Kyla La Grange

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Kyla La Grange
Kyla La Grange.jpg
Kyla La Grange performing live
Background information
Born (1986-07-25) 25 July 1986 (age 28)
Watford, England, United Kingdom
Genres
Occupations
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active 2011-present
Labels
Associated acts Jakwob
Website www.kylalagrange.com

Kyla La Grange (born 25 July 1986) is a singer-songwriter from Watford, England.[1] She has released two albums, 2012's Ashes and 2014's Cut Your Teeth.

Career[edit]

Early life[edit]

She studied at Rickmansworth Secondary School in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. Her father is Zimbabwean and her mother is South African, though both live in England. She achieved a 2.1 in Philosophy, studying at Pembroke College, Cambridge from 2004-07.[2][3] In June 2012 Kyla headlined the Guardian New Band of the Day gig.[4]

Walk Through Walls features as the background music of Edge Hill University's latest promotional video.[5]

Ashes (2011-2012)[edit]

Her debut album Ashes was produced by Brett Shaw at 123 Studios in East London, with two tracks produced by Marky Bates and was released on 30 July 2012. All songs were written by La Grange, except "Love You Better" which is a cover of The Maccabbes song from the album Wall of Arms. "Been Better", "Heavy Stone", "Vampire Smile" and "Walk Through Walls" were released as singles. In addition to these singles, "I Could Be" was released as an iTunes Free Single of the Week in August 2012. Catalyst from the album was featured in the season 1 episode "Tough Love" of the The CW network television series Beauty & the Beast.

Cut Your Teeth (2014)[edit]

La Grange's second studio album, entitled Cut Your Teeth was released on June 2, 2014 and was preceded by an eponymous single and a second single 'The Knife'. The album explores minimalistic Electronica music produced by electronic producer Jakwob.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Ashes
Cut Your Teeth

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
DEN
[6]
SWE
[7]
2011 "Walk Through Walls"  –  – Ashes
"Been Better"  –  –
"Heavy Stone"  –  –
2012 "Vampire Smile"  –  –
2014 "Cut Your Teeth" 12 50 Cut Your Teeth
"The Knife"  –  –

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kyla La Grange". London: The Guardian. 2 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Observations One to Watch: Kyla La Grange, Singer, 25". London: Independent. 23 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Katbamna, Mira (17 August 2011). "My first year at university". London: The Guardian. 
  4. ^ "Kyla La Grange to headline Guardian New Band of the Day gig". London: The Guardian. 7 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Walk Through Walls". Edge Hill University. 
  6. ^ "Kyla La Grange discography". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kyla La Grange discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 

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