„Laikka’s latest album Bleach (2023), is another example of the potential of their musically inventiveness. Visionary sonics and dazzling vocals combine in the masterful work, with deft production and powerful narratives flowing throughout the 13-pronged album.” (Wonderland Magazine, UK)
As a cross-genre post-pop duo, Laikka love to break with the conventions of contemporary electronic pop music. Their music is a wild, experimental and energetic sonic journey that effortlessly combines catchiness with a touch of pop melancholy. They like to cross traditional boundaries and in a way reflect Laikka’s personal development and creative freedom. The duo’s explosive live performances are particularly impressive and have already taken them to the British Isles, including the Focus Wales Festival.
After a handful of successful singles, which were listed on numerous European radio stations, Laikka presented their album debut „Morning Glow“ in 2021, an acclaimed electronic pop jewel, followed by a techno concept EP called „Red“, on which they indulged their penchant for contemporary club culture. For the first time, they experimented with playfully merging different musical styles and breaking out of conventional rules and expectations.
The energetic second studio album „Bleach“ was released in summer 2023, on which Laikka once again emphasised why they are currently one of the most exciting and innovative bands and most explosive live acts in the country, in addition to a club tour and as support for ÄTNA, and are thus increasingly pushing their way into the international spotlight.
However, Laikka’s artistic work is not only about musical development, but also about setting strong thematic accents and topics. One of their main concerns is to counter the prevailing gender stereotypes with powerful art.
The band sees itself as proof of the transformative power of music and the limitless potential that lies in embracing one’s own true artistic identity. On stage, this can often become a collective, almost religious experience with an enthusiastic audience, making every Laikka show a special experience.
Two new singles „Echo“ and „Lava“ are the first preludes to the third album, which will be released in September 2024 and be presented live on 27 September as part of a big album release show at Flex in Vienna.
Laikka supported by SKE
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