City: Manchester
Country: UK
Genre: Indie
Styles: Indie Pop, Bedroom Pop, Lofi, Pop Rock
on since January 14, 2022


British boys recording guitar-pop noise in bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms across Greater Manchester. Vala return with the Swimming Kit EP and first single She’ll Play Heck.

After receiving support from BBC Introducing in Manchester and Amazing Radio for their previous two singles (Say You Want It (That Way) and Only One) Vala doubled down in their makeshift home studio and got to work on the Swimming Kit EP. Entirely self produced and inspired by The Strokes, Tame Impala and the prospect of staying indoors for the foreseeable future, it was then mastered by friend, housemate and longterm collaborator Mathieu Garcia (who’s recent work with Ellysse Mason has been featured on BBC Radio 1).

She’ll Play Heck is the first cut from the EP and was written safe in the knowledge that it wouldn’t have to be performed live any time soon.

“What they do is twist the concept of indie-pop into something that is very much of their own... it’s full of joy, and leaves you with a big big smile on your face. And that’s something we all need, especially now.”
- Local Sound Focus, Frank Roper

“Filled with Beatle-esque harmonies, soft drum patterns, jangly guitar riffs and singer Joe’s soulful vocals; it’s fantastic start to finish.”
- Popped Music, Amy Butcher

Source [Spotify]