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Kid Astray first formed in Sandvika back in 2010, with the six members of the band (Benjamin, Elizabeth, Alex, Even, Jakob and Håkon) meeting in high school. Studying music together, the group quickly bonded over similar, electro-tinged indie-pop music. The band started looking for ways of getting their music heard, entering a demo contest held by the Norwegian festival, by:Larm. With no new demos completed, they decided to write a brand new song.
The Mess, not only earned them a place on the festival, but it also won them Band of The Week on NRK P3 Urørt. Keen to strike while the creative iron was hot, the band took two weeks off school to record their debut EP, Easily Led Astray, in Benjamin's basement with him on production duties.
The EP landed them more festival slots in Scandinavia as well as a record deal with Cosmos Music. From there they recorded their second EP, Taking You with Me EP, this time in a proper studio in Liverpool alongside Tord Øverland Knudsen, bass player with The Wombats.
Home Before the Dark (Exclusive Spotify Edition) was released internationally the summer of 2015, and the band joined The Wombats on their autumn Europe tour. Parting ways with Cosmos early spring in 2016, they barricaded themselves in their studio in Sandvika writing, pausing only to go on tour in Japan in the summer.
Signing to Sony Music Norway and local management Toothfairy, their singles Fall To My Knees and Roads were released in the spring and summer of 2017. Now Kid Astray is soon ready to release more tunes in 2018.