Lounge Acts: The Kraken Quartet uses layers of percussion to create a unique sound

Catch them at Northside Music Fest this Saturday

Listen to The Kraken Quartet perform and chat for WCPO Lounge Acts in the audio player above.

CINCINNATI -- It would be easy to be skeptical of an all percussion foursome, but fear not: The Kraken Quartet brings a lot to the table.

Comprised of Chris Demetriou, Andrew Dobos, Taylor Eddinger and Sean Harvey, the Austin-based band met in college, and over the years they’ve found interesting and unique ways to layer their instruments to create an all-encompassing sound.

Highly energetic and engaging, their style blurs genre lines, with notes of everything from indie, post-rock, electronica -- even math rock.

To create the wildly expansive sounds they do with primarily percussion instruments is a testament to not only the oft-underrated power of percussion but to the talent of The Kraken Quartet’s members. They also incorporate other electronic instruments like keyboards and synths, rounding out their vibe to create an ambience that It Djents described as “a cozy, soft and warming sound blanket."

A blanket indeed, it’s not hard to get lost (in a good way) under their soundscapes. 

Get a taste of that feel for yourself by checking out their performance for WCPO Lounge Acts above, and don’t miss them at the Northside Music Festival this weekend.

If You Go

Northside Music Festival
Northside Tavern (4163 Hamilton Ave, Northside, Cincinnati)
Saturday, June 23rd, 6 p.m.
Free 21+
More info at northsidemusicfestival.com

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