"Hang On" EP out now!


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


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  

" 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