Named after two of the three syllables their first names share, Rebekah Pennington and Rebecca Wilson are Ekkah, a pop duo from the U.K.
They met in school when they were both 15 years old, and spent five years in the Arcadian Kicks
. When that indie rock band split up, Pennington and Wilson opted to continue as Ekkah with a relaxed dancefloor sound inspired by early-'80s pop and R&B. They made their recorded debut in late 2014 with the single "Last Chance to Dance," released on +1 Records
' singles-oriented Honeymoon
offshoot, and subsequently had their material issued on RCA
. "Small Talk," released in 2015, was produced by Tourist, while the following year's "Space Between Us"/"What's Up" was a collaboration with Dâm-Funk
. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi