Indie-Rock band Koala Voice return with their racing new single, ’Late For The Party’, released on the 13th October 2023.
Having previously opened for the eminent American Alt-rock band Pixies, the Slovene quartet has been breaking sonic and continental borders over the last few years. In 2022, they cemented their international appeal, winning a HEMI Music Award. Not to mention winning a Golden Flute Award in the category of Album of The Year for their 2021 project Plata.
Further, with 4 million streams across platforms, the band has previously earned the support of UK tastemaker DIY Magazine, Slovene publications SIOL.NET, SI21, SIGIC, 24ur.com, Rocker.si, Music Slovenia, Serbian magazines Ravno Do Dna and Before After, Croatian webzine Muzika.hr and was interviewed by Slovenian national radio broadcaster RTV’s radio stations Oradio and received spins on Val 202 as well as Altr Radio. They have also appeared on the news site Al Jazeera Balkans.
Comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Manca Trampuš, guitarist Domen Don Holc, drummer Miha Prašnikar and bass player Tilen Prašnikar, Koala Voice is a Slovene alternative rock band established in 2010. Until now, they have toured the Balkans three times, toured North Europe and the Baltics once and even toured Eastern Europe and Spain. They have played big venues and festivals like Exit Festival, and their audience is constantly growing. In the past year, they have established themselves as an alternative band that headlines the biggest venues in Slovenia with a sound reminiscent of Paramore, Wolf Alice, and Phoebe Bridgers.
‘Late For The Party’ encapsulates the band’s sound while still pushing them forward sonically. It’s fun, funky and unique, featuring fast-paced drumming and searing guitars over a rushed, marauding bass guitar progression that slips and slimmers between notes and octaves. The guitars themselves are gritty and distorted, adding an extra bite to the track, as vocals and ad-libs bolt in and out, dousing the listener with subtle snippets of cryptic wisdom and positive affirmation. It’s a song loaded with punk-ish attitude and energy, one that requires you to play it loud, whether that’s in a mosh pit or on your way to work in the car.
The band said: “Late to the party is a piece with positive messages, lively beat and distortion driven guitars, best listened to while driving a car, “if you are late or not”, add Koala Voice.