Our Story

Formed in Bristol and now based in Camden Town, London, BELLA LOKA are indie-electronic duo Tea & David Boothby. With a sound that blends the distinctive and expressive vocals of Tea Boothby with indie-pop electronica and David Boothby’s guitar textures, BELLA LOKA condense heavy, searching lyrical themes into deceptively upbeat alt-pop songs.


Debut album The Light, The Mud & The Dark - recorded at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios with in-house producers Rob Cass & Pearse MacIntyre - is out now on DEFDISCO/Warner. Single We Are Young was picked up Tom Robinson at BBC6 Music and played on his hand-picked BBC Introducing mixtape.


Vocalist and songwriter Tea Boothby is also a film-maker and artist, and is responsible for creating all of BELLA LOKA’s artwork and music videos from conception to post-production.


BELLA LOKA’s dynamic live performances are popular at UK festivals and clubs, and the shows are regularly enhanced with visual projections designed by Tea and performances of her poetry alongside the songs.


2017 looks to be a busy and vibrant year for the duo with the release of the album and accompanied by live shows.