Following a run of successful performances at home and abroad, Koala Voice, the first winners of Špil Liga, are returning to the Katedrala hall of Kino Šiška. Their concert at the 7th anniversary of Kino Šiška on 23rd September will be their first major Slovenian performance after a summer tour in Lithuania and a show
Following a run of successful performances at home and abroad, Koala Voice, the first winners of Špil Liga, are returning to the Katedrala hall of Kino Šiška. Their concert at the 7th anniversary of Kino Šiška on 23rd September will be their first major Slovenian performance after a summer tour in Lithuania and a show at Exit Festival. In addition to songs from its debut Kangaroo’s a Neighbour, the young band from Kisovec will also present material from its upcoming album.
Koala Voice and Kino Šiška have been bonding since 2014, when Manca Trampuš, Miha Prašnikar, Tilen Prašnikar and Domen Don Holc were declared the winners of the inaugural season of Špil Liga, the first high school band league. A year later they unveiled their debut album Kangaroo’s a Neighbour at MENT Festival, as well as preparing and performing the Kam Pa Kam play in Kino Šiška’s Katedrala, under the guidance of director Vlado G. Repnik.
In January this year, they left music professionals at the Eurosonic Noordeslag music conference and festival speechless, with DIY Mag hailing them as one of the five biggest discoveries of the festival. They performed at the Tallinn Music Week conference and festival, presented themselves at Reeperbahn festival in Hamburg, played in Bratislava, Warsaw, Katowice and Riga, then met the British audience at the Liverpool Sound City festival in May.
Their fan base in Slovenia’s southern neighbours is also growing. Their visibility in the ex- Yugoslavia area increased after their performance at Reflektor festival in Zagreb. The sound-report.com website described Koala Voice as combining the daring of The Ting Tings, the melodies of CYHSY and the dancing of Violent Femmes, and compared the group to a disco/pop version of Operator Please.
This summer brings a short tour to Lithuania and performances at the Galapagai and Exit festivals, as well as several Slovenian festivals. During the summer months, the band will focus on crafting new songs, which you will be able to hear for the first time in September at Kino Šiška, as their second studio album, Wolkenfabrik, is on the way.