BELLA LOKA are indie electronic duo Tea & David Boothby, formed in Bristol and based in Camden Town, London. The Escape EP, produced at Abbey Road Studios by in-house producers Rob Cass & Pearse MacIntyre, is streaming in full via the Soundcloud player and is available to buy now on iTunes.

Check out the official music video for debut single Wake Up (You Could Do Much Better) - produced, directed and edited by Tea Boothby - and receive a free download when you sign up to the mailing list. 
"blissful synth lines, oblique lyrical fruit... the Escape EP is a kinetic, effervescent collection of pop songs for the indie generation" - Bristol Live Magazine
"vibrant... an infectious blend of indie pop and electronic vibes" - THE FLUX
"angelically-light vocals... a colourful fusion of 80s-esque indie pop and refreshingly-sweet electronic melodies" - New Lease Music
"alluring... synth dominated electro pop, layered by the distinct depth of vocal tones from Tea Boothby... quirkier and away from the expected" - A Higher Revelation
"catchy electro-pop tunes... a dark exploration of personal traumas" - Electric Women
"infectious blend of indie-pop tracks sprinkled with electronic vibes... a wide range of influences from Kate Bush and Blondie to Ellie Goulding and Pink Floyd... addictive electro melody... dynamic... powering vocals" - Mistree Magazine
"fresh, innovative... conveys a strong message... captivating" - Pray The Music
"pop with an electronic twist... the back beat is irresistible... haunting" - Here Comes The Flood
"one ambitious project... sounds of pure pop and more exotic vibes... the perfect accompaniment to the end of summer... it blows me away!" - Room72
"indie dark pop... convinces with charming electronic elements and of course singer Tea's voice." - House in the Sand

New Music Video - Go Down (piano version)

Check out a piano version of brand-new song Go Down, with a video produced by Tea. Not only that, but if you join the mailing list you'll automatically receive an exclusive download of the song!

"Flattering visuals designed by singer Tea and indeed a piece that showcases her elegant vocals, stripped down from their joyful synths and catchy pop hooks to a minimalistic piece that screams class." - The FLUX
"...a different arrangement and feel to their more normal electronic dance warmth... it marks out their wider range of style and the root of the compositions" - Emerging Indie Bands

'Escape' Tour Summer 2014

The Summer 2014 Escape Tour visited 22 cities and 11 festivals around the UK. Check our Facebook Page for tour photos. Subscribe to the mailing list to be the first hear about 2015 tours dates.

Feature in Electric Women music blog 

Electric Women, "a project that aims to raise awareness of the women involved in making electronic sounds," looks over the Escape EP, delves into the lyrical inspiration behind Wake Up (You Could Do Much Better), and quizzes Tea about the challenges of being a woman in the music industry. Check it here!

Interview with VENTS Magazine 

Rafa from VENTS Magazine in the Dominican Republic caught up with Tea & David about the inspiration behind the Alive single, the themes of the Escape EP, and working with in-house producers Rob & Pearse at Abbey Road Studios. Check it here!
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Escape EP: CD

Escape EP: CD

5-track EP produced at Abbey Road Studios by in-house producers Rob Cass & Pearse MacIntyre.

Escape EP: Signed CD

Escape EP: Signed CD

5-track 'Escape' EP, produced at Abbey Road Studios by in-house producers Rob Cass & Pearse MacIntyre, signed by Tea & David.

Escape EP: CD + 5 signed art prints
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Escape EP: CD + 5 signed art prints

CD of the 'Escape' EP + set of 5 signed prints of original art by Tea Boothby.

Escape EP: CD + 5 signed art prints + set of 5 handwritten lyrics
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Escape EP: CD + 5 signed art prints + set of 5 handwritten lyrics

CD of the 'Escape' EP + set of 5 signed prints of original art by Tea Boothby + set of handwritten lyrics for each song on the 'Escape' EP, made to order.

