Major league Danish indie rock band. Formed 1991 by schoolmates Kasper Eistrup, Mads Tunebjerg and Asger Engholm Techau initially as a trio named Nirvana, playing heavy blues. As the US Nirvana grew in popularity, the band was aware that they had to change name. They settled on Kashmir, after a song by one of their favorite bands, Led Zeppelin. Kashmir finished second in the 1993 Danish Rock Championship (the winner that year was Dizzy Mizz Lizzy), and the attention on the band rose. In 1994 Kashmir got their first record deal, on the new-formed record label Start, where their first album, Travelogue, was released. Later on, Kashmir signed a contract with Sony Denmark. In 2001 Henrik Lindstrand joined the band.