KUINKA with Lemolo
DOORS 8PM / SHOW 9PM
$15 ADV / $18 DOS
THIS EVENT IS 21+
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Kuinka's genre-defying music features several different lead singers, four-part harmony, and core elements of rock (lead guitar, synth, drums) flavored with eclectic folk instrumentation (cello, banjo, ukulele) and a driving dance beat. But through all of their sonic experimentation, the Seattle quintet's songs and live shows are linked by an infectious energy that remains present in everything they do.
On their first self-mixed and recorded EP "Landlines," Kuinka throws it back to the analog days of VHS and corded telephones. A departure from the “joyous folk pop” (NPR Music) of 2017’s “Stay Up Late” EP, the band explores the angst and anxiety of the world today through a mix of 90s synth and contemporary pop sensibility.
Written in the dead of winter holed up on the San Juan Islands, Kuinka’s four core members, Miranda Zickler, Nathan Hamer, Zach Hamer and Jillian Walker, drew inspiration from the house where they set up camp, a relic of decades past. Each track is an ode to various in-between states of mind, a familiar feeling to those who witnessed the rapid change brought on by the digital revolution.
"Kuinka crafts songs that are engaging and original with a proper amount of established canon and innovation. Stories are laced through the lyrics, there are celebrations as well as lamentations—there is synth and cello! It is such a wonderful thing to hear a sound you've adored for so long ameliorated like this, with nothing missing, only new possibilities added to the mix." -Paste Music & Daytrotter
"Seraphic vocals bookended by ukulele, cello, and heavy percussion will leave you feeling giddy and glad to be alive." -The Stranger
Miranda Zickler // vocals, synthesizer, banjo, rhythm guitar + percussion
Jillian Walker // cello, synthesizer + vocals
Zach Hamer // lead guitar, vocals, harmonica
Nathan Hamer // ukulele, vocals + mandolin
Michelle Nuño // drums
The forthcoming Lemolo record, Swansea, will be released on October 11, 2019.
Everything you need: https://linktr.ee/lemolomusic
“Heavenly harmonies” – The Seattle Times
“Impressive dreamy soundscapes…and [majestic] songwriting” – KEXP 90.3 FM
“Sonically and melodically brilliant” – Seattle Music Insider
Lemolo is the Seattle dream pop project of songwriter Meagan Grandall. While the band has garnered comparisons to Cat Power, Feist, Beach House, and Warpaint, Lemolo’s growing buzz comes from a fresh and distinct tone that is truly their own. Led by Grandall on vocals, keys, and electric guitar, and accompanied by a talented host of Seattle musicians, the band is known for their energy, edge, and ethereal beauty.
Since forming in 2009, Lemolo has released two full-length albums independently and has “steadily been receiving wide acclaim” according to King 5 News. The band was voted “Best Seattle Band” by City Arts Magazine, was named one of the “Top Bands Rocking Seattle Music” by Seattle Magazine, was named one of Google Play’s“Best Unsigned Artists of the Year”, and their self-released albums were both included in the “Top Listener Voted Albums” of the year list by KEXP 90.3 FM.
Lemolo has played continual sold out shows in Seattle, toured nationally with The Head and the Heart, From Indian Lakes, and Chris Staples, has opened for Julien Baker, Warpaint, Iron and Wine, Christine and the Queens, Sharon Van Etten, and Allen Stone, and has performed at SXSW, Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, Music Fest NW, Treefort Festival, City Arts Festival, Music Tastes Good Festival, and the Dave Matthews Band Caravan Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre. Lemolo has also toured internationally throughout Canada and Europe.