Golden Kanine started off as a loud guitar based Indie-Rock band. Since then, the band has started to experiment with more diverse instruments and a more intimate approach. Now the sound includes mandolins, horns and soaring feedback. Their music progressed quite a bit. They are a loud intimate band. Or a intimate loud band. It’s the bands wish that people will be able to cry as well as dance to the songs. Mission accomplished.
The four made a record in which a guy called Marcus Lundquist played trombone on, and soon after they had fallen in love with the idea of a more dynamic sound with more versatile instrumentation than just the classic rock setting of guitars, bass and drums. The idea incorporated the thought of a wall of snares, mandolins, trombones, banjos, guitars, fuzz bass guitar, pianos, the eventual pump organ.
The idea turned out to be generating quite a stir, both in their home region of southern Sweden but also in Germany and Denmark. The five guys started to record their debut album called “Scissors & Happiness”, which later was released by German record label Stargazer. The album got great reviews in German fanzines and magazines and the band kept looking for more ways to get their music out.
Golden Kanine took to touring and even more touring and eventually they ended up in the garden of the Glitterhouse mansion playing a set to the crowd of the OBS festival and Golden Kanine soon signed on with Glitterhouse records. Their second album “Oh Woe”! was released, soon after
Glitterhouse re-released “Scissors & Happiness”. Golden Kanine toured - a lot. They played small hole-in-the-walls as well as festivals (Haldern-Pop, Orange Blossom Special, Weinturm, Fusion, even Southside and Hurricane), they got to know the feeling of playing sold-out arenas by supporting Mando Diao during their German tour and they were invited to play for legendary German tv-show WDR-Rockpalast. It just progressed. Like their music did.