Kyla La Grange
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Kyla La Grange (left) performing live
25 July 1986 |
Watford, England, United Kingdom
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. In June 2012 Kyla headlined the Guardian New Band of the Day gig.
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)
La Grange's second studio album, entitled Cut Your Teeth was released on 2 June 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. The track 'Cannibals' was used in an episode of the UK TV drama series Glue.
La Grange provided backing vocals for Jinnwoo's single 'You Should be Feeling this Elliott', released 2014
At present, she resides in London whilst working on new material.
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