Cousin Kula

Living together, nestled in the sun-drenched hills on the outskirts of Bristol, Cousin Kula have created their own musical universe of otherworldly pop serenity with vastly distinct, but complementary elements: “the possibilities of jazz, the emphatic energy of club culture, and the sonic tapestries of psychedelia” CLASH remark.
Following the band's lockdown release, which grabbed the attention of beloved tastemaker and DJ Bradley Zero, the band put together their first full length Double Dinners, released on Rhythm Section Intl. in 2021. This received praise from CRACK, The Guardian, Gilles Peterson to name a few, and saw Cousin Kula tour with Mildlife around the UK.
Masters of their craft, but also of restraint, this prodigal band is known to fans for their superior live show. Having performed live in various bands pretty much every month for the past 10 years and since they were in their early teens, not being able to hit the stage during lockdown took its toll on these musicians. Ever resourceful, however, Cousin Kula began a series of their own home-made live sessions, which lead in turn to a Boiler Room Session and further a request from XL signees BADBADNOTGOOD to record a live adaptation of their new single.
Now, Cousin Kula flutter into the collective consciousness with a timeless slice of psychedelic soul on their new material. The latest band to emerge out of the buoyant Bristol music scene, they have stripped back all excess baggage for their most accomplished recordings to date.
"a lovely woozy laid back vibe" Sian Eleri Evans BBCR1
"dreamy, doused-in-syrup psych-soul" The Guardian
"excel at joining the dots between jazz, pop and more psychedelic shades of electronic music" CRACK
"music laden with colour and possibility" CLASH
"Mockasin meets Prince... a band that just needs to be seen live" Stamp The Wax
“A sun-soaked nugget of gold” COLORS
“Fizzing with Twisted Guitar melodies” Line of Best Fit
"a swirling beast” DIY