“It’s a bold return, emphatically emotional while displaying incredible technical ability” – CLASH
“he goes from strength to strength with every release” – PILERATS
“it’s got us feeling all the feels” – THE INTERNS
Fans at his recent sold out East Coast shows were gifted a mysterious artwork print containing a hidden clue, with a handful of sleuths spotting the cryptic song title and release date of The Kite String Tangle’s next single. Today we can reveal to all that the next taste of his new musical direction is single ‘KILLING TIME’ ft. Eliott.
Featuring glitchy moments, dark notes, and a staccato beat, the lighter vocals provided by Melbourne’s Eliott give the track a perfect balance in tone.
The track is paired with instrumental track ‘1.618’ and follows on from the double release of singles ‘P()L4R’ and ‘C()D3X’ earlier in the year. Marking a new sound for The Kite String Tangle, ‘P()L4R’ struck a chord with fans and media alike with high rotation at triple j and tastemaker support across UK and Europe.
Currently in Berlin on the Grant McLennan Fellowship which sees him living in the city for 3 months to collaborate and immerse himself in the electronic music and arts scene, The Kite String Tangle says of the track: “This song quickly floated to the top of the demo pile for me. I watched Eliott playing a show in Brisbane supporting No Mono and was absolutely blown away by her commanding voice and presence and I feel really honoured to have her voice on this track. The song is about feeling a little like you’re in a hamster wheel watching the world go by and perhaps feeling like you’re not progressing like you thought you would in life but realising that it’s ok because you’re sharing it with someone that you love or with whom you’re really connected in some way.”
It’s been a busy couple of years for the Brisbane producer. The release of his debut self-titled album in 2017 which saw him nominated for an ARIA award, three national headline tours, much-talked about sets at Splendour in the Grass and FOMO festivals amongst others. In 2018 he released single ‘Give It Time’ ft. Aalias, won a Queensland Music Award, played captivating sets at local and international festivals. Then there was also the release of mini album The Kite String Tangle Presents: In A Desperate Moment which resulted in two sold out shows with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane. All this came alongside the announcement of his own record label Exist. Recordings which has put out well received releases from Brisbane producer Golden Vessel and sibling duo Lastlings.
Queensland fans can catch The Kite String Tangle live in October, as he’s been announced on The Grass Is Greener Festivals in Gold Coast and Cairns.