Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie


Sounds like

Halsey , Son Lux , Flume , Tove Lo


Influences

Halsey , Son Lux , Tove Lo, Flume , Broods , JOY, Esme , FKA Twigs


Website

www.akalanewman.com/

Bio

Wiradjuri/ Gadigal woman Akala Newman fuses her eclectic escapist sound with surreal dark pop, a splash of sexy and a hint of house. Her lyrics and voice of honey are effortlessly vulreble, and honestly real. They can Stab like a knife or melt you like fire. Influenced from her teenage years by the wake of JOY, Tove Lo, Fka Twigs, and Halsey, her music is flooded with melodic nostalgia, contrasted with electric cynicism. Akala released her first debut single in 2019, “Heart For Free”, followed by “Shine on Me” in 2020. She then produced, directed and choreographed her first Music Video in 2020, “Burnt For You”, with an all First- Nations cast, representing the Blak body as beautiful, powerful and resilient. In 2021, Akala released, “Spell on Me” ft. BLACX, as a sneak peak into her EP “Alinta”.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 May 2020

Triple J
30

Nice, Akala. Can hear the tremble coming through this one.

Nice, Akala. Can hear the tremble coming through this one.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

03 Feb 2020

Triple J
35

I can see where you're going with your sound, and I'm keen to hear you finesse the production and try new things out. Keep it up!

I can see where you're going with your sound, and I'm keen to hear you finesse the production and try new things out. Keep it up!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

24 Jan 2020

Triple J
35

definitely some smart pop writing on display here with a good base to work from.

definitely some smart pop writing on display here with a good base to work from.