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.
KURRAN AND THE WOLFNOTES debut single ‘Whatabitch’ stands as the perfect introduction to the way that this band have brought an unmistakable noughties twist to the alt-folk sound, with an playful hint of The Strokes complimenting the otherwise straight up trad-sound. With New Yorker Kurran’s faltering, heartbroken croon and textbook Isle of White Festival circa-1968 guitar jangle it’s half medieval minstrel, half basement bar sleaze.