Kaleida breathe a smooth, yet seductive mix of electronica and bold pop - which is a deadly combination if you ask us.

The pair recently released the excellent Think EP, which explores various themes including politics, darkness, hope, and doomed love. It's a beautiful release and we look forward to hearing it live on the Tradiio x 405 stage at Field Day this coming Saturday.

Check out our (very brief) Q&A with Kaleida below to get yourself in the mood.

How did you get started?
Christina: I was looking for some production help on some song demos whilst working out in Indonesia - a friend connected me with Cicely and we got together as soon as I was back in London.

Cicely: I think I was the computer geek Christina was looking for and I knew she was the voice I'd been searching for!

Where do you find inspiration?
Cicely: all over but I guess my godfather, the late composer Jonathan Harvey, definitely got me into in electronics introducing me to tape-looping and the possibilities of combining live music with electronics.

Christina: I've found a lot of inspiration from my church choir experience and my Kentucky roots - especially old Appalachian ballads.

We both find inspiration in our connections to Scandinavia/the Baltic through our mothers, and generally all the music we love and have listened to over the years.

What risk would you take if you knew you could not fail?
Buy a studio and kit it out with all the best equipment.

What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
Cicely: finally getting my Mum to let me take piano lessons.

Christina: watching Star Trek Next Generation every day after school whilst doing my math homework. One of them anyway!

When was the last time you tried something new?
Two minutes ago - booking a flight to Klaipeda, Lithuania for a club opening we are playing on Friday.

Whose life do you believe you've had the biggest impact on?
Our parents - for better or for worse.

What are you currently working on?
New material, our live show, and assembling an amazing team.

What's the most challenging thing you've ever created?
Our EP Think. It didn't take us long to write but it took us a long time to navigate the industry and prepare the release whilst maintaining our creative control.

What is something you believe that almost nobody agrees with you on?
Hi-hats are not good.

What's the next big step you feel you need to take in your career?
Finish an album!


You can check Kaleida out on Tradiio here. Tickets for Saturday at Field Day are now completely sold out, tickets for Sunday are available here.