It’s always something special, when a young band is already surrounded by a certain hype, even before it has released its actual debut. Magical, mysterious and fascinating are just some of the terms that come up when talking about Laikka.
A duo that lays equal emphasis on both visual aesthetics and music, and steps into the international spotlight with an exciting mix of experimental soundscapes, dreamy vocals and electronic beats. Rather loosely and coincidentally, the band’s name is reminiscent of the first living creature to make space travel history – and yet it’s also somewhat programmatic.
Formed in early 2020, Laikka deal with the great topics of our time, both musically and textually. A deep, melancholic look inside, strong emotions, the feeling of loneliness, diffuse fears, or even boredom in the digital age are often juxtaposed with their own big dreams. The overall appearance of the band is often influenced by a digital aesthetic and the breaking out of classic male stereotypes and attributes.
On March 5, Laikka release their new single The Answer, which is about losing oneself in something in the past and an associated loss of control.
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