Europhic and evocative, listening to THE KISSAWAY TRAIL is an intoxicating experience. Their music soars, filled with majestic guitar lines, dramatic melodies and epic arrangements. Listing the likes of Sonic Youth, Grandaddy, Daniel Johnston, Pixies and The Beach Boys as being their main influences, though in their native Denmark, where they have recently taken off massively due to their incendiary live shows, the band have also been compared to the likes of Arcade Fire and The Flaming Lips. While you may be able to detect elements of all these bands, The Kissaway Trail ultimately sound like no one but themselves, with two lead singers bringing even more colour to their already individual music.
Christened after the Sonic Youth track, The Diamond Sea, are a trio comprising Ben Eyes, Matthew Robson and Lee Hooper. Collectively they harbor a varied taste in mucic, with their influences lying with the alt country sounds of Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon to contemporary composers such as Max Richter and the windsept rock of bands such as Wilco. Live, The Diamond Sea deliver a toucher sound, than the intimate tones found on the record. They have created a live show that is both dynamic and invoking and often includive of a free from jam in the spirit of, from whom they take their moniker, Sonic Youth.