At sixteen, Lola Kirke discovered Gram Parsons and the Cosmic American genre he defined. In spite of being a New Yorker by the way of London, Kirke felt a strong connection to his country – rock sound.
Kirke is no stranger to shapeshifting – as an actress with a steadily ascending star, her passion for music has stayed constant, with her guitar following her from dressing room to dressing room.
Her new album Heart Head West
released in 2018 asserts her as part of the artistic tradition she holds so dearly: delivering her own heart, laid bare for someone else to hear as theirs. She releases two new tracks on the 14th February: Lights On
and Baby Where You Are
Born in London, singer-songwriter Kwaku Asante’s love for music was sparked early on by a house filled with gospel and jazz. Playing piano and singing in a choir as a child would later turn into recording demos in his university bedroom. With an audience growing slowly and organically, he uses storytelling techniques to vividly narrate his journey of self-discovery through music that draws inspiration from neo-soul, R&B, and hip hop.