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Album: The Kissaway Trail, Sleep Mountain (Bella Union)

This Danish quintet don't wear their influences on their sleeves so much as tattoo them on to their foreheads. Emotive alt-rock remains their schtick on this second LP, concocted from two parts Arcade Fire to one part Flaming Lips, and with the co-frontmen's wistful, in one case Wayne Coyne-esque vocals pitched against driving, ever-swelling arrangements.

From bell-ringing opener "SDP" to standout weepie "Beat Your Heartbeat", it's full of anthemic grace, but over 12 tracks, the whiff of déjà vu proves suffocating.