Lolawolf release their debut EP on the 3rd February 2014, via Innit Recordings. The Brookly-based band, who are fronted by actress and songstress Zoe Kravitz (the surname is no coincidence but there are no ‘middle of the road’ rock solo’s here) have started to cause somewhat of a stir with their gorgeous R&B based synth-pop, and if previously showcased tracks ‘Wanna Have Fun’ and ‘Drive’ are anything to go by then the EP will be the start of something big for this talented band.
Muted as ‘one to watch’ on websites the breadth of the planet new track ‘What Love Is’, which is taken from the new EP, seems to confirm the bands ability to create catchy hooks while maintaining that ‘indie’ identity that they don’t become a run-of-the-mill mainstream pop band.
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Kravitz is backed by Messrs James Levy, Raviv Ullman and Jimmy Giannopoulos who also go by the name Reputante. Signed to the Julian Casablancas‘ label, Cult Records, the band have themselves only recently released their debut EP ‘Oceanside’. This beautiful electronica seems to move seamlessly from the Reputante moniker to the Lolawolf project with the obvious addition of Kratitz’s sassy vocals replacing Levy’s. Song writing duties are shared and it’s this, and the faultless production, that seem to give the band a very moreish quality. Gigs at Mercury Lounge and London’s Shacklewell Arms seem to have re-enforced the fact we’re dealing with a slick group of musicians and not a cobbled together super-group.
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As a precursor to the EP Lolawolf have now released the music video for ‘What Love Is’. The video follows the simplicity of the track (meant respectfully) and features Kravitz, who has fortunately acted in the past so presumably found this all rather simple.
While there appears to be no immediate news concerning an album release the band are rumoured to be playing a number of shows in February 2014.
The full tralisting for the Lolawolf EP is as follows…
1. Drive (Los Angeles)
2. What Love Is
3. Too Lovely
5. Wanna Have Fun