High Coast, from Malmö in Sweden, is a Swedish indie-folk/country band built around the expressive lyrics and distinctive acoustic guitar of singer-songwriter Daniel Walke. Like much music in the Americana genre, High Coast’s songs illustrate the disillusionment, despair, and imperfection of reality.
High Coast in its various forms can be traced all the way back to 2010, when Daniel Walke started to write his own music. In the mid-2010s, the band was a four-piece, focusing on live performances in southern Sweden, including a support slot with Great Lake Swimmers in Lund and Copenhagen in 2015.
Walke and Wegestål met at music college in Malmö around ten years ago. Walke writes the lyrics and brings the basic song structure to the table, but the arrangements are collaborative, with Wegestål’s musical creativity adding the colours.