Kettle of Kites launch their new sci-fi inspired album 'Arrows' at London's Victoria in Dalston. Opening the concert is London based musician and songwriter Jack Cheshire.
Kettle of Kites is an indie art rock band. It’s a soaring crescendo and then a simple folk melody. It’s a vast wide open space and then an intimate living room – a geometric maze to find your way through.
Their debut album Loan was formed through humble means – recorded in a dingy, sweaty Italian basement by Scottish frontman/songwriter Tom Stearn and then sent half way across the world to A Pocket Full Of Stones studio in Australia to be mixed. Embarking on the launch of their new sci-fi inspired studio album Arrows, the band’s somewhat dispersed members (Pietro Martinelli, bass – Genoa // Marco Giongrandi, guitar – Brussels // Riccardo Chiaberta, drums – London) combine their unique experience in their respective music scenes to sculpt new worlds, new images, new stories.
Their second album Arrows is inspired by the sci-fi world of the author Isaac Asimov – Sumptuous Fleet Foxes-esque sunsets, roaring Grizzly Bear reverbs and cyclic classical guitar lines, with an undercurrent of minimal electronic drums and synth reminiscent of Radiohead.
Jack Cheshire is an English musical artist based in London.
'lyrically, melodically and sonically compelling' ★★★★ MOJO
'Spooky, pointillist, beautiful' The Sunday Times
'curious, idiosyncratic artful pop.
Psychedelic in a very English way...imbued with remarkable depth.' Clash
He has written and recorded four albums;
Allow it to Come On (2008)
Long Mind Hotel (2013)
Black Light Theatre (2017)
Cheshire has shared stages with the likes of Songhoy Blues & Josh T Pearson as well as performing at Green Man Festival and the Kings Place.
In March 2014 he played a live session for Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music radio show.
He is currently working on his fifth album.