Photo: John-Halvdan Halvorsen
KitFai is an Oslo based rock band.
KitFai brings out their guitars and drums, the whole shebang, but lands safely on the melodic side of the rock scene. The big soundscapes, the catchy choruses and melancholic undertones are clearly inspired by modern nordic pop as well as indie- and alternative rock.
Their latest album, “Ways of Letting Go” is produced by Roar Nilsen in Nabolaget Studio in Oslo. The music was composed and recorded while the world was in a state of emergency through 2020 and 2021, and the music reflects some of the insecurity and frustration we all experienced during the pandemic. Martin Halla has contributed with guest vocals on the track Still.
Ways of Letting Go is based on the foundation set by KitFai’s earlier releases, but now the band appears more refined, organic and direct than before.
KitFai was conceived in 2013, and it’s members was inspired by the music they grew up with in the early 2000s. They released their first album, The Things You Left Us, in 2018. Some of the tracks on this album was listed on several Nowegian radio stations, and was featured in the «New Music Friday»-playlist on Spotify. KitFai has previously released an EP and two stand alone singles, one of which was featured on the TV-series Unge Lovende by the Norwegian national broadcaster, NRK.
Members of KitFai has also played in bands like Leprous, Shevils, Over the Trees, Psyence Fiction and Gribbene.
Guitar│Andreas Stapnes Engeseth
Guitar│Markus Linstøl Aase
Bass │ Rein Blomquist
Drums │ Arne Steinar Myrvang