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Voka Gentle

UK

Euphoric and experimental electro-folk-pop

You can tell whether a band has got something going on by the originality and imaginative shown in their song titles. Indeed, with the tunes like 1,000 Opera Singers Working In Starbucks and When Cameron Was in Egypt’s Land Let My Cameron Go in their repertoire, it’s clear that Voka Gentle have plenty going on. Comprising of twin sisters Ellie and Imogen Mason, together with Imogen’s husband Will Stokes, their growing brigade of admirers includes Stuart Maconie, Lauren Laverne and Huw Stephens, the ears of these particular taste-makers clearly seduced by the trio’s experimental electronica that, while showing the odd folk touch, is liberally sprinkled with pop sparkle. Not that ‘experimental’ should read as ‘difficult’. This is boundary-shifting but resolutely accessible music that most definitely boasts all of the attributes listed by The Skinny’s reviewer when running the rule over their debut album, 2019’s Start Clanging Bells: “euphoric, uplifting and downright impressive”.