Delirious. Full blown fucking delirious.
So much so that at 1am on Monday morning as I write this and then think, ah no, maybe I should just wait till the morning and read this ol’ thing over, you know, give it the old clean up, but then as I write that realise that if I lost this the next morning, you readers wouldn’t know the struggle. It’s real. And sure, it is some privileged white male struggle full of scholarships, reasonably affordable rent and a supportive group of friends and family, but mate it be struggle all the same. (although not the same as those actually going through struggles. I’M JUST FUCKING TIRED).
Big April tape. 18 tracks. All real good. I mean gee whiz. as if it wouldn’t be amirite? As always, can’t recommend enough the tape download. A tasty morsel, showcasing the best in contemporary Australian music of all kinds, put together by one of our chefs Miks, because hey let’s be honest, we had to give the guy something to do, because he’s just always free and ALWAYS HAS TIME ON HIS HANDS ESPECIALLY IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MONDAY MORNING.
Anyway, yeah, just have a listen, and bloody click download (or maybe even follow the instructions in the brackets, yeah mate, like these instructions in these brackets, but the ones in the brackets below k?) on the DOWNLOAD thing just below the soundcloud playlist.
It be the music that gets us through. It’s always the music that gets us through.
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With this cover of Lorde‘s pretty massive track ‘Tennis Court’ added to his already rather impressive arsenal, Brisbane’s The Kite String Tangle is set to become pretty darn large. As front man of live electro outfit Pigeon, he’s showcased his pipes and, as a band, they made tidy work of some really nicely produced live dance music.
Solo though, TKST, or Danny to his mates, really manages to harness an incredible intricacy in his songwriting. And it’s not all so intricate that it sounds fragile or even weak. Pulling him through, I think, are the pop sensibilities that Danny brings to the table.
There’s a few comments floating online that this cover is better than the original, and, although I must say I haven’t familiarised myself that much with the original, this cover is pop, like big pop, but with the subtlety and consideration that helps him to still cut through and not lose any artistry.
From Brissie, Danny Harley is doing some pretty amazing things at the moment. Perhaps better known as The Kite String Tangle, he is one of the few artists in Australia successfully melding the world of glitchtronica and good singer songwriter music.
You may have heard Danny’s name kicking around before – he’s the frontman of great live electronica band Pigeon, who we’ve recently featured. The Kite String Tangle is very different though, and first single ‘Given The Chance’ is testament to that.
Stream the single below and grab it on iTunes if you dig.