Skip to main content

All great things take time, and KUČKA's debut album, Wrestling, is no different.  

First announced nearly two years ago, Wrestling sees years of the Australian artist's work come together in an intimate, 12-track arrangement of spellbinding soundscapes and masterful lyricism. Released April 30th via LuckyMe, the project also follows KUČKA's three-year hiatus from solo work, which concluded in 2019 with the release of Wrestling's lead single, the Flume-assisted "Drowning." 

Built around haunting vocals and quirky, bouncy chords, KUČKA kicks the door down with Wrestling and ushers us into her world. Her lyrics are raw and blissfully simple, telling a tale of love and acceptance as old as time. Still, her unique twist lies in her ear for sonic textures, culminating in complex arrangements of new sounds that invite intrigue and wonder.

Wrestling also takes its lack of genre identity in stride, as KUČKA embraces a myriad of influences including indieelectronica, dream pop and hip-hop to pursue a sound that stands on its own.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles


The Results Are In: Here Are the Winners of the 2022 Electronic Dance Music Awards

Electronic dance music fans from around the world made their voices heard in deciding who is best-in-class across over two dozen categories.

moore kismet

Listen to Moore Kismet's Debut Album, a Vulnerable Window Into an Elusive Journey to Self-Love

The effervescent "UNIVERSE" showcases the incomparable talents of a dyed-in-the-wool EDM flag-bearer.


Opiuo Drops First Single In Over a Year: Listen to the Stunning "Gravitate"

"Gravitate" marks the first track from Opiuo's highly-anticipated forthcoming album.

"Wrestling is a deeply personal album and releasing it feels like I'm passing around my diary for everyone to read — liberating and vulnerable at the same time," KUČKA wrote on social media. "My hope is that as people immerse themselves in the world, they connect not only to the music and lyrics, but also themselves."

In addition to her own production work, KUČKA also enlisted several producers to lend their talents to her songs. Vegyn, known for his work on Frank Ocean's Blonde and Channel Orange, infused hip-hop flavors to "Contemplation" with loops of trap drums and eerie synths. Meanwhile, renowned electronic producer Nosaj Thing leant his talents to the glistening, introspective "Real" while Exmoor Emperor contributed to the euphoric, synthwave-inspired "Sky Brown." 

KUČKA has also released a series of music videos coinciding with four of the tracks off Wrestling, including "Real." "I want to encourage people to lose themselves in their ideas, to really go deep, no matter how weird or unusual they think they are, and see how it affects their physical body and gives way to even more potent thoughts," she commented in the video's caption. 

To celebrate the release of Wrestling, KUČKA will be hosting a live set on TikTok and Twitch for IsolAid Festival, with 100% of donations raised during the stream going directly to its performers. You can catch her live on Sunday, May 2nd at 5PM AEST or 12AM PT (3PM ET). 





Flume Drops Two Mind-Bending Singles From Forthcoming Third Album, "Palaces": Listen

Flume has dropped two noteworthy collaborations: "Palaces" alongside Damon Albarn and "ESCAPE" with Kučka and QUIET BISON.


KUČKA Stuns on Latest Genre-Bending Track, "Ascension"

"Ascension" hits the sweet spot of electronic synths, hip-hop rhythms and silky pop vocals.

A split-screen or side-by-side image of KUČKA (real name Laura Lowther) and Flume (real name Harley Edward Streten).

Flume Lends Production Chops to KUČKA for "Drowning"

"Drowning" is KUČKA's first single in three years.


KUČKA Shares First Solo Song of 2022, "Messed Up"

The track brings together U.K. garage and hyperpop with stunning clarity, building to a cathartic drop with lush downbeats and cosmic vocals.

Gina Jeanz

Gina Jeanz Breaks Down Each Song On Her Spellbinding Debut Album, "Lucid Theory"

Featuring collaborations with Moonga K, Sio, Brad Knight and more, the self-composed album blends lo-fi, amapiano, progressive R&B and alt-soul.


Listen to Flume's Brilliantly Eclectic Third Album "Palaces"

The LP features collaborations with Damon Albarn, QUIET BISON, MAY-A, LAUREL, Caroline Polachek, and more.


5 Songs You Never Would Have Heard Without SOPHIE

The loss of the prolific artist has been felt across the music community, and her influence lives on in the sounds of her collaborators.


TSHA Confirms Release Date of Debut Album, Drops Stunning Lead Single: Listen

"Capricorn Sun" will deliver 12 tracks including TSHA's latest, "Giving Up."