If you're an avid watcher of HBO, there's a chance you may already be familiar with the soulful stylings of Kan Wakan. Their song 'Like I Need You' has been used for the station's Spring Preview 2014, and is being used in the trailers for their spring campaign. They bring together elements of Americana, soul, post-rock, orchestral pop, and even hints of jazz to craft a style that would make the likes of Amy Winehouse and her contemporaries proud.

For those curious, their name was inspired by the word for interstellar/outer space, 'kalawakan', in vocalist Kristianne's native language of Tagalog. The band have expanded their live set past the original trio, including four more musicians for what's bound to be a gorgeous experience. If you want to see it for yourself, you'll be able to catch them on their first UK headlining tour kicking off on 2nd May in London. 'Like I Need You' is from their debut record Moving On, due out 3 June.

  • Tour Dates:
  • Friday 2nd May - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
  • Saturday 3rd May - East Village Arts Club, Liverpool Sound City
  • Sunday 4th May - House Concert Sessions, York
  • Tuesday 6th May - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
  • Thursday 8th May - Old Queen’s Head, London
  • Saturday 10th May - St. Mary’s Church, Brighton The Great Escape