After their triumphant debut tour in the U.S. last Summer, Sweden’s electronic duo KITE is returning Stateside for a longer and more extensive U.S. tour in support of their sixth EP, appropriately titled VI. Kicking off at NYC’s Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, February 28th, KITE will be circling the States with their epic midnight dance music, including stops at DC’s Spellbound, Detroit’s Small’s Bar, LA’s Complex, and Seattle’s Highline with two days in Austin for SxSW.
Called “Sweden’s Depeche Mode” and “the best thing you can experience live”, KITE have been cultivating their kinetic, epic and adventurous electronic wonderland of droning synths and throbbing beats, full of majestic melodies. Through the years, the band have often drawn comparisons to bands like Ultravox and Japan, even being called the “best pop music to come out of Sweden since The Knife.”
KITE formed in 2008 when singer Nicklas Stenemo (who started his career in acclaimed indie groups such as Melody Club and The Mo) joined forces with keyboard player Christian Berg (who came from the even smaller town Tranås and from band Strip Music). Striking the music scene with their first single “Ways to Dance” from their self-titled debut EP, the track was an instant club hit that introduced the band to a massive Scandinavian audience that spread out to Western Europe and even the U.S. Throughout their six EPs, the band released dance hit after dance hit including “Jonny Boy“, “I Just Wanna Feel“, and “Cannonballs.” Their latest EP VI saw the band expanding their sound and yielding atmospheric singles in “Up For Life” and “True Colours.“