Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop


band members

Laura Jane Lowther - vox/electronics Jake Steele - Analog synth Katie Campbell - Live Beats


Influences

Pop, Experimental, noise


Website

www.kucka.net

Bio

KUČKA is the avant-electronic project of producer/vocalist Laura Jane Lowther, who records and produces all of the music from found sounds and analog synths from her bedroom studio in Perth.

After being sampled by the New York Rapper A$AP Rocky, being named in the top five under-the-radar Australian bands by The Guardian, and securing a slot on stage at Laneway Festival, 2013 was a huge year for KUČKA. Laura’s vocal abilities have also been recognised internationally as after initially sampling her track "I" for A$AP Rocky’s hit single Long Live A$AP, Rocky asked Laura to sing backing vocals on both Long Live A$AP and also Fashion Killa. Both of these tracks appear on his debut album, which charted at No 1 on the Us Billboard Charts.

In April, Lowther and her live band (consisting of Jake Steele on Synths, Katie Campbell on live electronic beats and Rosie Taylor on percussion) toured to France to perform at the Quartz Electronic Music Awards (held annually in Paris), as well as headlining an event as part of Technopol’s celebration of Electronic Music.

2012 saw the release of KUČKA‘s self-titled EP on Wood & Wire with one of the tracks Polly(serialkillersundays) winning a WAM Song of the Year Award in the experimental category. KUČKA also colloaborated with accomplished filmmaker Julia Ngeow to create an unusually surreal – anime inspired filmclip for the track Rewind. Just released is another collaboration between KUČKA and Ngeow for the brand new track Phantasy, filmed with a $400 budget and with just four days of pre-production, the clip is a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of KUČKA and her collaborators.

Unearthed in 2014

CoLAB

13 Oct 2014

Winner

KUCKA

KUCKA

Congratulations to Kucka

An exciting new talent to burst from Perth’s fertile electronica scene, Kucka has been making increasingly bigger waves both at home and internationally, and we couldn't be happier to have her win the Unearthed spot at CoLAB!

More

Review

Review by Tim Shiel Tim Shiel

29 Sep 2014

Triple J
45

Slick, seductive and charmingly bizarre future pop music.

Slick, seductive and charmingly bizarre future pop music.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby ...

30 May 2014

Triple J
40

Pretty in love with this sultry, oddball R&B from KUCKA. A really polished and realised next step for an artist that's been under the radar for far too long.

Pretty in love with this sultry, oddball R&B from KUCKA. A really polished and realised next step for an artist that's been under the radar for far too long.

Review

Reviewed by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

16 Mar 2012

Triple J
50

when that undulating synth drops, this song becomes truly magical.

when that undulating synth drops, this song becomes truly magical.