From: CA, United States
Genre: Folk, Indie-folk, Rock
The arc of storytellers, the insight of poets, and the authenticity of balladeers: Byzantium, an indie-folk quintet from Los Angeles, trace indelible lines of romantic regret, Irish-pub swagger and reckless jaunt, fusing lush harmonies beautifully balanced by Taylor Kinney's soulful reach and Ben Leyland's rugged rasp. Listeners are sure to hear the familiar influences of Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers, and their high-energy showmanship and down-to-earth charm make it impossible for the crowd not to love them.
Byzantium truly belong to the folk tradition: their impact cannot be reduced solely to the power of their music, but rather has a more ancient foothold in the ever-unfolding human story that colors it.