The Kite String Tangle Announces Special Mini Album and Releases 'The Heights of Trees' With New Video
To accompany his upcoming sold out shows with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra which are a part of the inaugural Wave Festival, today The Kite String Tangle releases breathtaking single 'The Heights of Trees' with an accompanying video, and announces a one-off mini album The Kite String Tangle Presents: In A Desperate Moment, to be released April 13.
The Heights of Trees' is a flawless soaring track with blissful vocals. Danny Harley, aka The Kite String Tangle says" I wrote the skeleton of this song probably two years ago, possibly more. It's one of those that kept coming back to me and is essentially abut being frustrated by the monotony that everyday life can bring, and trying to create change, even turbulence, in your own life."
The Kite String Tangle Presents; In A Desperate Moment was created as an outlet for Harley's other musical side, and songs from the mini album will be performed at his two sold out shows with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for Wave Festival later this month. Although known for his electronic prowess he has been simultaneously writing music and a piano or guitar and has been attracted to organic music with acoustic and classical instrumentation. Harley states; "I have many influences and I've never been able to stop myself from writing these sombre, fragile and vulnerable songs. I try to paint that onto an electronic canvas a lot of the time but there are many songs that just need to be left in the organic world in which they were born. Instruments with strings and pedals and levers and sound holes and scratches and dents. Songs for broken people played with instruments that also need repairing. These songs aren't designed for radio or for a festival or a party or anything else; they exist purely for expression and there's something magical about that."
The mini album includes an array of family and friends playing a range of instruments. Harley's sister's string quartet played the strings on the albums, which also features saxophone, trumpet and a large amount of flugel horn played by good friends. He would with long time friend Dustin Tebbutt on their second original collaboration in track 'Evergreen' feat. Dustin Tebbutt. and his live drummer Kosta Theodosis successfully conquered the challenging drum parts. The album was developed over countless studio hours, and also features weird and wonderful toys, tapes and trinkets.
Fresh off a run of shows around the country on the Wine Machine tour, today's announcement comes ahead of a busy few weeks in the Northern Hemisphere appearing at The Great Escape, Pirmavera, Dot to Dot and other festivals, as well as his own headline shows in London, Amsterdam and Berlin.
It's being a particularly busy 2017/2018 for The Kite String Tangle of release of his debut self-titled album, two national headline tours, much-talked about sets and Splendour in the Grass and FOMO festivals amongst others, AUS,NZ support for US electronic duo Odesza, a support at the Brisbane Festival for London Grammar, and a co-headline slot on Red Deer Festival. All this came alongside the announcement of his own record label Exist. Recordings which put out well received releases from Brisbane producer Golden Vessel and sibling duo Lastlings.
The Kite String Tangle album (released via Warner Music Australia) reached #1 on the iTunes electronic charts and made a Top 10 debut on the iTunes album chart. The first single from the album 'Selfish" has amassed over 4 million streams and was followed by 'The Prize' feat, Bridgette Amofah (Rudimental) which received high rotation on radio.
You can buy/ Stream 'The Heights of Trees; here: wma.lnk.to/TheHeightsOfTreesPR
Or check out the new film clip for 'The Height of Trees' below: