Introducing The Kite Machine and their stomping new single, Sinister Sound
The Geelong-based three-piece are about to embark on their biggest tour to date.
If you like you're rock'n'roll a little bit dirty, with a few hairs on the chest and a stomping beat, Geelong three-piece The Kite Machine's latest offering Sinister Sound should be right up your alley. Sitting pretty alongside the likes of The Black Keys and QOTSA, it's a monster tune that's just begging for a rock out on the d-floor.
We got to know 'em a little better before they embark on their biggest tour to date, taking up a big run of dates up and down the eastern seaboard over the next couple of months:
Tell us about yourselves?
We’re a three-piece funk/rock band from Geelong. Been playing together for about 5-6 years, we love putting on a full-on live show and we like to call our drummer’s van ‘The Elgrande’ instead of ‘Elgrand’.
What kind of tunes we talkin’?
Hopefully, rock songs with enough of a dancy groove it’s reaaally hard to sit still when you listen to it.
Our songs usually start off as an absolute bombardment of nonsensical riffs and complicated forms, but the hope is that by the time we workshop them a little and slap some lyrics on ‘em they end up coming out as a more publicly legible fuzzy/funky/pop/rock song.
Can you tell us about your new single Sinister Sound?
Sinister Sound is where we’ve ended up with our more recent songwriting. A little less busy, a little more sound. A little less conversation, a little more action.
Any shows coming up?
Funny you ask… We’ve just announced our biggest tour to date: Geelong, Melbourne, a bit of regional Victoria, Sydney and Adelaide. It’s gonna be off its chops (full list down the bottom).
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
Well without giving too much away there’s a few new songs in the pipeline and maybe even a few festivals. Watch this space.
Where can we hear more of your music?
Fri 24 Aug - The Delatite Hotel, Mansfield
Sat 25 Aug - Alpine Retreat, Mount Buller
Sat 1 Sep - The Workers Club, Geelong (U18's Matinee Show)
Sat 1 Sep - The Workers Club, Geelong
Thu 27 Sep - Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap
Fri 28 Sep - West Thebby Social Club, Adelaide
Thu 11 Oct -Frankies Pizza, Sydney
Sat 13 Oct - Birregurra Festival & Art Show, Birregurra
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