The epic sound – the new wave progression which has turned bedroom-hidden indie kids into more life-loving, tree-hugging, spiritual beings – has been brought to the forefront by the Arcade Fires of this world. And here’s another string to its bow. The self-titled debut from Danish band The Kissaway Trail. But it’s not more of the same…well, it is… but it’s still a refreshing sound. It’s epic in every sense of the word. The four-part harmonies taken from a love of The Beach Boys and Californian sunny psychedelia, the crashing and intense progressive drums, which chops and changes from Focus-esque fills to more modern rock, a bit of the ol’ mandolin, catchy and immense guitar riffs and those ever popular string protrusions.
Søren Corneliussen, Thomas Fagerlund, Daniel Skjoldmose, Rune Pedersen, Hasse Mydtskov