It's a refreshing performance from the London risers...

London indie-folk prodigies KAWALA have shared a new acoustic version of their song 'Animals'.

The band was formed by teen talents Jim Higson and Daniel McCarthy, and recently shared their debut EP in full.

Out now, the self-titled project is a mini-manifesto of sorts, a succinct collection of indie-folk songsmithery.

'Animals' is about a toxic relationship, but it's easy on the ear, with its refreshing melodies interlocking with that nuanced lyricism.

“We wrote ‘Animals’ as a simple reference to the empowerment of escaping a toxic relationship,” say the band. “We tried to balance floaty harmony-based verses that represent the feeling of naive comfort in a negative situation, with more punchy choruses that create more of a sense of breaking free on your own.”

This new live session finds KAWALA picking the song down to its bare bones, adding something slightly more raw in the process.

Coming as the band prepare to join Bombay Bicycle Club on their European tour, it's a neat offering for fans and newcomers.

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