black kites

Location:
Los Angeles, California, US
Type:
Artist / Band / Musician
Genre:
Rock / Shoegaze / Indie
Site(s):
Label:
Filthy Little Angels
The Black Kites began their initial flight back in 2005 when Alan Petherick and Nicki Nevlin started playing shows armed with only a guitar, a bass, some charming vocals and two retro drum machines. They attacked the Downtown L.A. art show scene with a vengeance, even though most of their shows ended up starting at around 3 am. Near the end of 2005, they fortunately acquired the multi-talented Evelyn Reyes (of Hona Lee) to provide some enchanting vocals and stargazing but dynamic keyboards to the music. Adding a drummer was the final step to take, and after playing many shows from Silverlake to Torrance, that step was finally cemented in the last days of 2006 when Marcel Feldmar, a recent transplant from Seattle (and Black Nite Crash and Blaise Pascal) stepped in to hit the kit behind the songs that could make a sad person dance. Bringing on 2009, Black Kites are getting ready to record a full length album with producer/engineer Josiah Mazzaschi (Light FM). They will hit the studio with the new addition of Gabriel Fernandez (Mospeada) on the drums and occasional guitar.



Taking inspiration from an eclectic variety of sounds (Velvet Underground, Jesus & Mary Chain, Stereolab, AC/DC, the Cure, the Birthday Party, Sigur Ros, Neu!, Tav Falco, David Bowie, Black Sabbath, and various showtunes, to name a couple), the Black Kites successfully released a sweet little EP that has gotten some nice feedback and found its way into the realm of iTunes. Black Kites manage to combine a love of swirling and atmospheric shoegaze and an affinity towards feedback and delay with a driving sense of rhythm and gritty rock'n'roll pop hooked melodics.



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