We are a 4-piece instrumental rock band based in Sheffield, consisting of Sam Ainger on drums, David Ivall and Danny Mills on guitar, and Joe Richards on bass. The band is named after a trail in Alaska - a route recommended for best experiencing the Northern Lights. Our music has a post-rock edge, with a mix of influences including Sigur Rós, Oceansize, Explosions in the Sky, God is an Astronaut, This Will Destroy You, Pink Floyd and Buckethead.
We recorded our first EP - “Circle of Least Confusion” - at 2Fly Studios in Sheffield in October 2011. This led to repeated airplay on BBC Radio Sheffield, and our featuring in Exposed Magazine’s In Session section, with a 2-page spread in the magazine and a live session recorded and filmed for their website. We have been building up our gigging experience in the city, including a slot at Tramlines festival in August 2012.
In January 2013, our first full-length album was released, entitled "Sailing Stones". Again recorded at 2Fly Studios, this record expands on the themes and groundwork laid by the first EP, whilst furthering our sonic reach. It has been nominated for Best Album by Sheffield Scenester, alongside a Best EP nomination for "Circle of Least Confusion".
Sigur Rós, Oceansize, Explosions in the Sky, God is an Astronaut, This Will Destroy You, Pink Floyd, Buckethead.