– red kite –
Are You Listening? Festival favourites Red Kite return once more to Reading showcasing music from their two albums (Songs for Crow and Racquet).
Red Kite’s second album seethes and writhes. It grasps for truth, rejects the false, and uses anger – controlled and directed – as its energy. It’s the kind of record that gives “indie rock”, that much-maligned label, a good name. Racquet is the kind of album that demands attention be paid, and rewards that attention with glorious melodies that offer joy to sweeten the pill.
Red Kite describe themselves as “a gang of fools from London that play alt-rock music with three guitarists, two drummers, and equal parts hymn and” squall.
This sounds good to us!
– Glass Mountain –
Their arrangements are complex; their lyrics confessional and poetic; they’re artistic without being inaccessible and they’re one of the most promising and accomplished new acts in recent memory. Taking their name from a David Hockney artwork, Glass Mountain’s sound is drenched in visual allusion, matching the size and scope of Sigur Ros or The Cure to something much more delicate and personal.