This is Kuki and the Bard, a brother and sister duo (Kuki and Isambard in case you are frantically taking notes) who have counted India, Morocco and the Hebrides amongst their homes and currently reside in the south-west of England. This is their debuting release just ahead of prestigious Glastonbury slots. ‘Dalai Lama’ is impossibly cute and flighty, set to a lolloping and breezy sun shaded reggae motif traced with subtle sitar sighs, this upbeat honey radiates joyfully with something of a Knife styled kookiness about its wares.
The 7″ single Dalai Lama / Journey on RAK Singles Club is available now in all good record shops.
Kuki and the Bard have pledged 10% of their proceeds from the single to Tibet Relief Fund, ahead of their Glastonbury shows.