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New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
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""Bombastic pop...""

The Kin, a locally-based rock group, is led by two Australian-born brothers who write bombastic pop loosely reminiscent of INXS. - New York Times

""Wholly promising.""

Pulsating guitars and gliding strings tie together the simple, serene works of ‘Blue on Blue,’ leaving an elegant melodic tap dance in the brain. A refreshing sound, the song hints at nostalgic folk, while bearing an overall alternative bent. Wholly promising. - Billboard Magazine

""The most promising...""

The most promising independent rock band in New York. - Good Day New York (FOX)

""Stunning harmonies...""

The Kin have a quintessential classic rock feel reminiscent of Genesis. (They) are a welcome addition to the American music club scene. Their stunning harmonies and musical prowess combine to create a sound that is beautiful and totally enjoyable. - Music Connection

""One of our favorite live acts ever...""

We've touted The Kin as one of our favorite live acts ever. They even landed in our ‘Top 15 Albums of 2007’ list. These two Australian brothers know how to rock. - SFist

""Music that can change the world...""

“There is something special about music that can change the world…” - Daily News Tribune (Boston)

""I never wanted it to end...""

The way in which they performed just touched your soul. With Thorry playing the guitar and Isaac playing the keyboard/piano, they both shared vocals, singing most songs together. The sound that they create by doing this is indescribable. I never wanted it to end…They are an incredible duo that moved me by their performance. I not only want to see them perform their acoustic set, I NEED to. - Indie In-Tune

""Dark melodies with catchy hooks...""

The Kin blends the atmospheric musical wave of old school U2 and groove pop sensibilities of Duran Duran with the vocal soul of Jeff Buckley. They juxtapose dark melodies with catchy hooks and solid musicianship, garnering comparisons to everything from the Cure to Coldplay.

""Standouts in the best company...""

The brothers' towering voices and carefully crafted songs make them standouts in the best company. - Sydney Morning Herald


2004: Tracing LP
2005 RED and BLACK EPs
2007: "Rise and Fall" LP (Defend/Ryko)
2008: "Live @ the Pussycat Club" (digital) LP (Ind.)
2009: "THE UPside" (Ind.)
2010: The Rondo Sessions EPs



Smashing together diverse influences to form their own brand of 'Dirt Pop', combining the brothers' soaring harmonies with Shakerleg's junk beats and wrenching guitars, the sound is most captivating live.

Led by Australia-born brothers Isaac and Thorald Koren, The Kin have forged a path for themselves as successful touring musicians across America, Canada, Australia and this year the U.K., France and India. touring non-stop for 3 years with the likes of Rod Stewart, Blue October, Joshua Radin, Rusted Root and many more.

The Kin have sold over 30, 000 of their first two releases independently (THE UPside charted in Billboard last August and was on the Heat Seekers chart for two weeks) and are set to release their first album of covers, 'The Rondo Sessions' (from Nina Simone to David Bowie), a collaboration with San Francisco producer team, The Rondo Brothers, in early 2011. They are currently in pre-production for their next studio album and are set to record a live EP at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on November 22nd.