Scala & Kolacny Brothers

Scala & Kolacny Brothers

Radiohead, Nirvana and Metallica

debut UK album
released June 6th

Scala & Kolacny Brothers are a totally unique musical phenomenon. They are  the brainchild of the classically trained Kolacny Brothers; Steven (pianist/composer-arranger) and Stijn (conducting), who have turned a 200-strong Belgian all-girl choir into an international sensation performing stunningly beautiful reinterpretations of Radiohead, U2, Nirvana and Metallica songs (to name but a few) as well as their equally successful original compositions. 

Scala release their debut album, eponymously titled ‘Scala & Kolancy Brothers’ through Wall of Sound on June 6th. The album will feature a mixture of cult song re-imaginations as well as some of their own original compositions.

A reworking of Kings of Leon lead track ‘Use Somebody’ will be Scala’s first keynote UK release, preceding the album two weeks earlier on May 23rd. It showcases the group’s unique ethereal sound through a haunting version of this iconic rock song.  See the video for Scala’s ‘Use Somebody’ here.

Scala have sold over 500,000 records in Europe now and were recently requested and confirmed to perform at Coachella and SXSW this year by the organisers. The latter of which saw them play in one of the most prestigious slots of the conference. They have also announced their debut London show at the stunning Union Chapel on June 7th.

Scala & Kolacny Brothers take classic rock and indie songs and reinvent them as elegiac hymns – to breathtaking effect – with the piano often the sole accompaniment to the voices. On occasion they also use drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers, and also often perform with a full rock band. The new album includes versions of Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana), Champagne Supernova (Oasis), With or Without You (U2), Use Somebody (Kings of Leon), Nothing Else Matters (Metallica), Everlong (Foo Fighters) and more. Creep also features, as do three original compositions – Seashell, Masquerade and Our Last Fight. 

With their spectacular visual performances and uniquely beautiful arrangements of popular rock and indie songs, Scala has become a word of mouth phenomenon in Europe and the US. Their version of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ was picked by David Fincher himself to feature on the trailer of hit film ‘The Social Network’ taking the band to a completely new audience. Like the film itself, the trailer has been a huge global hit – more than 250m people have seen it in the cinema, on TV or online. Thanks in part to the subsequent buzz on social media, traffic to the brothers’ website went through the roof.  Their interpretation of ‘Creep’ is an Internet hit, watched in various forms almost ten million times (see it here).

Album track listing:

01. Nothing Else Matters
02. Solsbury Hill
03. Champagne Supernova
04. Ironic
05. With Or Without You (string version)
06. Everlong
07. I Feel You
08. Use Somebody
09. Our Last Fight (own composition)
10. Seashell  (own composition)
11. Masquerade (own composition)
12. Creep
13. Smells Like Teen Spirit

Live Shows:
June 07th - Union Chapel, London, UK


Release Date 6th Jun 2011


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