Cudowne Lata (aka the Wonder Years) are singer Ania Włodarczyk and Beirut-raised guitarist Amina Dargham, a Warsaw/Cracow duo on stage and in life. The band formed in July 2018. In the autumn of the same year, Cudowne Lata self-released their demo EP with four dreamy, romantic tracks that soon conquered the hearts of audiences around Poland. April 2019 saw the release of their first single, “Zapach i ty”. This slightly nostalgic indiepop number, with a video shot by fellow musician Jakub Żwirełło, was warmly received by listeners and critics alike, gaining considerable airplay – it was even hailed “Polish single of the year” by the influential Porcys music website. In the summer of 2019, Cudowne Lata played their biggest show to date at the Off Festival in Katowice. Their debut album, Kółko i krzyżyk, was produced by Aleksander Makowski in collaboration with Michał Kupicz and released on 26 September 2019 by Trzy szóstki and Thin Man Records. On it, you’ll find nine melodious tracks sung in Polish, catchy guitar solos, synthpop tropes, surprising oriental motifs and the mysterious-sounding omnichord. Cudowne Lata’s debut is a nostalgic story about the 1980s and 1990s in Poland – at times extending a carefree invitation to dance, at times unsettling or swiftly moving to warm ballads. A solid and moving pop record, filtered by the personal experience and musical fascinations of both artists.