Review : KISSAWAY TRAIL - Kissaway Trail
Crud MagazineI have never once lain on my back in a field of corn, avec lover, hand in hand, the tall golden stalks distorting the piercing afternoon sunlight, a warm breeze bringing slow life to everything around me, the world beyond unfolding like a cinefilm movie, just out of reach. But it would be lush, that, wouldn’t it. That’s what the track ‘It’s Close Up, Far Away’ from Denmark’s The Kissaway Trail feels like, or at least what we imagine it feels like given that we’ve not experienced it....full text
GuardianFrom the first shriek of "Hey!", the debut from Danish newcomers The Kissaway Trail demands attention. There are obvious nods to the Beach Boys, the Flaming Lips and the euphoria of Arcade Fire, but the influences are filtered through the band's fresh, fighting spirit. "We will be united!" they chant in the anthemic 61, while La La Song is a zest-filled great escape....full text
Times OnlineThe good thing about these Danish magpies is that while their anthemic pulse clearly doffs its cap to the Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire and Bloc Party, the result has a pop savvy and light touch that creates a memorable hybrid.
Whether by design or accident, Soul Assassins recalls Keane, albeit strapped to Sonic Youth’s ebb-and-flow guitars. It takes glorious melodies to compete with these comparisons, but this debut has them in spades, from the Beach Boys-go-shoegazing La La Song to the piano ballad Bleeding Hearts. ...full text
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