Described by NPR Music as joyous folk pop, Kuinka “laces modern folk and Americana with an electronic jolt, waltzing along the grooved edges of dream-pop, synth-pop, and Brooklyn’s mid-aughts guitar-rock revival” (Vanyaland). Their genre-defying music features several different lead singers, four-part harmony, and eclectic instrumentation including cello, banjo, synthesizers, ukulele and electronic percussion. For all of their sonic experimentation, the Seattle quartet’s songs and live shows are linked by an infectious energy that remains present in everything they do. Their new EP Stay Up Late is available now on Spotify, iTunes, and at www.kuinkatheband.com.

“Kuinka crafts songs that are engaging and original with a proper amount of established canon and innovation. Stories are laced through the lyrics, there are celebrations as well as lamentations—there is synth and cello! It is such a wonderful thing to hear a sound you’ve adored for so long ameliorated like this, with nothing missing, only new possibilities added to the mix.” -Paste Music & Daytrotter

“Seraphic vocals bookended by ukulele, cello, and heavy percussion will leave you feeling giddy and glad to be alive.” -The Stranger

“Last year I came across Kuinka and fell in love… rousing vocal harmonies… and unique blend of energetic, string-band music with a dose of synth. Kuinka’s live performance knocked me out…” – Bob Boilen, NPR Music / Tiny Desk

“Kuinka is not only a folk band in the purest sense of the term, they’re also innovators within that sound. It’s refreshing, joyous, & probably just what you need if your day could be going better than it is.” – Paste Magazine & Daytrotter

“Joyous folk pop” – NPR Music

Nathan Hamer // ukulele, vocals + mandolin
Miranda Zickler // vocals, synthesizer, banjo, rhythm guitar + percussion
Jillian Walker // cello, vocals + percussion
Zach Hamer // lead guitar, percussion, vocals + harmonica