Kite (band)

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Kite
NicklasStenemo.jpg
Singer Nicklas Stenemo
Background information
OriginMalmö, Sweden
GenresSynthpop, New Wave
Years active2008 (2008)–present
LabelsProgress Productions
Websitehttps://myspace.com/kitemalmo/music/songs
Members
  • Christian Berg
  • Nicklas Stenemo

Kite are a Swedish synthpop group composed of Nicklas Stenemo (The Mo, Melody Club) and Christian Berg (Yvonne, Strip Music, The April Tears). Originating from Malmö and now based in Stockholm they are signed to Progress Productions and have published six EPs since their debut in 2008. Each of them was released on CD and as a limited vinyl record edition. Kite have performed on festivals like Recession Festival in Århus, Denmark, and on Arvika Festival and Putte i parken in Sweden and Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig.

Reception[edit]

Their eponymous debut EP Kite was reviewed favourably by the Side-Line magazine comparing it to classic 1980s synthpop acts like Erasure or Yazoo, while the German Sonic Seducer noted singer Stenemo's distinctive voice.[1][2] The EP Kite III was lauded for its original sound by Side-Line and Sonic Seducer, the latter marking a darker tone in this release.[3][4] The release Kite IV has been seen as a mix of classic 1980s synthpop like OMD and modern, experimental sounds.[5] Kite's sixth EP VI was released in 2015. It has been compared to the sound of Kraftwerk and Vangelis.[6][7]

The 2010 single "Jonny Boy" reached position 49 in the Swedish charts.[8]

Discography[edit]

EP[edit]

  • Kite (October 2008)
  • Kite II (October 2009)
  • Kite III (September 2010)
  • Kite IV (November 2011)
  • Kite V (May 2013)
  • Kite VI (April 2015)

Singles[edit]

  • "Jonny Boy" (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kite – Kite (Mcd EP Progress Productions)". Side-Line. 8 January 2009.
  2. ^ Heinzelmann, Sandra M. (2008). "Kite – Kite (MCD)". Sonic Seducer (in German). No. 11. Thomas Vogel Media. Archived from the original on 2013-04-12.
  3. ^ "Kite – Kite III (Mcd EP Progress Productions)". Side-Line. 29 October 2010.
  4. ^ Heinzelmann, Sandra M. (2010). "Kite – III". Sonic Seducer (in German). No. 10. Thomas Vogel Media. p. 89. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Kite – IV (EP - Progress Productions)". Side-Line. 24 October 2011.
  6. ^ Strage, Fredrik (18 April 2015). "Kite: 'VI'". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  7. ^ Heinzelmann, Sandra M. (2015). "Kite – VI". Sonic Seducer (in German). No. 5. p. 81.
  8. ^ "Kite – Jonny Boy (song)". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien.

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