Lakookala

"Hang On" EP out now!

NEWS

6/22/2018 - "Hang On" now available on limited edition cassette, released via Bandcamp

6/20/2018 - "My Way Home" was featured in part of Madame Gandhi's official "The Future is Female" Spotify playlist

5/21/2018 - UK Blog "Sweeping the Nation" posted about "My Way Home" in "What you may have missed, March 2018"

5/8/2018 - Voyage LA Magazine interview w/ Lakookala for "The Thought-Provokers" Series

4/8/2018 - "Broken Bulbs" was featured and reviewed in UK Blog The Devil Has The Best Tuna "Fresh Sounds"

4/8/2018 - Lakookala's "DRUMS" Art is featured in part of vlog "Brewery Artwalk Special" 

4/4/2018 - "Love & Attention" was featured in part of Madame Gandhi's official "The Future is Female" Spotify playlist

4/3/2018 - UK Blog "Sweeping the Nation" added "My Way Home" to their March Spotify Playlist

4/1/2018 - “Hang On” premiered on KHTI Hot 103.9’s “Local Artist Spotlight”

3/27/2018 - Lisbon, Portugal Indie/Alternative blog "Songs Smiths" added "Love & Attention" to their "Under the Radar" monthly playlist

3/16/2018 - UK Blog "For the Rabbits" shared "My Way Home" on weekly playlist

3/8/2018 - 3/23/18 - "My Way Home" was featured on Soundcloud's "New & Hot Alternative" and peaked at #17

3/3/2018 - UK Blog "The Devil Has The Best Tuna" shared "Love & Attention" on weekend playlist

3/2/2018 - Brasil Blog "Canal Electro Rock News" shared "My Way Home" in March Playlist

2/28/2018 - "Love & Attention" was premiered on Los Angeles KXLU's "She Rocks KXLU" show

2/23/2018 - UK Blog "For the Rabbits" shared "Love & Attention" on weekly playlist
 

PRESS

Lakookala - My Way Home
"Another product of LA, this one all the work of Nicole Ranalli, but really quite different as a quicksand bass line gives way to electro beats, plinking piano and dramatic Harveyish vocals." Sweeping the Nation, UK 5/21/18

"Broken Bulbs", the 3rd single from Lakookala's EP Hang On sounds like a stripped back PJ Harvey tripping out in an LA bedsit". The Devil Has The Best Tuna - 4/8/2018

"There isn't a lot of recorded music to go on yet — but what there is has already gotten Ranalli compared to luminaries like PJ Harvey and Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker..."
Tap Milwaukee - July 17, 2013

"The new single "FFU" is sexy and raw with a deep base line and killer vocals. I can not get enough..."
BBE - June 27, 2013

"FFU", the latest single by Lakookala, is a raw, fiery expression of bluesy dissonance that's rendered by the impassioned vocals of Nicole Ranalli..."
Deli Magazine - June 25, 2013  

"....like if PJ Harvey tried to redo PiL’s Flowers of Romance... She makes some amazing choices in her sparse accompaniment–simple piano bangs here, overblown Mellotron there."
LA Record - July 27, 2012

"Nico’s solo writing unites a range of dark and dramatic styles with exceptional vision..." 
Killed in Cars - Feb. 02, 2012 

"...The songs are infectious, hypnotic...."
Tom Tom Magazine - Nov. 02, 2011