Kickstarts are songwriting duo Lola King and her brother Dan alongside a technically accomplished rhythm section creating a sound that gets you off your feet in an instant.
With such an exciting innovative frontwoman, the band have a swagger that reminds you of No Doubt while Lola calls upon both Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill as her great lyrical inspirations. The results are an unmistakeably London sound with Lola’s mix of cheeky rhymes and vocal punctuations and driving basslines and jazz-pop melodies provided by the Kickstarts. On their Soundcloud page you’ll find a track called Bounce Together which we reckon sums them up just perfectly.
Lola King and The Kickstarts
Set List on BBC Introducing Stage on 24 Jun 2012 at Hackney Marshes
She Don't Care
I Need Money
I Left My Heart In England
The Great Divide
Somebody To Love
Your Own Beat