Kashmir (band)

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Kashmir (band)

Kashmir is a Danish alternative rock band consisting of Kasper Eistrup (vocals and lead guitar); Mads Tunebjerg (bass); Asger Techau (drums) and Henrik Lindstrand (keyboards and guitar).


In the spring of 1991, Eistrup, Tunebjerg and Techau formed a heavy blues band under the name "Nirvana" at Kastanievej Efterskole (a continuation school) in Frederiksberg, Denmark. Shortly after they started performing Thursday nights at Ordrup Gymnasium (a local high school).

When the American band Nirvana started to gain success, they changed their name to "Kashmir", after the Led Zeppelin song.

In 1993, they finished second in "DM i Rock", a national amateur concert contest, behind Dizzy Mizz Lizzy and subsequently became popular in Denmark.

In 2000, the band won six Danish Music Awards: 'Best Danish Band', 'Best Danish Album', 'Best Danish Songwriter', and 'Best Danish Rock Album' for The Good Life; and 'Best Danish Producer' and 'Best Danish Music Video' for "Mom in Love, Daddy in Space".[1]

In 2001, Lindstrand joined the band's lineup.

In 2004, the band won four Danish Music Awards for 'Best Danish Band', 'Best Danish Rock Album' for Zitilites, 'Best Danish Music Video' for "Rocket Brothers" and 'Best Album Cover' for Zitilites.[1]

Their album No Balance Palace (2005), features Lou Reed reciting a poem by Eistrup on "Black Building" and David Bowie who sings a duet with Eistrup on "The Cynic". Additionally, the album was produced by Tony Visconti.

On November 13, 2009 Kashmir released the first single "Mouthful of Wasps" on their website. The band also recently announced via Twitter that Trespassers, their sixth full-length album, would see its release on February 1, 2010. Trespassers was produced by John O'Mahony and Andy Wallace and recorded at Jimi Hendrix' legendary studio Electric Lady Studios in New York City.



Year Title Charts Notes
1994 Travelogue
1996 Cruzential[+]
1999 The Good Life 3
2001 Home Dead 11
2003 Zitilites 1
2005 No Balance Palace 1 92
2010 Trespassers 1 85 89
2011 Katalogue 7 Compilation album
2013 E.A.R. 1[7] released March 18th
  • +  - Cruzential was re-released in 1997 with two extra songs as Cruzential (Luxury Version 1997).
Live albums
  • 2008: The Aftermath (Live - CD/DVD)
Mini-albums & EPs
  • Child of Kashmir (1st Demo) (1991)
  • Kashmir Cabaret (2nd Demo) (1992)
  • Travelogue: The EP (UK Edition) (1995)
  • The Epilogue EP (1995)
  • A Selection of Two Lilies EP (2003)
  • Extraordinaire EP (2010)


Year Single Charts Album
DEN Singles Chart
P3 Tjeklisten
1994 "The Story of Jamie Fame Flame" Travelogue
"Art of Me"
1995 "Travelogue" Cruzential
1996 "Bring Back Superman" 18
"Prawn's Blues"
1997 "Gloom"
1999 "Mom in Love, Daddy in Space" 27[~] 2 The Good Life
"Graceland" 9
"Miss You" 6
2000 "Make it Grand" 8
2003 "In the Sand" 15 Zitilites
"Rocket Brothers" 33[~] 1
"Surfing The Warm Industry" 3
2004 "The Aftermath" 9 1
"Melpomene" 16 6
2005 "The Curse of Being a Girl" 9 3 No Balance Palace
2006 "The Cynic" (featuring David Bowie) 2 1
"She's Made of Chalk" 8 4
"Kalifornia" 11 2
2009 "Mouthful of Wasps" 5 1 Trespassers
2010 "Still Boy" 4
"Pursuit of Misery"
2011 "Splittet til atomer" 4 Katalogue
2013 "Seraphina" 14 E.A.R.
"" denotes releases that did not chart.
  • ~  - Danish Single Chart peak positions for "Mom in Love, Daddy in Space" and "Rocket Brothers" are for the 2010 chart entries.


  • Rocket Brothers (2004)
  • The Aftermath (2005) - A live concert DVD/CD from Store Vega, Copenhagen. November 23, 2004.
  • E.A.R (2013) - Special Mexican Edition DVD with the making of the album E.A.R and music videos.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Danish Music Awards timeline. DR. Retrieved on 2005-10-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Danish Charts - Kashmir
  3. Dutch Charts - Kashmir
  4. hitparade.ch - Kashmir
  5. Mexican Charts - Kashmir
  6. Top 20.dk - Kashmir / The Good Life
  7. Hitlisten, week 12/2013
  8. danskehitlister.dk | Kashmir | 1994-2010

External links

Official sites

  • Kashmir.nu - The official Kashmir website
  • myspace.com/kashmiryeah - The official Kashmir Myspace


  • My Kashmir - Danish Fansite in Danish & English
  • Petite Machine - Mexican Fansite


  • Music Videos - Complete list of music videos by Kashmir
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