LÂLKA drops rapturous new EP ‘Euphoria’
FEATURING REMIXES FROM CHAII + BOPCORN, LISTEN TO ‘MY PARTY’ NOW
|PRAISE FOR LÂLKA|
triple j Unearthed
The Way Music Looks
4ZZZ Album of the Week
“LÂLKA keeps showing us the future with every release and this twinkling,
warbled and warped effort is another brilliant flash forward”
Declan Byrne (triple j)
“A must-listen for fans of 100 gecs, Dorian Electra,
or any other strain of weird-ass pop music: visceral, but easy to love”
“Has time and time again proven her place in the upper echelon of
Australia’s underground pop scene”
Today Borneo born, Meeanjin / Brisbane based producer-vocalist LÂLKA shares her rapturous second EP Euphoria. LISTEN HERE.
Since her debut, The Way Music Looks, released as a bold introduction into LÂLKA the artist, today she arrives with Euphoria, a neon light laden journey through the effervescent sugar high that club spaces provide. Influenced by induced isolation and separation as typified on the Evangeline featuring ‘Hold Me‘, Euphoria is both minimalist and maximalist in tone and across its emotional underpinnings – much like those that have come to define these recent years. These competing extremes are as transcendent and sublime as they are blisteringly dark on LÂLKA‘s latest release, as riddled with anxiety and grief as it is enthusiastic in its search for elation.
Taking cues from the multi-level and virtually faceted rave world of Danny L Harle, to Porter Robinson‘s unbridled joy in throwing all rules out the window, Euphoria illustrates LÂLKA‘s own iteration of glitch infused poptronica, filtered through the lens of her lived experiences as a woman of colour in the epic ‘Gradient‘, before reaching its own gabber-core crescendo on the vulnerable and exposed latest addition, ‘My Party‘. Joining the new club world of LÂLKA‘s own making are Bopcorn and CHAII who add their own redefined and remixed shadings of ‘Hold Me‘ and ‘Gradient‘ respectively. Elated at the prospect of collaboration, Bopcorn shares “We found out that LÂLKA played some of our music in her mixes, and we connected. Lalka sent us some tracks and we really liked the Gradient track so we decided to do the remix. Our remix is inspired by Hyperpop and a little mix of video games.”
Speaking to her new release, LÂLKA reveals “All the songs have the sensation of chasing euphoria as viscerally as possible. It’s meant to be consumed when one has an insatiable drive for ecstasy despite crying at a club or a party, whether alone or in a crowd. I hope that they will be revellers who will be united in a collective euphoria when they listen to the music. And from there, to have the stubborn resilience to find ways to keep connected and to keep dancing.” Euphoria follows LÂLKA‘s debut EP The Way Music Looks, which drew acclaim from triple j Unearthed (Feature Artist), Bandcamp, NME, Acclaim, leading German art, fashion and music outlet Kaltblut, Pilerats, Life Without Andy and more. This weekend, LÂLKA will debut her brand new Euphoria Live set, complete with new visuals, music and remixes of her own – all details BELOW.
Euphoria EP by LÂLKA is out now, buy/stream it here.
Sun Nov 28 – Big Summer Block Party @ Black Bear Lodge – Meeanjin / Brisbane
Tickets available here.
Producer, vocalist and musician creating glitchy hyperpop + high-octane aesthetics. With her unique vocal style and punk energy, reflected in her online presence and manifesting in her live performances, LÂLKA forms a niche musical sphere that is entirely her own. Her brazen take on pop experimentalism has been called many things: “the future” by Tone Deaf, “attitude-filled organised chaos” by Stoney Road, “too cool for this world” by Fashion Journal and many more. Since first emerging with her debut ‘Dare You To Love Me’, LÂLKA has steadily worked and built her portfolio to include supporting Charli XCX, Ninajirachi and Kota Banks, Alice Ivy, Genesis Owusu, Miss Blanks and more alongside appearances at BIGSOUND, Laneway and FOMO festivals in recent years. Her contortion of glitchy hyperpop through the lens of her own experiences is palatial and ferocious with plenty of tongue-in-cheek energy. Her dynamism comes to life through dance, real-time sample triggering and live instrumentation as a classically trained musician.