Kites is a London band composed of a pop-poet with a love of words and handkerchiefs (Matthew), a scholar of electronics (Richard), guitarist (Jasper) from New York and former percussionist of The Holloways (Edwin). In a recent interview, Kites’ flamboyant dandy-esque front man, Matthew, described their sound as: “Melodramatic provocation for discontented dreamers” with the press referring to them as “pioneers of electro-fop-pop”.
Their new single "This Jumped up Boy In Livery" was released on 1st October and has already won the support of their dedicated fan-base and national plays on BBC6 Music, XFM, Absolute and Amazing Radio. Artrocker Magazine said the track was "verbose, camp and infectious" and that it was "impossible not to get hooked", whilst Clash Magazine said the band made "blossoming, fiercely intelligent pop music". Q Magazine listed the single as one of the top 100 tracks 'You MUST Download NOW' in a recent issue.
Think Twin Shadow meets The Drums and you’re half way there.
The band have recently played live support slots for the likes of: The Maccabees, Jarvis Cocker, Emmy The Great, King Charles, Man Like Me, Gary Numan, The Mystery Jets, Peter Hook, Erasure and Bloc Party, plus sets at Liverpool Sound City and Tramlines, amongst others. Following a recent sold out show with Aiden Grimshaw at London's Scala, Kites trended on twitter, such was the audience response!
Kites will now be bringing their ‘Factory-indebted, decadent disco’ to cities across the UK on an extensive, and seemingly never-ending tour, including major festival bookings for 2013.