The Kissaway Trail The Kissaway Trail

Pop quiz: who are currently the biggest band in the world? Four out of five music magazines would have you believe that it’s Montreal’s Arcade Fire, so it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that there are bands out there trying their best to sound the same. Enter the Kissaway Trail, a band from Denmark that try to make similarly epic-sounding songs that build up nicely to a majestic conclusion. While they get pretty close on a couple of occasions they don’t quite reach the heady heights of the Arcade Fire, but there is a lot to like about them. First of all, they don’t sound like they are trying too hard to emulate anyone else. There are hints of the Flaming Lips and even the Polyphonic Spree yet they still have a freshness about them. It’s not a perfect album by any means but the Kissaway Trail have demonstrated enough potential to make them a band to keep an eye on.

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