The Kissaway Trail


With a press pack bulging with references to Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, and (cough) The Polyphonic Spree, you fear the worst for this much touted Danish five-piece. And it’s true that ‘61’ — about the length of time it took for an agonising decision to be made, apparently, though it’s not clear if that’s hours, minutes or days — will press all the right buttons for those who can’t get through a day without listening to Win Butler. Savagely beautiful noise with a glacial froideur or histrionic cobblers with added mandolin, depending on which side of the art-rock canyon you’re currently standing on.