Kid Wave began in 2013 as the project of Swedish singer/songwriter Lea Emmery. After leaving her hometown of Norrköping, Sweden as a teenager in 2011, Emmery spent her first couple of years in the U.K. releasing a handful of early tracks on her Bandcamp page under the Kid Wave banner, before being offered an album deal with influential London indie Heavenly Recordings – the first label she sent her demos to – who released the debut EP, Gloom, in 2014.
Elements of harmonic power pop, ’90s-inspired indie, and melodic shoegaze peppered the four-song EP, which was followed a year later by the full-length debut, Wonderlust. The year of the release, Kid Wave toured with The Orwells, Bully and Stereophonics were followed by a European tour with The Vaccines.
Relocating to Los Angeles in 2016 with a large batch of new songs written while shuttered away in the UK countryside, Emmery is now working with local musicians and playing shows both around the city and across the country, opening this spring for The Shins. New single ”Everything Changes”, was co-produced and mixed by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, Fidlar, Deap Vally) in Los Angeles at the start of 2017, and showcases Emmery refining and developing her epic songwriting towards new creative highs. The track was mastered by Robin Schmidt, 24-96 Mastering (The 1975, Wolf Alice, Jake Bugg).
Kid Wave tour dates
03.04 – Pomona, CA Fox Theatre #
03.06 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park #
03.07 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park #
03.10 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey #
03.12 – New York, NY – Niagra (DJ Set 8-10 PM)
03.13 – New York, NY – Baby’s Alright
03.15 – New York, NYC – Music Hall of Williamsburg #
04.08 – Los Angeles, CA – Broke LA Festival
04.15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
# w/ The Shins
03.17 – Collide @ BAR 96, Rainey Street – 04:00 PM
03.17 – SXSW Official @ JAVELINA, Rainey Street – 10:00 PM
03.18 – Boomfantasy @ KEBABALICIOUS, E. 7TH Street – 03:30 PM
03.18 – SXSW Official @ THE SHERATON (Backyard), 10th Street – 07:00 PM