Impact Date: 22/12/2014
“Effortless musicianship and all killer-no filler songs.” – Highland News
“Brilliant folk rock collective… each and every one of them a first rate musician.” – Netsounds Unsigned
“Red Kites can create instant euphoria in the crowd… they turned in a second stunner of a showcase performance.” – Inverness Courier
From the tranquil corners of Surrey comes 5-piece ensemble, Red Kites. Formed back in 2010 the Guilford boys have been honing their craft and entertaining audiences around the country. Now the boys are ready to unleash their strongest single yet Salt Walter.
Although Guildford-based, the boys roots are in the Highlands, Inverness remains the boys second home and a source of their musical inspiration.
Red Kites music is epic yet intimate, combining emotive lyrics and sweeping melody delivered with a fierce determination. Balancing pop songwriting with raw Celtic-tinged alt-rock and an unpredictability which is entirely their own, the band’s unrestrained creativity lends a refreshing edge to their take on modern rock music.
Their self-released debut E.P ‘Beat in Time’ was released in April 2012 to critical acclaim, and the follow up ‘New Life Ignites’ was released in June 2013. The release of Salt Walter marks a turning point for Red Kites music and is bound to turn heads in UK music.
2nd Dec Brighton The Haunt (Single Launch)
10th Dec Liverpool, Zanzi Bar
11th Dec Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
12th Dec Manchester, Night & Day
13th Dec Inverness, Madhatters