Kid Astray debuted with the track ‘The Mess’ in late 2013. The song became track of the week on national radio and was immediately added to playlist rotation, where it remained for over 20 weeks. It went on to get play on BBC1, KCRW, Sirius and many more stations internationally.
Kid Astray followed up with their second single “Best of Us” which entered into even higher rotation on NRK and landed them gigs at most major Norwegian festivals and also a few in the UK. In the meantime, the band managed to record a self-produced EP in the same basement studio, which was released on prestigious American indie label Mom+Pop gaining them radio play on a few further singles.
After signing to a record deal with Scandinavian independent label Cosmos (Say Lou Lou, Naomi Pilgrim) the band began writing and recording in Sweden and the UK with the like of Peter Morén (Peter, Bjørn and John), Markus Jagerstedt (Robyn), Erik Hassle and Tord Øverland Knutsen (the Wombats).
2014 saw the release of highly successful single ‘Back to The Ordinary’.
In 2014 the band also landed a licensing deal with the Caroline-label Drawing Board (Universal Music), covering the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 2014 also saw Kid Astray inking a deal with one of the UK’s major managements, Big Life, led by industry veterans Jazz Summers, Tim Parry and Scott Baker-Marflitt.
March 16th 2015 sees the release of the band’s debut album ‘Home Before the Dark’ (Cosmos)