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  • Ok delayed by rendering issues!! :) However, the 'Wake Up' video is finished and will be uploaded tomorrow. I'm really excited about this one xteax #musicvideo #london #abbeyroad
    Ok delayed by rendering issues!! :) However, the 'Wake Up' video is finished and will be uploaded tomorrow. I'm really excited about this one xteax #musicvideo #london #abbeyroad
  • Okeeeee...a new music video is imminent...ish haha. tonight poss...tomorrow def xteax #musicvideo #london #wakeup
#abbeyroadstudios
    Okeeeee...a new music video is imminent...ish haha. tonight poss...tomorrow def xteax #musicvideo #london #wakeup #abbeyroadstudios
  • ...Just a little taster - a super-sped up clip of SOME of the visuals I've been working on for the 'Wake Up' video. It really doesn't give much away :) Out this week! This one features Dave too! xteax #musicvideo #music  #london  #electro #pop
    ...Just a little taster - a super-sped up clip of SOME of the visuals I've been working on for the 'Wake Up' video. It really doesn't give much away :) Out this week! This one features Dave too! xteax #musicvideo #music #london #electro #pop
  • Working on the next vid...can you guess which song?
    Working on the next vid...can you guess which song?
  • Enjoying @stereosonics set at #salmonsfest yesterday.  Looked epic from here...sounded epic too :)
    Enjoying @stereosonics set at #salmonsfest yesterday. Looked epic from here...sounded epic too :)
  • The stage is set. Tea minus 30 mins... #salmonsfest #tour #festival
    The stage is set. Tea minus 30 mins... #salmonsfest #tour #festival
  • Usk and you shall receive... a four-poster bed! @TheFeeling are soundchecking and we are checked in xx #salmonsfest #usk #wales #festival #tour
    Usk and you shall receive... a four-poster bed! @TheFeeling are soundchecking and we are checked in xx #salmonsfest #usk #wales #festival #tour
  • Time to go #dalek
    Time to go #dalek
  • Escape tour so far x #tour #festival
    Escape tour so far x #tour #festival
  • Looking forward to our set at Salmonsfest later, supporting The Feeling.  Just made use of the hotel gym in preparation...I think I managed to work off the butter on my toast. Haha xteax #tour #toast @TheFeeling #salmonsfest
    Looking forward to our set at Salmonsfest later, supporting The Feeling. Just made use of the hotel gym in preparation...I think I managed to work off the butter on my toast. Haha xteax #tour #toast @TheFeeling #salmonsfest
  • Tea hones her special powers.
    Tea hones her special powers.
  • Just been beamed down into tonight's accommodation. #tour #cardiff #hotel
    Just been beamed down into tonight's accommodation. #tour #cardiff #hotel
  • Back on the road. Behind this van with scary actual hands coming out of it! #tour
    Back on the road. Behind this van with scary actual hands coming out of it! #tour
  • Played about 14 hours of piano in the last 24...mainly Beatles tunes :) off on the road again today to Cardiff and beyond xteax
    Played about 14 hours of piano in the last 24...mainly Beatles tunes :) off on the road again today to Cardiff and beyond xteax
  • Learning some new tunes on the piano xteax #beatles #piano #something #whilemyguitar
    Learning some new tunes on the piano xteax #beatles #piano #something #whilemyguitar
  • Home! For a little while at least #camden #tour #festival
    Home! For a little while at least #camden #tour #festival
  • Rogue the owl #jackdawfestival #owl #tour
    Rogue the owl #jackdawfestival #owl #tour
  • Meeting the fans backstage #owl #jackdawfestival #tour
    Meeting the fans backstage #owl #jackdawfestival #tour
  • Tea & Merlin the Eagle Owl. #jackdawfestival #owl #tour
    Tea & Merlin the Eagle Owl. #jackdawfestival #owl #tour
  • Hello Exeter!  We look forward to playing your beautiful ass in about an hour xteax #exeter #tour
    Hello Exeter! We look forward to playing your beautiful ass in about an hour xteax #exeter #tour
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