Bristol-based band formed in 2010, comprising Alan Renwick and Hal Andrews.
Debut album ‘A Sound Seal’ released on Scolpaig Records in Spring 2011.
The band’s dark, layered and infectious sound was honed through the bleak winter of 2010-11 in Greenholm in the West of Scotland. Kiseleff fuses an early ’80s New Wave feel with electronic/dance-influences.
The atmospheric songs on A Sound Seal are inspired by the true stories of three brothers who emigrated from the Hebrides to America in the mid-19th Century. Singer Al inherited dozens of letters send back to Scotland by the brothers (his direct ancestors) and built the songs based on his imagined version of their lives.
The album "A Sound Seal" was released within days of recording, and within weeks has gained a large global following, with over 10,000 Facebook fans and CD/download sales in over 20 countries. Al's unorthodox songs have been described as "ominous and optimistic, haunting and hopeful" while the collection's sole cover, The Church's "Chaos" was described by Steve Kilbey as 'the best ever Church cover'.
"These songs are beautifully potent. Solid A"
Melissa Kucirek - Suite101 (April 2011)
"Creative-to-the-bone material, a plot that takes you on an exciting journey and songs that are catchy as hell" 4.5/5
Jimmy Rae - Skope (April 2011)
"It's quite amazing how original Kiseleff’s sound is..a musical triple threat & should be considered a premier talent" 7/10
- Cyrus Rhodes, Indie Music Review (Apr 13, 2011)
"both ominous and optimistic, haunting and hopeful...To sum it all up, this is one of the best cds by a band I was not previously familiar with" 3 Stars
- Ben Oliver, Music Emissions (Apr 08, 2011)
"Kiseleff’s first effort is downright jaw-dropping...builds off the work of bands like New Order and Depeche Mode while possessing a tempo that would make acts like Tiesto and Daft Punk jealous. Pick this title up. Rating: 8.1/10"
James McQuiston Editor - Neufutur Magazine (April 2011)