Belfast/Bangor, County Down
The Irish indie electro outfit Kowalski bring together their
echo-laiden guitars and sythesizers to create an upbeat
shimmering dream pop for the modern age.
Vocalist Louis Price, keyboard and guitarist Paddy Conn,
bassist Tom O’Hara and drummer Paddy Baird
have shared the stage with the likes of Snow Patrol, Editors,
Two Door Cinema Club and Ash across Ireland and the UK.
They self released their sophomore E.P ‘Take Care, Take Flight’
on April 1st. Recorded and produced by themselves,
the E.P is available on Kowalski.bandcamp.com and on iTunes worldwide.
Influenced by the likes of Grandaddy, The Beatles, Phoenix and
Death cab for cutie, Kowalski Rely on sonic textures as much as melody.
Breathy vocals, infectious rhythms and languid soundscapes mould a muscular,
sunkissed, thought provoking sound.
‘Take Care, Take Flight', is a particular highlight, delivering beautiful layers of shimmering guitar parts drifting over a prominent and infectious bass line, gradually descending into a ferocious musical explosion pulling everyone out of their seats and on to their feet. Tonight they have reaffirmed for us why they are one of the most exciting bands to come out of Northern Ireland in recent years and are most certainly a force to be reckoned with.
Viv O’Neill – BBC ATL
…a startlingly mature and personal kind of guitar pop… The whimsical and brilliant ‘Get Back’ is the song Kowalski have long threatened – catchy, moving and powerful, with their best chorus yet.
Niall Harden - AU
….the strange setting seems to give a quiet power to their material a la Doves or Elbow as the subtlety and nuances come through. Yes they still have that summery indie-dance-pop vibe like MGMT, but there is a solid core to their expansiveness, particularly new single 'Take Care' and closing number 'Get Back’.
William Johnson – BBC ATL