Lakookala, also known as Nicole Ranalli, is a Los Angeles based solo artist.
Blending post-punk inspired bass, infectious vocal melodies, sparse piano and downtempo back-beats— Lakookala carries an elevated alt-punk style that is modern and bright, angry and heavy, youthful, yet soulful.
During a live show, Lakookala leads her band as a drummer/vocalist. As a multi-faceted artist she is also the writer, multi-instrumentalist and music producer of her 5-song EP, "Hang On", which will be released digitally on March 23rd, 2018.
"Hang On" is Lakookala's 3rd EP, and a unique approach at story-telling, with 5 songs that sway from heavy and a little off-kilter, to, at times, polished and airy. The style shifts with each tune following a wave of introspective story-telling through minimalistic textures and emotionally raw vocal sequences.
Songs for the Mean - EP (2010) 10" Vinyl & Digital Release
FFU - Single (2013) 7" Vinyl & Digital Release
Lost EP - EP (2017) Digital Only
SHELLFISH REMIX by Vermicelli Mustang - (2017) Digital Only
Hang On EP - (March 23rd, 2018)
Photographer: (Background & Foreground) Phil Anderson Blythe
Musician: Nicole "Lakookala" Ranalli