KETTLE OF KITES
RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘OLIVER’
WATCH THE CAPTIVATING, VINTAGE ANIMATED VIDEO HERE
TRACK IS THE LATEST TO EMERGE FROM SCI FI INSPIRED NEW
ALBUM: ‘ARROWS’ – OUT 11 OCTOBER 2019
As Kettle of Kites frontman and lyricist Tom Stearn explains:
“Oliver is a song about a robot. It’s about the humanity and divinity of an object made by mandkind, becoming more than the parts that make it up and the laws it is bound by. Oliver is based on a fundamental character in the works of Isaac Asimov, who is both saviour and scientist, but not of flesh and bone. It was one of the first songs written for the album ‘Arrows’ and inspired the direction of the record, working with themes in the books of Asimov.”
The highly conceptual new track is further married to some uniquely vintage and captivatingly geometric visuals, provided courtesy of noted Italian maths professor Michele Emmer. Originally produced by the professor to visualise the concepts of another Sci-Fi authorEdwin A. Abbott’s and his cult 1884 novel ‘Flatland’, the visuals were granted on special permission to the band to reappropriate here. The stunning results of this innovative collaboration find the video providing fitting accompaniment for the surreal,slow-burning soundscapes that resonate through latest single ‘Oliver’.
‘Oliver’ arrives as the follow up to previous single ‘Weathervane’, a track that similarly pays tribute to the works of Isaac Asimov; in particular his groundbreaking idea of ‘Psychohistory’ first explored by Asimov in his universally acclaimed Foundation series.
Both tracks will appear on upcoming album ‘Arrows’ (out October 11 2019), an interstellar collection of stimulating, science fiction-inspired post rock that finds Kettle of Kites ruminating on the core principles of space and time and beyond….
In the run up to the new album release, the band have also announced a limited run of UK live dates, including a full band show at Glasgow’s Hug & Pint this September. Standby for further dates to be announced in due course.
UK LIVE DATES
24 May 2019 – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow (solo show w/ Ye Vagabonds)
6 September – The Hug & Pint, Glasgow (Full band)
KETTLE OF KITES – ‘ARROWS’ – WILL BE RELEASED ON 11 OCTOBER 2019.
At a time when isolationism and ideological inward-looking, seem to be gripping the western world with greater effect every day, Kettle of Kites are a band unafraid to break the curve. With its constituent members hailing from Scotland, England, Belgium and Italy, Kettle of Kites gaze far beyond the borders of Earth and transfix upon the wonders of the universe and its limitless possibilities. Arriving in 2019 like a pan-European, sci-fi space rock programme, the four piece will deliver their new album this Autumn: ‘Arrows’, an innovative concept record inspired by the works of science-fiction pioneer: Isaac Asimov.
Straddling the astral planes between Radiohead, Talk Talk and Green-era REM, Kettle of Kites are a sci-fi inspired rock band currently based in Italy. Releasing ‘Loan’ in 2015, the band’s debut album arrived as very much the solo effort of Scottish songwriter and former member of orchestral indie-pop outfit Admiral Fallow: Tom Stearn. Recorded unceremoniously in a basement in Italy, the release was finessed half way across the world at the famous A Pocket Full Of Stones studio in Australia.
Returning to the project in 2019 with an expanded line up and a brave new vision for the band’s future, Stearn enlisted talents from across Europe in the form of Genoa’s Pietro Martinelli (bass), Brussels-based Marco Giongrandi (guitar) and London-based drummer Riccardo Chiaberta, to map out the musical schematics of upcoming concept album: ‘Arrows’. Combining a wealth of experiences from music scenes across Europe, on ‘Arrows’ the new-look line up adeptly illustrate the vividly visionary worlds and endlessly imaginative idiosyncrasies of acclaimed Science Fiction author Isaac Asimov. Harnessing supernova crescendos to spacial melodies with artful effect, ‘Arrows’ sees Kettle of Kites charting their true potential with nine intrepidly arranged and intergalactically influenced compositions that reach for the stars.
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