Halifax, Nova Scotia, CAN

"Intense, heavy, sprawling instrumental music." - Noisography (Halifax, NS)


Weaving together intricate movements, emotive melodies and subtle timbres of haunting aggression, Kuato crafts each song of their repertoire into an instrumental opus. Taking their cue from post-rock pioneers such as Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, Pelican and Do Make Say Think, the Halifax-based band meticulously sculpts their music into life-life sonic narratives that pulsate and breathe with every note.

Since their inception in 2010 Kuato have been hard at work releasing and touring three EPs within a year, garnering a Music Nova Scotia award nomination for Alternative Recording Of The Year and earning showcase slots at both Nova Scotia Music Week and the Halifax Pop Explosion in 2011.

The band has also received praise for their first three EPs from critics across the globe including Australia's Sonic Masala who applaused Kuato's "innate ferocity to these tracks," New York's Sea of Tranquility who heralded the band's "heavy riffing and pounding/beating drums," and Spain's La Molecula Immortal who lauded the Halifax quartet's "dark and introspective progressions."


Kuato EP (2010)

Winter EP (2011)

Summer EP (2011)

The Great Upheaval (2014)

Set List

Pet Seminary
Afghanistan Rogers
Nazi Synthesizers