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Graffiti Vibe Introduces 'Koalra'


The new single "Hooked" from Chicago band Koalra is a whimsicle feel good romp with a video filmed in an open field filled with thousands of fireflies. After the success of our last sun soaked surf anthem "Dear Daylight" that currently sits with an unheard of 50% save rating on Spotify and has landed on over 300 playlists Koalra return with another track designed to leave listeners melencholy and spark thoughts of an open and peaceful world during these trying times.


"Hooked" was released on all streaming platforms on July 3rd 2020 and will be the first of many singles to be released from the upcoming album title "The Wakes"


Fusing the grotty, fuzz-fuelled guitars and loose rhythms of acts like Dinosaur Jr. to the

energetic and experimental soundscapes of artists such as Sonic Youth and Ween,

Koalra are an emerging noise punk band hailing from Chicago.


The 90’s influenced four-piece released their self-titled album in December of 2019.

The eight track debut is a noise-fest of uplifting, yet thrashing guitar tracks and drearily sincere, grungy vocal melodies. From the soaring, euphoric breakdowns of stand-out alt anthems like “Dark Days” to the savagely, fierce energy of songs like “Black

Nightmare” and “Sprung”, Koalra cover a lot of ground in the genres of punk, indie and noise pop.

Rising out of a garage music project in their hometown, the band is comprised of four friends who are all influenced by similar bands such as Boyracer, The Thermals, The Cure, Dinosaur Jr., No Age and Wavves. In early 2020 Koalra released their followup EP titled “Surprise Lights” with the surfy sun soaked anthem “Dear Daylight” which publication Doubtful Sounds says “hollers and sings with a beautiful melancholic angst.”


Koalra are currently releasing singles from their second full length called “The Wakes.”

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