In the musical cosmos, the Indie Rock battalion known as Koala Voice bestowed upon us their latest sonnet, ‘The Bigger The City’, on the 23rd of June via the Nika label.
This song, a harbinger of their fifth studio opus due in spring 2024, promises much and more. The cinematic video, the product of the masterful direction of Igor Perić and the lens artistry of Laura Lavrič Cascio, unfurls like an enchanting visual sonata.
Once they warmed the stage for the renowned American Alt-rock minstrels, The Pixies, this Slovene foursome now blurs the sonic boundaries and straddles continental divides. They struck gold in 2022, winning the esteemed HEMI Music Award and adding the Golden Flute Award in the Album of The Year category for their 2021 creation, Plata.
With an impressive 4 million streams scattered across platforms, the band has won the favour of the UK arbiter of taste, DIY Magazine, as well as an array of Slovene publications, Serbian magazines, a Croatian webzine and even had a moment of cordial exchange with Slovenian national radio broadcaster RTV. They also garnered attention from the globally-recognized news site, Al Jazeera Balkans.
Koala Voice is a symphony orchestrated by lead vocalist/guitarist Manca Trampuš, guitarist Domen Don Holc, drummer Miha Prašnikar, and bass player Tilen Prašnikar. Since their formation in 2010, they have journeyed through the Balkans thrice, ventured North and across the Baltics once, and have left their footprints in Eastern Europe and Spain. They have graced grand stages and festivals such as Exit Festival, with their ever-expanding fan base.
‘The Bigger The City’ invites us in with a sharp bite of guitar distortion. A grand piano lends it a cinematic essence, amplified by climactic drums, making the record feel grand and vast. Like a city, it thrives, resounding with the hum and buzz of life, and evoking a sense of wanderlust in its audience.
Koala Voice Tour Dates:
28 June – Nova Gorica, Slovenia
30 June – Kranj, Slovenia
1 July – Novo mesto, Slovenia
6 July – Ljubljana, Slovenia
8 July – Kočevje, Slovenia
22 July – Ajdovščina, Slovenia
4 August – Kostel, Slovenia
12 August. – Kamnik, Slovenia
19 August – Črna na Koroškem, Slovenia
26 August – Ljutomer, Slovenia